Tubular Exchanger Manufacturers Association, Inc.

Frequently-Asked Questions

  1. I have a question about the TEMA software.
  2. Is there a discount for bookstores/resellers?
  3. What is the effective date of the TEMA standards?
  4. Can I purchase an older version of the TEMA standards?
  5. I recently purchased the Eighth Edition Standards - is there a discount to purchase the Ninth Edition?
  6. What is new in the Ninth Edition?
  7. Is the Ninth Edition available on CD or other electronic media?
  8. Can I see the table of contents before I buy?
  9. Can I get a copy of the nomenclature chart?
  10. I have the Ninth Edition Standard and have a technical question.
  11. Does TEMA offer formal training in Heat Exchanger Design, Specification, Fabrication, and /or Repair?
  12. What are the classes of Heat Exchangers?
  13. Can you provide, or help me find, specific materials?
  14. Can you provide a quote to build a heat exchanger?
  15. Can I get a Sample Problem Book for the Ninth Edition?
  16. Is there an addendum or errata for the Ninth Edition?
  17. Can I get copies of the specification sheets on pages 3-2 and 3-3?
  18. May I have permission to reproduce parts of the Standards in another publication?

Is there a discount for bookstores/resellers?

Discounts are based on quantity only. There are no other discount methods.

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What is the effective date of the TEMA standards?

The Ninth edition standards are effective immediately, and were published November 20, 2007.

The Eighth edition was published in 1999.
The Seventh edition was published in 1988.
The Sixth edition was published in 1978.
The Fifth edition was published in 1968.
The Fourth edition was published in 1959.
The Third edition was published in 1952.
The Second edition was published in 1949.
The First edition was published in 1941.

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Can I purchase an older version of the TEMA standards?

Photocopies of the 5th and 6th Editions are available for purchase. Click here to order.

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What is new in the Ninth Edition?

New rules for flexible shell elements (expansion joints), which are based on a Finite Element Analysis (FEA) approach

Tables for tube hole drilling have been expanded to 3 diameter tubes

Guidelines for performing Finite Element Analysis (FEA) had been added

Rules for the design of shell intersections (with large nozzle to cylinder ratios) subjected to pressure and external loadings have been added

Foreign material cross-reference linking material specifications from various international codes has been added

Rules for the design of longitudinal baffles have been added

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Is the Ninth Edition available on CD or other electronic media?

Yes, a single-user PDF version is available. It may not be printed. For more information click here. To order click here.

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I purchased the Eighth Edition - is there a discount to purchase the Ninth Edition?

Yes - please contact temaorders@tema.org if you purchased your Eighth Edition Standards DIRECTLY FROM TEMA after May 19, 2007. Otherwise contact the vendor from which you purchased your book.

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Can I get a copy of the nomenclature chart?

Yes - it is available in Adobe PDF format.     Nomenclature Chart      If you need to download the Acrobat Reader click here.

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What are the classes of Heat Exchangers?

R - severe petroleum and related processing applications
C - commercial and general process applications
B - chemical process service

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I have the Ninth Edition Standard and have a technical question.

Registered users may submit technical inquiries here. If you have not yet registered your copy you may do so there.

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Does TEMA offer training?

No, but here is a site with lots of training information - www.epic-edu.com.   Note: TEMA does not review or endorse the curricula.

If you know of other sources of training please let us know!

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Can you provide, or help me find, specific materials?

No, TEMA is a trade association, not involved with procurement.

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Can you provide a quote to build a heat exchanger?

No, TEMA is a trade association. We do not manufacture heat exchangers.

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Can I get a Sample Problem Book for the Ninth Edition?

No, there is no Sample Problem Book for the Ninth Edition.

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Is there an addendum or errata for the Ninth Edition?

Not at this time. Corrections to the Ninth edition are available to registered users. If you purchased the Ninth Edition and need to register it please click here.

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Can I get copies of the specification sheets on pages 3-2 and 3-3?

Yes - they are available in Adobe PDF format.     English     Metric      If you need to download the Acrobat Reader click here.

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May I have permission to reproduce parts of the Standards in another publication?

Permission may be requested by email or fax.  Please include the specific sections and page numbers containing the material you wish to reproduce.  If you have a document you need signed please email or fax a copy of it.  Requests are reviewed by the membership and may take up to 21 days to get a reply. NOTE: the following items may be reproduced without permission, as long as TEMA is cited as the source.

-Figure N-1.2 (Table of TEMA types)
-Table N-2 and Figure N-2 (Nomenclature)
-Figure G-5-2 (Heat Exchanger Spec Sheet - English Units) PDF  XLS
-Figure G-5-2M (Heat Exchanger Spec Sheet - Metric Units) PDF XLS

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and yes, these questions are asked frequently . . . Revised: July 05, 2012.