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Convective Heat Transfer Test Bed

A low cost, laboratory scale flow loop dedicated to the evaluation of convective heat transfer coefficients in liquids is available at ESI.

Convective Heat Transfer Test Bed image1This instrumented flow loop consists of a heat generator, constant temperature fluid reservoir, pump with flow control, and an external forced air heat exchanger. Thermal characteristics include:

-Current liquid temperatures can vary from room temperature to 250 degrees F.

Fluid heating is achieved via an electrically powered generator


Convective Heat Transfer Test Bed image2

Convective heat transfer coefficients have been correlated to published literature and found to be in excellent agreement. Recently convective heat transfer coefficients of newly formulated nano-fluids have been successfully studied.