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.
A vessel with a clear top has a glass outer jacket. Hot water may pass through this or through a heat transfer coil inside the vessel to provide external or internal heating.
An extended version of the H102A Concentric Tube Heat Exchanger with 3 pairs of intermediate points giving 10 thermocouples in total.
An extended version of the H102B Plate Heat Exchanger with a total of 6 thermocouples.
In conjunction with the H102B this allows investigation of the effects of increased heat transfer area.
This is a highly advanced concentric tube heat exchanger with hot water flowing through the central tube while cooling water flows through the annular space.
This allows advanced students to investigate the Nusselt, Reynolds, Prandtl relationship Nu = k Rea Prb.
An example of an industrial coiled concentric tube heat exchanger with turbulence enhancing tubes. The heat exchanger is fully instrumented using the Heat Exchanger Service Unit H102 with thermocouples on the inlet and outlet of both the hot and cold streams.