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Process Heat Transfer Hardcover – June, 1950

ISBN-13: 978-0070341906 ISBN-10: 0070341907 Edition: 1St Edition

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  • Hardcover: 871 pages
  • Publisher: Mcgraw-Hill College; 1St Edition edition (June 1950)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0070341907
  • ISBN-13: 978-0070341906
  • Product Dimensions: 1.2 x 6.5 x 9.5 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 2.6 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (11 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,170,362 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Hard to find book, mostly out of print.
Gaurav Arora
The first few chapters cover theory, while the remainder of the book is devoted to specific design problems...accompanied by fully detailed examples.
tsedwards@bigfoot.com
It is a treatise on heat exchanger that is very easy to grasp and provides a variety of worked examples that are applicable to real plant situations.
Pinco Pallino

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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful By tsedwards@bigfoot.com on December 24, 1997
Format: Hardcover
This book is the classic in practical heat transfer design. The first few chapters cover theory, while the remainder of the book is devoted to specific design problems...accompanied by fully detailed examples. Some readers may argue that it is too detailed (in today's age of computer simulators), however, stepping through details helps the designer gain an intuitive understanding of heat transfer design considerations. From single component to multiple component heat transfer with phase change (including accounting for the presence of non-condensibles), it's covered, though dated in its approach (the book was first published in 1950). In summary, if you are looking for a book that bridges the gap between theory and actual operation, look no further!
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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful By Gaurav Arora on January 27, 2002
Format: Hardcover
Its one of those books that will be with me during my entire engineering career. One of the tuffest subject explained in such a neat way for easy comprehension. Hard to find book, mostly out of print. If you do find one, dont miss.
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful By runman@city-net.com on May 23, 1998
Format: Hardcover
When Kern wrote this book, I am sure that he never imagined it would become a classic! Although some of the coefficient equations have improved slightly over the years, the methods developed in this book are as useful then as now. He literally covers all aspects of heat transfer, cooling towers and direct contact condensers, shell and tube, mixed gas condensation, boilers, direct-fired heaters, coils, etc.. You must have this book.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on August 4, 1999
Format: Hardcover
I used this book as a text book in 1982 and consider it one of the key courses in my career. The principles and methods presented by Kern are still un-matched. Today, as a design professional it is a great tool while dealing with process heat transfer. Excellent handling of condensation in the presence of non-condensibles.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Dirk J. Willard on March 13, 2006
Format: Hardcover
Although this book was written in 1950, the text is still critical. I used the section on direct-contact heat exchangers to design a contact condenser back in 2002. The text is still relevant, the examples current and useful, and some calculation methods still not covered properly in more advanced text. I should point out that although some of the equations are old, they are simplier to use than newer text and require fewer inputs. Besides, when are you going to need calculations accurate to beyond 90%?

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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Enrique Villavicencio on November 21, 2004
Format: Hardcover
I used this book at college, 30 years ago. Now i'm dealing with heat condensation and heat exchangers using the Kern system for design. I hope the publisher could update the tables and make from the examples a "system" like a calculation sheets. My rating: its a must in the library of any process engineer.
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