With a self-explanatory name, Condenser Design is a powerful piece of software designed to help you perform complex thermal analysis on shell and tube condensers.
Put simply, Condenser Design makes it possible for you to design reflux, horizontal shell side, horizontal tube side condensers, vertical shell side condensers and vertical tube side condensers.
For something as complicated as thermodynamics, it makes things quite simple
The looks of Condenser Design are not what you would call impressive and they are exactly as you would expect from an app of this sort. The main window is neatly organized and provides you with quick access to the app's main features, mostly with the help of its useful toolbar.
This said, now is a good time to mention that despite its overall simplicity and quite intuitive interface, working with this app requires at least a minimum understanding of thermodynamics.
Comes with support for a wide array of thermal parameters
To get started, you can easily build a project from scratch or take advantage of the app's importing capabilities and load physical properties from Excel or from WeBBusterZ databases.
The fact that Condenser Design was built to be as powerful as possible is clearly visible when you start working with it and realize how large its array of supported simulation parameters really is.
Makes it easy for you to perform thermo-related simulations and calculations
The utility comes with support for full and partial condensation simulations, for single phase vapor condensation and TEMA designations.
You can also perform detailed calculations with variables such as Reynolds numbers, duty, area, flooding velocity for the reflux condenser, number of baffles, scale resistance and overall heat coefficient.
Powerful condenser designer built especially for professionals
All in all, Condenser Design is not one of those apps that catches your eye with something in particular. There is no doubt that in the hands of energy industry's professionals or academic teachers it is a very capable tool.