A TEST FACILITY TO MEASURE HEAT TRANSFER PERFORMANCE OF ADVANCED CONDENSER TUBES

An experimental test facility capable of investigating plain and enhanced condenser tube heat transfer characteristics was designed and built. The completed facility, including a stainless steel test condenser, has the capability of testing tubes under simulated marine condiions utilizing variable steam flowrate and orientation, cooling water flowrate and temperature, vacuum pressure, non-condensable gas concentration, and condensate inundation effects. The test condenser has the capability of being tested with a wide variety of tubing configurations and has glass windows on both sides to view the condensation process over nearly its entire length. Initial test will be performed using 5/8 inch tubes. Data will be automatically gathered and processed to yield the overall, internal and external heat transfer coefficients of corrugated or internally finned tubes operating with filmwise or dropwise condensation. (Author)

  • Corporate Authors:

    Naval Postgraduate School

    1 University Circle
    Monterey, CA  USA  93943
  • Authors:
    • Beck II, A C
  • Publication Date: 1976-12

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  • Pagination: 140 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00154520
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Report/Paper Numbers: MS Thesis
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: May 31 1977 12:00AM