## Heat Transfer Coefficient for Plate Heat Exchanger Solution

STEP 0: Pre-Calculation Summary
Formula Used
Plate Film Coefficient = 0.26*(Thermal Conductivity in Heat Exchanger/Equivalent Diameter in Heat Exchanger)*(Reynold Number for Fluid^0.65)*(Prandlt Number for Fluid^0.4)*(Fluid Viscosity at Average Temperature/Fluid Viscosity at Tube Wall Temperature)^0.14
hp = 0.26*(kf/de)*(Re^0.65)*(Pr^0.4)*(μ/μW)^0.14
This formula uses 7 Variables
Variables Used
Plate Film Coefficient - (Measured in Watt per Square Meter per Kelvin) - Plate Film Coefficient is the heat transfer coefficient for a Plate Heat Exchanger.
Thermal Conductivity in Heat Exchanger - (Measured in Watt per Meter per K) - Thermal Conductivity in Heat Exchanger is the proportionality constant for the heat flux during conduction heat transfer in a heat exchanger.
Equivalent Diameter in Heat Exchanger - (Measured in Meter) - Equivalent diameter in Heat Exchanger represents a single characteristic length that takes into account the cross-sectional shape and flow path of a non-circular or irregularly shaped channel or duct.
Reynold Number for Fluid - Reynold Number for Fluid is defined as the ratio of inertial force to the viscous force of fluid.
Prandlt Number for Fluid - Prandlt number for Fluid is the ratio of conductive to convective heat transfer of the fluid.
Fluid Viscosity at Average Temperature - (Measured in Pascal Second) - Fluid viscosity at Average Temperature in Heat Exchanger is a fundamental property of fluids that characterizes their resistance to flow in a heat exchanger.
Fluid Viscosity at Tube Wall Temperature - (Measured in Pascal Second) - Fluid Viscosity at Tube Wall Temperature is defined at the temperature of the wall of pipe or Tube at which the fluid is in contact with it.
STEP 1: Convert Input(s) to Base Unit
Thermal Conductivity in Heat Exchanger: 3.4 Watt per Meter per K --> 3.4 Watt per Meter per K No Conversion Required
Equivalent Diameter in Heat Exchanger: 21.5 Millimeter --> 0.0215 Meter (Check conversion ​here)
Reynold Number for Fluid: 1000 --> No Conversion Required
Prandlt Number for Fluid: 3.27 --> No Conversion Required
Fluid Viscosity at Average Temperature: 1.005 Pascal Second --> 1.005 Pascal Second No Conversion Required
Fluid Viscosity at Tube Wall Temperature: 1.006 Pascal Second --> 1.006 Pascal Second No Conversion Required
STEP 2: Evaluate Formula
Substituting Input Values in Formula
hp = 0.26*(kf/de)*(Re^0.65)*(Pr^0.4)*(μ/μW)^0.14 --> 0.26*(3.4/0.0215)*(1000^0.65)*(3.27^0.4)*(1.005/1.006)^0.14
Evaluating ... ...
hp = 5885.3519269805
STEP 3: Convert Result to Output's Unit
5885.3519269805 Watt per Square Meter per Kelvin --> No Conversion Required
5885.3519269805 5885.352 Watt per Square Meter per Kelvin <-- Plate Film Coefficient
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Heat Transfer Coefficient for Condensation Outside Horizontal Tubes
Average Condensation Coefficient = 0.95*Thermal Conductivity in Heat Exchanger*((Fluid Density in Heat Transfer*(Fluid Density in Heat Transfer-Density of Vapor)*([g]/Fluid Viscosity at Average Temperature)*(Number of Tubes in Heat Exchanger*Length of Tube in Heat Exchanger/Mass Flowrate in Heat Exchanger))^(1/3))*(Number of Tubes in Vertical Row of Exchanger^(-1/6))
Heat Transfer Coefficient for Condensation Inside Vertical Tubes
Average Condensation Coefficient = 0.926*Thermal Conductivity in Heat Exchanger*((Fluid Density in Heat Transfer/Fluid Viscosity at Average Temperature)*(Fluid Density in Heat Transfer-Density of Vapor)*[g]*(pi*Pipe Inner Diameter in Exchanger*Number of Tubes in Heat Exchanger/Mass Flowrate in Heat Exchanger))^(1/3)
Heat Transfer Coefficient for Condensation Outside Vertical Tubes
