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# heat transfer coefficient for steam to palm oil

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## heat transfer coefficient for steam to palm oil

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Dear Seniors,

I am designing palm oil storage tank and palm oil require heating for flow in pipes for which I am designing coil heater for storage tanks. Coil heater is always dipped in palm oil and heating medium is steam. I have calculated heat load requirement, heatlosses through shell, bottom and roof. When calculating area for heatload requirement for Heavy fuel oils, we used to consider heat transfer coefficient 15-20Btu/hr ft2 degF. But I want to know what is the exact transfer coefficient for steam to palm oil.

Thanks in advance.

### RE: heat transfer coefficient for steam to palm oil

Have you downloaded this paper yet ?

https://www.researchgate.net/publication/229544558...

No heat transfer coefficient is "exact" ....

What is your desired palm oil mainenance temperature ?????

.......and, most importantly, will this HX EVER be used to heat up a cold tank ???

Please give us more details and reveal to us your final HX area calculation ....

MJCronin
Sr. Process Engineer

### RE: heat transfer coefficient for steam to palm oil

(OP)
Dear Sir,

I have gone through the same, but couldn't found exact heat transfer coefficient. My maintenance temperature is 32 deg C and flowable temperature is 55 degC. Now you are requested to kindly suggest us

Regards
Srinivas

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