Panchal, A.

PVA Systems, Mumbai, India

Anilkumar Panchal has more than 15 yr of experience as a Mechanical Design Engineer, including hands-on work experience in pharmaceutical solid and semi-solid product plants, butyl rubber, gasification, ethane cracker, chlorinated PVC and various revamp projects. He holds a BS degree in mechanical engineering and an MS degree in industrial process equipment design. Panchal is a certified Chartered Engineer and Professional Engineer in India, and has work experience at L&T Heavy Engineering, Bechtel India Ltd., Jacobs Engineering, Reliance Industries Ltd. and KIPIC, Kuwait. The author can be reached at

Practical application of expansion joints for heat exchangers

Acharya, B. N., Pal, N., Contributing Consultant; Daru, K., Air Products and Chemicals, Inc.; Panchal, A., PVA Systems

Expansion joints are used throughout industry for various purposes.