An engineer informed me today that we are switching to a "better" type of barrier fluid for our seal pots. We are currently using buffer fluid A. We are proposing to switch to fluid B. If fluid B's thermal conductivity is twice that of fluid A's, and its heat capacity is 30% greater than fluid A's, how much more heat dissipation will we get? To me it seems like it would absorb 30% more heat, twice as fast, resulting in about 60% greater heat dissipation, minus small losses because of faster changes in temperature gradient, etc. Is this correct? I've tried paging through a heat transfer book and can see a formula including thermal conductivity that would indicate heat would be transferred twice as fast. I don't see exactly how heat capacity would be figured in though. AlLl other parameters remain the same (flow rate, equipment, etc.) Thank you so much for your expertise. I enjoy reading these forums although I just work on air conditioners and never got an engineering degree. Thanks again.
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