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Vacuum Formed Shell and Tube Heat Exchanger

Shell and tube heat exchanger experiment.

 

Video showing how to set up the shell and tube heat exchanger experiment.

 

 

The back side of one of the shell and tube heat exchangers was painted black and then thermochromic liquid crystal (TCL) applied; as the temperature of the fluid in the shell side rises, the TLC changes its color; no color appears (black) at cooler inlet temperatures below 25 centigrade which transitions to red at 25 centigrade, then green and blue at higher respective temperatures up to 30 centigrade.