Enter the total change in temperature (F) and the total time (min) into the Heating Rate Calculator. The calculator will evaluate the Heating Rate. 

Heating Rate Formula

The following two example problems outline the steps and information needed to calculate the Heating Rate.

HR = dT / t
  • Where HR is the Heating Rate (F/min)
  • dT is the total change in temperature (F) 
  • t is the total time (min) 

To calculate the heating rate, divide the change in temperature by the change in time.

How to Calculate Heating Rate?

The following example problems outline how to calculate Heating Rate.

Example Problem #1:

  1. First, determine the total change in temperature (F).
    • The total change in temperature (F) is given as: 40.
  2. Next, determine the total time (min).
    • The total time (min) is provided as: 20.
  3. Finally, calculate the Heating Rate using the equation above: 

HR = dT / t

The values provided above are inserted into the equation below and computed.

HR = 40 / 20 = 2 (F/min)

Example Problem #2: 

For this problem, the variables required are provided below:

total change in temperature (F) = 60

total time (min) = 5

Test your knowledge using the equation and check your answer with the calculator..

HR = dT / t = ?