A thorough understanding of the basic modes of Heat Transfer is a fundamental requirement for most courses in Science and Engineering. The P.A.Hilton Ltd Heat Transfer range is designed to teach all the fundamental principles of Heat Transfer and Thermodynamics as well as units for more advanced studies.

Many of the ranges have a common instrumentation and service unit with a series of optional add-on modules available, designed for specific applications. This modular approach gives maximum flexibility to educational establishments to align their laboratory equipment to curriculum requirements and budgets.


Data Acquisition Upgrades are available for the vast majority of units within the Heat Transfer range, allowing the key experimental parameters to be captured using the Universal Data Acquisition software.

H953 Water / Water Turbulent Flow Heat Transfer Unit

The unit enables students to study the detailed performance of concentric tube heat exchangers of the type most commonly used in industry. The unit includes all the necessary temperature and flow measurements and is suitable for both basic and advance studies.

The metal and two fluid stream temperature are measured at inlet and outlet allowing the relationship Nu = k ReaPrb to be developed by evaluating k, a and b.

H971 Laminar/Viscous Flow Heat Transfer Unit

Heat transfer is allowed to take place between oil and water in a concentric tube. Oil flowing in the inner tube is supplied by an international oil company and has a kinematic viscosity at 70°C, of approximately 8x10-6 m2 s-1.

H981 Temperature Measurement Methods and Calibration Unit

The measurement of temperature is fundamental to almost every branch of engineering and science.

The H981 enables students to investigate the many different methods of measuring temperature and to determine the advantages and disadvantages of the various sensor and indicator types.

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