Some Basic Facts about Heat Exchangers

When heat requires to be transferred from one fluid to another one, there is no better device to do this task than the heat exchanger. Another task of this device is not to let the two aforementioned fluids to come in contact with each other.

The most basic classification of heat exchangers goes like this: the air cooled heat exchanger, the shell and tube heat exchanger and finally the plate heat exchanger.

The item that divides the two fluids and prevents them from coming in contact with each other is a conductive metal wall. On each side of this wall there are 2 flowing liquids: one is a hot and one is cool. The purpose is to convey the heat from the hot solution to the cool solution. The larger the surface area of the heat exchanger is, the faster the transfer of heat will be produced. The whole process is possible because of the properties of thermal energy, specifically the fact that it can only flow from a hot are to a cooler one. An important thing to note is that you must always do proper maintenance and regular heat exchanger cleaning.

If you are confused and think you have never heard about the heat exchanger before, you will be astounded to find out that you have seen it in action before. Example: your own car has a heat exchanger. It is called a radiator. Air conditioners, swimming pools and refrigerators also use this principle.

The most important materials out of which heat exchangers are manufactured include: steel, aluminum, bronze, titanium and copper. The applications for this device are almost unlimited, and this is the reason why it is widely used in many industries, where its great importance in acknowledged.

How to repair Chipped Blind Kitchen Base Cabinets

For kitchen base cabinets, they always seem to get more and more damaged because of where they are in the home; most people today use blind cabinets to house all their cookware but for these they are so easily chipped at many times. When the cabinets are chipped they can look a little annoying and out of place at times, so that is why repairing them can be very important.

The tools and materials needed;

1. Wood glue or wood putty

2. Sandpaper – fine grit if possible

3. Paint or stain

The first thing in which you could do if you do notice a chip then just try to sand the area down and refinish it. Keep the part that has been chipped for later on because you might need it; but take your sandpaper or sander and sand the area which has been chipped; from there you will a nice smooth surface after all sanding has been done.

If you are required to reattach anything or a piece that has been chipped or damaged in any way then you will have to get yourself some strong wood glue or putty. Now if it happens that you don’t actually have the chipped piece but there is a pretty noticeable scratch then take your putty and fill the area in. You will have to let this dry for a good few hours before you can sand the area down.

To finish up with this project, take your stain or your paint and apply a coat of either on to the cabinets. You will have to wait a good length of time for these to dry however before you can go ahead and continue to use your cabinets again.