H102A Concentric Tube Heat Exchanger

H102A Concentric Tube Heat Exchanger

A clear acrylic tube containing cold water surrounds an inner stainless steel tube in which the hot water flows. Total heat transfer area of approximately 24000mm2. Six thermocouples measure hot and cold inlet, mid-point and exit temperatures.

Self sealing quick release connections enable rapid connection to the H102 and conversion from parallel to counter current flow. An extended version with 3 pairs of intermediate points and a total of 10 thermocouples is also available as H102E.

H102A Concentric Tube Heat Exchanger

A clear acrylic tube containing cold water surrounds an inner stainless steel tube in which the hot water flows. Total heat transfer area of approximately 24000mm2. Six thermocouples measure hot and cold inlet, mid-point and exit temperatures.

Self sealing quick release connections enable rapid connection to the H102 and conversion from parallel to counter current flow. An extended version with 3 pairs of intermediate points and a total of 10 thermocouples is also available as H102E.

Requires the H102-Heat-Exchanger-Service-Unit for operation.

  • Demonstration of indirect heating or cooling by transfer of heat from one fluid stream to another when separated by a solid wall
  •  Conducting an energy balance across a concentric tube heat exchanger and calculate the overall efficiency at different fluid flow rates.
  •  To demonstrate the differences between counter-current flow and co-current flows and the effect on heat transfer, temperature efficiencies and temperature profiles through a concentric tube heat exchanger.
  •  To determine the overall heat transfer coefficient for a concentric tube heat exchanger using the logarithmic mean temperature difference for counter-current and co-current flows.
  •  To investigate the effect of changes in hot fluid and cold fluid flow rate on the temperature efficiencies and overall heat transfer coefficient.
  •  To investigate the effect of driving force (difference between hot stream and cold stream temperature) with counter-current and co-current flow