Jim Grant Forum Moderator 119 Posts
Re: Oil flow calcuations24 October 2007 at 1:29pmI'm not sure I fully understand your question, but I will give you the basic equations which are pertinent to your questions:
For sensible heat transfer:
M x Cp x (Ti-To) (hot fluid) = m x cp x to-ti)(cold fluid)
For cold fluid boiling:
M x Cp x (Ti-To) (hot fluid) = m x cp x (tb-ti) + m x latent ht (cold fluid)
where tb = boiling temperature and no superheat is added to the vapor.
Q = M x Cp x (Ti-To)
from energy balance (any of the above equations will give you that)
Heat Transfer Evaluation
Q = Uo x Area x LMTD
where Uo is the overall heat transfer coefficient of the exchanger and is determined by the velocities of each of the fluids and geometry of the exchanger. Area is determined solely by geometry and LMTD is determined by both geometry and fluid inlet/outlet temperatures.
Please refer to standard heat transfer texts and/or Perrys Chemical Engineers Handbook for specific methods of determining heat transfer coefficients for the hot and cold sides.
I have a new oil-to hot water heat transfer (with 1 million BTUH input system), with an oil input of 450ºF and a hot water output at 350ºF. I need to calculate the maximum oil flow needed when 8,000 BRUH for 1 sq. ft. of HS and the maximum water flow output at 350ºF.
Have an insight or suggestion?
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