The solution to this problem is obtained by treating the pipe as a heat exchanger and calculating the overall heat transfer coefficient and mean temperature driving force. The external heat transfer coefficient will be a function of weather conditions (i.e., wind speed, solar radiation, precipitation). Refer to Perry's Chemical Engineers' Handbook (Chapter 5) for appropriate correlations to use.
Topic: Re: How do you calculate overall heat transfer coefficient and mean temperature driving force?16 February 2012
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