Shell & Tube Condenser Design

Condenser Design

Shell and Tube Condenser Design (CnD) is a software that is made to demonstrate thermal analysis and design calculations required for designing shell and tube condensers. This software can design, horizontal shell side condensers, horizontal tube side condensers, vertical shell side condensers, vertical tube side condensers and reflux condensers. This software application is intended for use by professional and academics in the engineering industry. Some basic understanding in thermodynamics, fluid flow and shell & tube heat exchangers is required before attempting to use this tool.

Below is a list of main features:
1. Support S.I Units and English (U.S) Units of measurement
2. Unit Converter includes 23 measurements units with 200 unit conversion
3. Import physical properties data to hot side and cold side from Microsoft Excel & from WeBBusterZ Physical properties database (included!)
4. Save/Load results

5. Generate an engineering datasheet (can be exported to .pdf file format),  Export Results to Engineering Data sheet in Microsoft Excel for editing
6. Export Results summary to Microsoft Word or Print Results summary.

7. Supports Horizontal shell side/Horizontal tube side/Vertical shell side/Vertical tube side and Reflux condensers design.
8. Supports Full condensation and Partial condensation (Subject to condensation model selection please see the table provided below for full information).
9. Support Sub cooling, Superheated vapor, Zone analysis, Shear Controlled and Gravity Controlled condensation (Subject to condensation model selection please see the table provided below for full information).
10. Basis and assumptions that the software makes during the calculations are stated on a visible panel.
11. Support single phase vapour condensation on hot side and liquid coolant on cold side, bare tubes only
12. TEMA designations.
13. Ability to calculate unknown Cold side temperature, Unknown Hot or cold side flow rate.
14. Triangular and square pitch tube orientation
15. Detailed calculation than displays many calculated variables such as: Duty, Area, Number of tubes, Shell/Tube velocities, flooding velocity and operating velocity for reflux condenser, Reynolds numbers, Condensation heat transfer coefficient, Condensation flow regime, Number of Baffles and Baffle spacing, Scale resistance (dirt factor), Overall heat transfer coefficient for both Clean and Fouled conditions, Pressure drops…etc. and many more
16. Ability to track calculation changes from trial to another.

Included Databases:
17. Estimate the Physical properties of pure components for more than 1450 components; the database has the ability to estimate Thermal Conductivity, Density, Heat Capacity and Viscosity. The database also included critical properties, boiling and melting points and come as separate software but easily integrated with the software.
18. Ability to add your own properties in the additional user databases.
19. Tube counts and standard tube sizes tables
20. Fouling factors
21. Overall heat transfer coefficients
22. Material Thermal Conductivities.
23. Maximum Allowable design velocities inside tubes for liquids
24. Ability to add your own components to use for simulations.
25. Water and steam properties

The table below provides a breakdown of all supported types

FeatureHorizontal Shell Side CondenserHorizontal Tube Side CondenserVertical Shell Side CondenserVertical Tube Side CondenserReflux Condenser
Condensation inShellTubeShellTubeTube
Full CondensationYesYesYesYesYes
Partial CondensationYesYesNoYesNo
Sub coolingYes, with Full condensation onlyNoYesYesYes
Superheated VaporYes, with Full condensation onlyNoYesYesYes
Shear Controlled CondensationYesNoNoYesNo
Gravity Controlled CondensationYesYesYesYesYes
Zone AnalysisYes, with Partial condensation onlyNoNoYes, with Partial condensation onlyNo
TEMA Shell SupportedE,J,XEEEE
TEMA Front Head SupportedA,B,C,D,NA,B,C,D,NA,B,C,D,NA,B,C,D,NA,B,C,D,N
TEMA Rear Head SupportedS,U,L,M,N,P,T,WS,U,L,M,N,P,T,WS,L,M,N,P,T,WS,L,M,N,P,T,WS,L,M,N,P,T,W


Click here to download the demo version of the product. Please also note that the demo version of this software will only operate with set examples which are restricted in our demo version.  The full version of this product does not have any restrictions.

We don’t offer a fully working demo version.

For a list of latest updates to the Full version please check the version history for this software

Condenser Design

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Screen shots

Below is a screen shot of the main screen, you can see more screen shots by following this link

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System Requirement

Shell and Tube Condenser design CnD needs the following system requirements to run:

1. Microsoft Windows operating system
2. 64 MB RAM
3. 30 MB free disk space
4. Dot Net 4.8 Framework (Most new computers have these system files, you can download them and install them from Microsoft website for FREE, or run windows update.)

The software should work on Windows 7, Windows 8, Windows 10 and Windows 11