Log In

Come Join Us!

Are you an
Engineering professional?
Join Eng-Tips Forums!
  • Talk With Other Members
  • Be Notified Of Responses
    To Your Posts
  • Keyword Search
  • One-Click Access To Your
    Favorite Forums
  • Automated Signatures
    On Your Posts
  • Best Of All, It's Free!
  • Students Click Here

*Eng-Tips's functionality depends on members receiving e-mail. By joining you are opting in to receive e-mail.

Posting Guidelines

Promoting, selling, recruiting, coursework and thesis posting is forbidden.

Students Click Here

heat generated from oil movement

heat generated from oil movement

heat generated from oil movement

I am looking for a chart or calculation for the temperature increase of oil movement (creating a heat sourse from presure oil movememnt) I want to capture the heat for other usage how much heat can I produce (degrees)(btu)

RE: heat generated from oil movement

I believe that you should be able to calculate the energy released providing you know the pressure drop and flow rate. Make sure you take head pressure into account.

pressure drop - head pressure = pressure loss due to friction

     psi x gpm
HP = ---------

     kPa x lpm
kW = ----------


RE: heat generated from oil movement

Another way...

Delta T(Degrees C) = 5.7 x Delta P(BAR)

Delta T(Degrees F) = 7 x Delta P(PSI)


A relief valve opening at 200 BAR gauge pressure and venting into an open tank at zero gauge pressure. The low pressure oil would be 11.4 degress (C) warmer than the high pressure oil.


RE: heat generated from oil movement

Another way is to figure the HP input and take that times 2,545 BTU/Hour.

Bud Trinkel, Fluid Power Consultant

Red Flag This Post

Please let us know here why this post is inappropriate. Reasons such as off-topic, duplicates, flames, illegal, vulgar, or students posting their homework.

Red Flag Submitted

Thank you for helping keep Eng-Tips Forums free from inappropriate posts.
The Eng-Tips staff will check this out and take appropriate action.

Reply To This Thread

Posting in the Eng-Tips forums is a member-only feature.

Click Here to join Eng-Tips and talk with other members! Already a Member? Login


White Paper - Addressing Tooling and Casting Requirements at the Design Stage
Several of the tooling and casting requirements of a part can be addressed at the design stage. If these requirements are not addressed at the design stage, lot of time is spent in design iteration when the design reaches the die caster. These design issues lead to increase in time and cost of production leading to delay in time to market and reduced profits for the organization. Download Now
White Paper - The Other Side of Design for Assembly
Assembly level constraints need to be satisfied before the design can move downstream. This white paper will go through the various assembly level issues, which need to be tackled by various organizations on a regular basis. Know more about DFMPro, a design for assembly software. Download Now

Close Box

Join Eng-Tips® Today!

Join your peers on the Internet's largest technical engineering professional community.
It's easy to join and it's free.

Here's Why Members Love Eng-Tips Forums:

Register now while it's still free!

Already a member? Close this window and log in.

Join Us             Close