×
INTELLIGENT WORK FORUMS
FOR ENGINEERING PROFESSIONALS

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

Jobs

calculating the temperature of material entering a steel screw conveyor based on down stream temp

calculating the temperature of material entering a steel screw conveyor based on down stream temp

calculating the temperature of material entering a steel screw conveyor based on down stream temp

(OP)
I have temperature readings from thermocouple at the midpoint of a screw conveyor moving dried solids from a rotary dryer. How can I use the available temperature data to calculate the temperature of the material entering the screw conveyor?

RE: calculating the temperature of material entering a steel screw conveyor based on down stream temp

Three questions:

1. Are you asking about the system operating under steady-state conditions, or for transient conditions, such as startup from ambient temperature?

2. How long does it take for the dried solids to move the full length of the screw conveyor?

3. What is the mass flow rate of the screw conveyor?

www.SlideRuleEra.net idea
www.VacuumTubeEra.net r2d2

RE: calculating the temperature of material entering a steel screw conveyor based on down stream temp

Without some idea of the heat loss through the first half of the conveyor, I don't think you really can. You could put a temporary thermocouple at the beginning of the conveyor and attempt to derive a relationship that includes SlideRuleEra's points, but at that point you might as well make it a permanent thermocouple.

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!


Resources


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