I have a water cooled check valve mounted on the end cover of a gas turbine. The valve is for use with liquid fuel, however, during natural gas operation there is no liquid fuel flowing through the valve, just water circulating through the jacket to keep it cool. How would I determine the temperature of the internals of the valve? I know the water temperatures (in and out), and I know the surface temperatures (in and out) of the check valve. Would the log/mean temperature equation be the right approach?
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Jim Grant Forum Moderator 118 Posts
Re: Internal valve temperature24 October 2007 at 1:29pmThe internals of the valve are likely to be very close to the cooling water temperature during gas operation due to the low heat transfer coefficient on the gas side. The surface temperature of the check valve at the inlet and exit are not the same as the gas temperature inside the valve. I would suggest calculating an inside heat transfer coefficient based on gas flow through the check valve and an outside heat transfer coefficient for water through the jacket. Utilizing these two values together with the metal thickness and conductivity you can calculate the inside and outside wall temperatures of the jacketed valve.