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HeatTransferCoefficientsinHeatExchangers
Overallheattransfercoefficientsinheatexchangerconstructionstubular,plateandspiral
Overallheattransfercoefficientsinsomecommonheatexchangerdesignsandapplications:

Type

Application

Tubular,heatingorcooling

Tubular,condensation

Tubular,evaporation

Aircooledheatexchangers

W/(m 2K)

Btu/(ft2oFh)

Gasesatatmosphericpressureinsideand
outsidetubes

535

16

Gasesathighpressureinsideandoutside
tubes

150500

2590

Liquidoutside(inside)andgasat
atmosphericpressureinside(outside)tubes

1570

315

Gasathighpressureinsideandliquidoutside
tubes

200400

3570
25200

Liquidsinsideandoutsidetubes

1501200

Steamoutsideandliquidinsidetubes

3001200

50200

Steamoutsideandcoolingwaterinsidetubes

15004000

250700

Organicvaporsorammoniaoutsideand
coolingwaterinsidetubes

3001200

50200

steamoutsideandhighviscousliquidinside
tubes,naturalcirculation

300900

50150

steamoutsideandlowviscousliquidinside
tubes,naturalcirculation

6001700

100300

steamoutsideandliquidinsidetubes,forced
circulation

9003000

150500

Coolingofwater

600750

100130

Coolingofliquidlighthydrocarbons

400550

7095

Coolingoftar

3060

510

Coolingofairorfluegas

60180

1030

Coolingofhydrocarbongas

200450

3580

Condensationoflowpressuresteam

700850

125150

Condensationoforganicvapors

350500

6590

liquidtoliquid

10004000

150700

liquidtoliquid

7002500

125500

condensingvaportoliquid

9003500

150700

Plateheatexchanger
Spiralheatexchanger

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