ST300 Finned tube heat exchanger water/air engineering teaching equipment Heat Transfer Teaching Equipment
Tubular heat exchangers are often used for heating or cooling gaseous media, such as air coolers for internal combustion engines. Hot water flows in the tubes, which are surrounded by a flowing gaseous medium, eg cold air. The hot medium emits some of its thermal Energy to the cold medium.
The tubes are fitted with fins in order to increase the heat transfer surface and thus improve the convective heat transfer.
The ST300 trainer is used for quantitative investigations on a finned-tube heat exchanger using the media hot water and cold air. The core element of the trainer is an air duct with fan, in which a finned-tube heat exchanger is installed.
A streamlined inlSTelement and a flow straightener in the air duct provide a homogeneous flow for carrying out the experiment. The volumetric flow rate is adjusted via a throttle valve at the fan outlSTand measured by a taking nozzle at the inlSTinto the fan.
The trainer has a closed hot water circuit consisting of: water tank with heater, pump, adjustable flow rate, electromagnetic flow rate sensor and finned-tube heat exchanger. The flow rate can be adjusted via a valve.
In addition, a pressure sensor in the water circuit makes it possible to plot a pump characteristic.
Finned-tube heat exchanger to study convective heat transfer between water and air
Function of the heat exchanger as an air heater or water cooler
Closed hot water circuit with electric heater, thermostat, water tank and pump
Adjustable water and air flow
Determination of the air volumetric flow rate by differential pressure at
Digital display of temperatures, flow rates and pressure
Finned-tube heat exchanger
Average transfer surface: 2,80m2 (air side)
Water temperature: 70°C
Power consumption: 470W
Max. flow rate: 4,2m3/h
Max. head: 20,5m
Power consumption: 0,25kW
Max. flow rate: 13m3/min
Max. pressure difference: 430Pa
Water tank: 28L
Thermostat: max. 80°C
Temperature: 4x 0…100°C
Flow rate: water 0…6m3/h
Pressure: water 0…4bar abs.
Mass flow rate: air 0…250g/s
230V, 50Hz, 1 phase
230V, 60Hz, 1 phase; 230V, 60Hz, 3 phases
Required for operation
PC with Windows recommended