Accession Number : ADA326353

Title :   Experimental Performance Studies of a Plate Heat Exchanger.

Descriptive Note : Master's thesis,

Corporate Author : NAVAL POSTGRADUATE SCHOOL MONTEREY CA

Personal Author(s) : Plath, Darren

PDF Url : ADA326353

Report Date : DEC 1996

Pagination or Media Count : 76

Abstract : A plate and frame heat exchanger experimental test stand was developed. Using this test stand a performance analysis was conducted. The analysis consisted of evaluating the performance of the heat exchanger at varying flow rates and inlet temperatures, to develop an effectiveness-NTU and Log Mean Temperature Difference relationships, under steady state operation. The measured heat rates were compared to the heat rates provided by the manufacturer and good/bad agreement was found. Standard operating procedures for the test stand were developed and implemented.

Descriptors :   *HEAT EXCHANGERS, *TEST STANDS, *FLAT PLATE MODELS, *HEAT TRANSFER COEFFICIENTS, HEAT TRANSFER, STEADY STATE, LOW COSTS, THESES, CORROSION INHIBITION, FLOW RATE.

Subject Categories : Air Condition, Heating, Lighting & Ventilating
      Test Facilities, Equipment and Methods
      Thermodynamics

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE