Gala, P.

Reliance Industries Ltd., Mumbai, India

is a Senior Design Engineer at Reliance Industries Ltd. and is part of the project management team. She has worked on benzene recovery units, extract hydrotreater units, SCAN-Finer units, as well as pressure vessels, shell-and-tube heat exchangers and packaged items. Prior to Reliance Industries Ltd., she worked for Bechtel India and Larsen & Toubro Ltd. Ms. Gala graduated from L. D. College of Engineering, Ahmedabad, India, in mechanical engineering.

Uncommon lessons: Shell-and-tube heat exchangers—Part 1

Daru, K., Air Products and Chemicals, Inc.; Panchal, A., Independent Consultant; Gala, P., Reliance Industries Ltd.

Shell-and-tube heat exchangers (STHEs) are the most common heat transfer process equipment in all types of industrial plants.