Enter the heat transfer coefficient, heat transfer area, inlet temperature, and outlet temperature into the calculator to determine the coaxial heat exchange.
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Coaxial Heat Exchanger Formula
The following formula is used to calculate the total heat exchange of a coaxial heat exchanger.
Q = U * A * LMTD
- Where Q is the heat exchange rate (kJ/hr)
- A is the total heat transfer area (m^2)
- U is the overall heat transfer coefficient (kJ/(hr*m^2*C))
- LMTD is the log mean temperature difference
To calculate the heat exchange rate of a coaxial heat exchanger, multiply the heat transfer coefficient by the area, then multiply by the log mean temperature difference.
What is a coaxial heat exchanger?
A coaxial heat exchanger is a device that is cable of both heating and cooling through heat exchange.
How to calculate coaxial heat exchange?
The following example outlines how to calculate the heat exchange rate of a coaxial heat exchanger.
First, determine the area of heat transfer. In this example, the area is 2 m^2.
Next, determine the inlet and outlet temperatures. For this example, these are 50C and 40C respectively.
Next, using the inlet and outlet temperatures, calculate the log mean temperature difference. Using the calculated linked above, this is found to be: 44.81
Next, determine the overall heat transfer coefficient. This is determined to be 5 kJ/(h*m^2*c).
Finally, calculate the heat exchange rate using the formula above:
Q = U * A * LMTD
Q = 5 * 2 * 44.81
Q = 448.1 kJ/hr