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Prediction of Heat Transfer During Saturated Boiling in Helical Coils

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Mirza M. Shah

Fellow ASME
Engineering Research Associates,
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Redding, CT 06896
e-mail: Mshah.erc@gmail.com

Contributed by the Heat Transfer Division of ASME for publication in the JOURNAL OF THERMAL SCIENCE AND ENGINEERING APPLICATIONS. Manuscript received October 28, 2018; final manuscript received December 10, 2018; published online February 6, 2019. Assoc. Editor: Wei Li.

J. Thermal Sci. Eng. Appl 11(3), 031013 (Feb 06, 2019) (7 pages) Paper No: TSEA-18-1543; doi: 10.1115/1.4042354 History: Received October 28, 2018; Revised December 10, 2018

Heat exchangers with boiling in coils are widely used in the industry. Various researchers have recommended different correlations for heat transfer but there has been no comprehensive comparison of data and correlations to identify the most reliable ones. This was done in the present study. Eight correlations for straight tubes and six for coils were compared with data from 12 studies. The data included four fluids, tube diameters 2.8–14.5 mm, coil to tube diameter ratios 12–107, reduced pressure 0.0046–0.7857, flow rates 80–1200 kg m−2 s−1, and boiling number 0.16–13.6 × 104. None of the correlations for coils were found satisfactory. Four general correlations for straight tubes gave good agreement with the 484 data points, mean absolute deviation (MAD) being 19.8–22.6%.

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Fig. 1

Data of Santini et al. [7] compared to various correlations. TSAT = 250 °C, G = 820 kg m−2 s−1, q = 200 kW m−2.

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Fig. 2

Comparison of various correlations with the data of Naitoh et al. [6]

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Fig. 3

Data of Zhao et al. [4] compared to various correlations. TSAT = 234 °C, G = 700 kgm−2s−1, q = 400 kWm−2.

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Fig. 4

Data of Chen et al. [26] for R-134a compared to various correlations. TSAT = 20 °C, G = 600 kg m−2 s−1, q =7.1 kW m−2.

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Fig. 5

Data of Xiao et al. [5] for water compared to various correlations. TSAT = 261 °C, G = 600 kg m−2 s−1, q = 300 kW m−2.

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