Average Condensation Coefficient = 0.926*Thermal Conductivity in Heat Exchanger*((Fluid Density in Heat Transfer/Fluid Viscosity at Average Temperature)*(Fluid Density in Heat Transfer-Density of Vapor)*[g]*(pi*Pipe Outer Dia*Number of Tubes in Heat Exchanger/Mass Flowrate in Heat Exchanger))^(1/3)
Maximum Heat Flux in Evaporation Process
Maximum Heat Flux = (pi/24)*Latent Heat of Vaporization*Vapor Density*(Interfacial Tension*([g]/Vapor Density^2)*(Fluid Density in Heat Transfer-Vapor Density))^(1/4)*((Fluid Density in Heat Transfer+Vapor Density)/(Fluid Density in Heat Transfer))^(1/2)
Heat Transfer Coefficient for Subcooling Inside Vertical Tubes
Inside Subcooling Coefficient = 7.5*(4*(Mass Flowrate in Heat Exchanger/(Fluid Viscosity at Average Temperature*Pipe Inner Diameter in Exchanger*pi))*((Specific Heat Capacity*Fluid Density in Heat Transfer^2*Thermal Conductivity in Heat Exchanger^2)/Fluid Viscosity at Average Temperature))^(1/3)
Average Condensation Coefficient = 0.95*Thermal Conductivity in Heat Exchanger*((Fluid Density in Heat Transfer*(Fluid Density in Heat Transfer-Density of Vapor)*([g])/(Fluid Viscosity at Average Temperature*Horizontal Tube Loading))^(1/3))*(Number of Tubes in Vertical Row of Exchanger^(-1/6))
Heat Transfer Coefficient for Subcooling Outside Horizontal Tubes
Subcooling Coefficient = 116*((Thermal Conductivity in Heat Exchanger^3)*(Fluid Density in Heat Transfer/Pipe Outer Dia)*(Specific Heat Capacity/Fluid Viscosity at Average Temperature)*Thermal Expansion Coefficient for Fluid*(Film Temperature-Bulk Fluid Temperature))^0.25
Shell Side Heat Transfer Coefficient
Shell Side Heat Transfer Coefficient = Heat Transfer Factor*Reynold Number for Fluid*(Prandlt Number for Fluid^0.333)*(Thermal Conductivity in Heat Exchanger/Equivalent Diameter in Heat Exchanger)*(Fluid Viscosity at Average Temperature/Fluid Viscosity at Tube Wall Temperature)^0.14
Average Condensation Coefficient = 0.926*Thermal Conductivity in Heat Exchanger*((Fluid Density in Heat Transfer)*(Fluid Density in Heat Transfer-Density of Vapor)*[g]/((Fluid Viscosity at Average Temperature*Outer Tube Loading)))^(1/3)
Average Condensation Coefficient = 0.926*Thermal Conductivity in Heat Exchanger*((Fluid Density in Heat Transfer)*(Fluid Density in Heat Transfer-Density of Vapor)*[g]/((Fluid Viscosity at Average Temperature*Tube Loading)))^(1/3)
Heat Transfer Coefficient for Plate Heat Exchanger
Plate Film Coefficient = 0.26*(Thermal Conductivity in Heat Exchanger/Equivalent Diameter in Heat Exchanger)*(Reynold Number for Fluid^0.65)*(Prandlt Number for Fluid^0.4)*(Fluid Viscosity at Average Temperature/Fluid Viscosity at Tube Wall Temperature)^0.14
Heat Transfer Coefficient for Water in Tube Side in Shell and Tube Heat Exchanger
Tube Side Heat Transfer Coefficient = 4200*(1.35+0.02*(Water Temperature))*(Fluid Velocity in Heat Exchanger^0.8)/(Pipe Inner Diameter in Exchanger)^0.2
Tube Loading = Condensate Flow/(Number of Tubes in Heat Exchanger*pi*Pipe Inner Diameter in Exchanger)
Outer Tube Loading = Condensate Flow/(Number of Tubes in Heat Exchanger*pi*Pipe Outer Dia)
Length of Tubes in Horizontal Condenser given Tube Loading and Condensate Flowrate
Length of Tube in Heat Exchanger = Condensate Flow/(Number of Tubes in Heat Exchanger*Horizontal Tube Loading)
Number of Tubes in Horizontal Condenser given Condensate Flowrate and Tube Loading
Number of Tubes in Heat Exchanger = Condensate Flow/(Horizontal Tube Loading*Length of Tube in Heat Exchanger)
Horizontal Tube Loading = Condensate Flow/(Number of Tubes in Heat Exchanger*Length of Tube in Heat Exchanger)
Reynolds Number for Condensate Film = (4*Tube Loading)/(Fluid Viscosity at Average Temperature)
Tube Loading = (Reynolds Number for Condensate Film*Fluid Viscosity at Average Temperature)/4

