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Fouling Factor Solution

STEP 0: Pre-Calculation Summary
Formula Used
Fouling Factor = (1/Overall Heat Transfer Coefficient after Fouling)-(1/Overall Heat Transfer Coefficient)
Rf = (1/Ud)-(1/U)
This formula uses 2 Variables
Variables Used
Overall Heat Transfer Coefficient after Fouling - Overall Heat Transfer Coefficient after Fouling is defined as the overall HT Coefficient of uncleaned heat exchanger after fouling has occured in it. (Measured in Watt per Meter² per K)
Overall Heat Transfer Coefficient - The overall heat transfer coefficient, U is a measure of the overall ability of a series of conductive and convective barriers to transfer heat. (Measured in Watt per Meter² per K)
STEP 1: Convert Input(s) to Base Unit
Overall Heat Transfer Coefficient after Fouling: 3 Watt per Meter² per K --> 3 Watt per Meter² per K No Conversion Required
Overall Heat Transfer Coefficient: 10 Watt per Meter² per K --> 10 Watt per Meter² per K No Conversion Required
STEP 2: Evaluate Formula
Substituting Input Values in Formula
Rf = (1/Ud)-(1/U) --> (1/3)-(1/10)
Evaluating ... ...
Rf = 0.233333333333333
STEP 3: Convert Result to Output's Unit
0.233333333333333 Square Meter Kelvin per Watt --> No Conversion Required
FINAL ANSWER
0.233333333333333 Square Meter Kelvin per Watt <-- Fouling Factor
(Calculation completed in 00.000 seconds)

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Fouling Factor Formula

Fouling Factor = (1/Overall Heat Transfer Coefficient after Fouling)-(1/Overall Heat Transfer Coefficient)
Rf = (1/Ud)-(1/U)

What is Heat Exchanger?

A Heat Exchanger is a device that facilitates the process of heat exchange between two fluids that are at different temperatures.

What are the Different Types of Heat Exchanger?

Mainly Heat Exchanger are divided in 4 categories: Hairpin Type Heat Exchanger, Double Pipe Heat Exchanger, Shell and Tube Heat Exchanger & Plate Type Heat Exchanger.

How to Calculate Fouling Factor?

Fouling Factor calculator uses Fouling Factor = (1/Overall Heat Transfer Coefficient after Fouling)-(1/Overall Heat Transfer Coefficient) to calculate the Fouling Factor, The Fouling Factor formula is defined as the difference of the reciprocal of overall HT coefficient after fouling and before fouling. Fouling Factor is denoted by Rf symbol.

How to calculate Fouling Factor using this online calculator? To use this online calculator for Fouling Factor, enter Overall Heat Transfer Coefficient after Fouling (Ud) & Overall Heat Transfer Coefficient (U) and hit the calculate button. Here is how the Fouling Factor calculation can be explained with given input values -> 0.233333 = (1/3)-(1/10).

FAQ

What is Fouling Factor?
The Fouling Factor formula is defined as the difference of the reciprocal of overall HT coefficient after fouling and before fouling and is represented as Rf = (1/Ud)-(1/U) or Fouling Factor = (1/Overall Heat Transfer Coefficient after Fouling)-(1/Overall Heat Transfer Coefficient). Overall Heat Transfer Coefficient after Fouling is defined as the overall HT Coefficient of uncleaned heat exchanger after fouling has occured in it & The overall heat transfer coefficient, U is a measure of the overall ability of a series of conductive and convective barriers to transfer heat.
How to calculate Fouling Factor?
The Fouling Factor formula is defined as the difference of the reciprocal of overall HT coefficient after fouling and before fouling is calculated using Fouling Factor = (1/Overall Heat Transfer Coefficient after Fouling)-(1/Overall Heat Transfer Coefficient). To calculate Fouling Factor, you need Overall Heat Transfer Coefficient after Fouling (Ud) & Overall Heat Transfer Coefficient (U). With our tool, you need to enter the respective value for Overall Heat Transfer Coefficient after Fouling & Overall Heat Transfer Coefficient and hit the calculate button. You can also select the units (if any) for Input(s) and the Output as well.
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