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Finned pipe - Approximate thermal calculator

Finned pipe - Approximate thermal calculator

Finned pipe - Approximate thermal calculator


I'm after some short advice here or a decent rule of thumb calculator to approximate the potential to cool about 1.5 te/hr in 1 inch pipe from around 200 to 60 C in finned pipe.

Its a basic oil fluid.

From a quick google search typical HTC id assume would be 500 w/m2 K, but I need a rough area to approximate.

looking for a calculator - doesnt seem like its in aspen / EDR..

thanks in advance


RE: Finned pipe - Approximate thermal calculator

thanks, unfortunately it needs fan..

but a nice excel file .

RE: Finned pipe - Approximate thermal calculator

Hi ,
I did some calculation and find a heat transfer coefficient 10 time lower than what you wrote in your post .
Properties of the inside fluid are those for Duratherm LT @ 250C and for the outside those for air @ 10C with a velocity of 5 m/s .
results :
U 53.842 w/m2 K

Q loss 2.37E+05 W
1139.7 w/m
Tout 60.4 C

I believe this is not workable using a finned single pipe .

Good luck

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