## Heat Transfer Coefficient for Plate Heat Exchanger Formula

Plate Film Coefficient = 0.26*(Thermal Conductivity in Heat Exchanger/Equivalent Diameter in Heat Exchanger)*(Reynold Number for Fluid^0.65)*(Prandlt Number for Fluid^0.4)*(Fluid Viscosity at Average Temperature/Fluid Viscosity at Tube Wall Temperature)^0.14
hp = 0.26*(kf/de)*(Re^0.65)*(Pr^0.4)*(μ/μW)^0.14

## What is Plate Heat Exchanger?

A Plate Heat Exchanger (PHE) is a type of heat exchanger used to transfer heat between two fluids, without the fluids coming into direct contact with each other. It consists of a series of closely spaced metal plates with channels or gaps between them. The fluids flow through these gaps, and heat is exchanged between them through the plates.

## What is the Significance of Plate Heat Transfer Coefficient?

Plate Heat Transfer Coefficient quantifies how effectively heat is exchanged between the fluid inside a Heat Exchanger. Plate Heat Transfer Coefficient depends on parameters such as Reynolds Number, Prandlt Number and Thermal Conductivity of Fluid allocated in the heat exchanger.

## How to Calculate Heat Transfer Coefficient for Plate Heat Exchanger?

Heat Transfer Coefficient for Plate Heat Exchanger calculator uses Plate Film Coefficient = 0.26*(Thermal Conductivity in Heat Exchanger/Equivalent Diameter in Heat Exchanger)*(Reynold Number for Fluid^0.65)*(Prandlt Number for Fluid^0.4)*(Fluid Viscosity at Average Temperature/Fluid Viscosity at Tube Wall Temperature)^0.14 to calculate the Plate Film Coefficient, The Heat Transfer Coefficient for Plate Heat Exchanger formula is defined for Plate type heat exchanger. Heat transfer coefficient determines the ease of heat transfer in a heat exchanger. Plate Film Coefficient is denoted by hp symbol.

How to calculate Heat Transfer Coefficient for Plate Heat Exchanger using this online calculator? To use this online calculator for Heat Transfer Coefficient for Plate Heat Exchanger, enter Thermal Conductivity in Heat Exchanger (kf), Equivalent Diameter in Heat Exchanger (de), Reynold Number for Fluid (Re), Prandlt Number for Fluid (Pr), Fluid Viscosity at Average Temperature (μ) & Fluid Viscosity at Tube Wall Temperature W) and hit the calculate button. Here is how the Heat Transfer Coefficient for Plate Heat Exchanger calculation can be explained with given input values -> 5885.352 = 0.26*(3.4/0.0215)*(1000^0.65)*(3.27^0.4)*(1.005/1.006)^0.14.

### FAQ

What is Heat Transfer Coefficient for Plate Heat Exchanger?
The Heat Transfer Coefficient for Plate Heat Exchanger formula is defined for Plate type heat exchanger. Heat transfer coefficient determines the ease of heat transfer in a heat exchanger and is represented as hp = 0.26*(kf/de)*(Re^0.65)*(Pr^0.4)*(μ/μW)^0.14 or Plate Film Coefficient = 0.26*(Thermal Conductivity in Heat Exchanger/Equivalent Diameter in Heat Exchanger)*(Reynold Number for Fluid^0.65)*(Prandlt Number for Fluid^0.4)*(Fluid Viscosity at Average Temperature/Fluid Viscosity at Tube Wall Temperature)^0.14. Thermal Conductivity in Heat Exchanger is the proportionality constant for the heat flux during conduction heat transfer in a heat exchanger, Equivalent diameter in Heat Exchanger represents a single characteristic length that takes into account the cross-sectional shape and flow path of a non-circular or irregularly shaped channel or duct, Reynold Number for Fluid is defined as the ratio of inertial force to the viscous force of fluid, Prandlt number for Fluid is the ratio of conductive to convective heat transfer of the fluid, Fluid viscosity at Average Temperature in Heat Exchanger is a fundamental property of fluids that characterizes their resistance to flow in a heat exchanger & Fluid Viscosity at Tube Wall Temperature is defined at the temperature of the wall of pipe or Tube at which the fluid is in contact with it.
How to calculate Heat Transfer Coefficient for Plate Heat Exchanger?
The Heat Transfer Coefficient for Plate Heat Exchanger formula is defined for Plate type heat exchanger. Heat transfer coefficient determines the ease of heat transfer in a heat exchanger is calculated using Plate Film Coefficient = 0.26*(Thermal Conductivity in Heat Exchanger/Equivalent Diameter in Heat Exchanger)*(Reynold Number for Fluid^0.65)*(Prandlt Number for Fluid^0.4)*(Fluid Viscosity at Average Temperature/Fluid Viscosity at Tube Wall Temperature)^0.14. To calculate Heat Transfer Coefficient for Plate Heat Exchanger, you need Thermal Conductivity in Heat Exchanger (kf), Equivalent Diameter in Heat Exchanger (de), Reynold Number for Fluid (Re), Prandlt Number for Fluid (Pr), Fluid Viscosity at Average Temperature (μ) & Fluid Viscosity at Tube Wall Temperature W). With our tool, you need to enter the respective value for Thermal Conductivity in Heat Exchanger, Equivalent Diameter in Heat Exchanger, Reynold Number for Fluid, Prandlt Number for Fluid, Fluid Viscosity at Average Temperature & Fluid Viscosity at Tube Wall Temperature 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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