SS204 Finned Heat Exchanger Teaching Equpment

SS204 Finned Heat Exchanger Teaching Equpment for college, vocational training center, university. 

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SS204  Finned Heat Exchanger Teaching Equpment



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, e.g. 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 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 inlet element 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 outlet and measured by a measuring nozzle at the inlet into 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.

Energy balances can be established by measuring the inlet and outlet temperatures and the flow rates. In addition, a pressure sensor in the water circuit makes it possible to plot a pump characteristic. The measured values are read from digital displays and can be transmitted simultaneously via USB directly to a PC, where they can be analysed using the software included.


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 measuring nozzle

digital display of temperatures, flow rates and pressure

software for data acquisition via USB under Windows 10

Technical data

Finned-tube heat exchanger

material: Cu/Al

average transfer surface: 2,80m2 (air side)

output: 2kW

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

Heater: 2kW

Thermostat: max. 80°C

Measuring ranges

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


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