## Heat Transfer Coefficient for Plate Heat Exchanger Solution

STEP 0: Pre-Calculation Summary
Formula Used
Plate Film Coefficient = 0.26*(Thermal Conductivity/Equivalent Diameter)*(Reynold Number^0.65)*(Prandlt Number^0.4)*((Fluid Viscosity at BulThermal Conductivity Temperature/Fluid Viscosity at Wall Temperature)^0.14)
hp = 0.26*(k/De)*(Re^0.65)*(Pr^0.4)*((μfluid/μWall)^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 - (Measured in Watt per Meter per K) - Thermal Conductivity is the propotionality constant for the heat flux during conduction heat transfer.
Equivalent Diameter - (Measured in Meter) - Equivalent diameter 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 - Reynold Number is defined as the ratio of inertial force to the viscous force of fluid.
Prandlt Number - Prandlt number is the ratio of conductive to convective heat transfer of the fluid.
Fluid Viscosity at Bulk Temperature - (Measured in Pascal Second) - Fluid viscosity at Bulk Temperature is a fundamental property of fluids that characterizes their resistance to flow. It is defined at the bulk temperature of the fluid.
Fluid Viscosity at Wall Temperature - (Measured in Pascal Second) - Fluid Viscosity at Wall Temperature is defined at the temperature of the wall of pipe or surface at which the fluid is in contact with it.
STEP 1: Convert Input(s) to Base Unit
Thermal Conductivity: 3.2 Watt per Meter per K --> 3.2 Watt per Meter per K No Conversion Required
Equivalent Diameter: 21 Millimeter --> 0.021 Meter (Check conversion here)
Reynold Number: 1000 --> No Conversion Required
Prandlt Number: 3 --> No Conversion Required
Fluid Viscosity at Bulk Temperature: 1.005 Pascal Second --> 1.005 Pascal Second No Conversion Required
Fluid Viscosity at 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*(k/De)*(Re^0.65)*(Pr^0.4)*((μfluidWall)^0.14) --> 0.26*(3.2/0.021)*(1000^0.65)*(3^0.4)*((1.005/1.006)^0.14)
Evaluating ... ...
hp = 5478.88348560122
STEP 3: Convert Result to Output's Unit
5478.88348560122 Watt per Square Meter per Kelvin --> No Conversion Required
5478.88348560122 5478.883 Watt per Square Meter per Kelvin <-- Plate Film Coefficient
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Heat Transfer Coefficient for Subcooling Outside Horizontal Tubes
Subcooling Coefficient = 116*((Thermal Conductivity^3)*(Fluid Density/Pipe Outer Diameter)*(Specific Heat Capacity/Fluid Viscosity at BulThermal Conductivity Temperature)*Thermal Expansion Coefficient for Fluid*(Film Temperature-BulThermal Conductivity Fluid Temperature))^0.25
Heat Transfer Coefficient for Condensation Outside Vertical Tubes
Average Condensation Coefficient = 0.926*Thermal Conductivity*((Fluid Density/Fluid Viscosity at BulThermal Conductivity Temperature)*(Fluid Density-Vapor Density)*[g]*(pi*Pipe Outer Diameter*Number of Tubes/Mass Flowrate))^(1/3)
Heat Transfer Coefficient for Condensation Inside Vertical Tubes
Average Condensation Coefficient = 0.926*Thermal Conductivity*((Fluid Density/Fluid Viscosity at BulThermal Conductivity Temperature)*(Fluid Density-Vapor Density)*[g]*(pi*Pipe Inner Diameter*Number of Tubes/Mass Flowrate))^(1/3)
Heat Transfer Coefficient for Plate Heat Exchanger
Plate Film Coefficient = 0.26*(Thermal Conductivity/Equivalent Diameter)*(Reynold Number^0.65)*(Prandlt Number^0.4)*((Fluid Viscosity at BulThermal Conductivity Temperature/Fluid Viscosity at 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^0.8)/(Tube Inner Diameter)^0.2

## Heat Transfer Coefficient for Plate Heat Exchanger Formula

Plate Film Coefficient = 0.26*(Thermal Conductivity/Equivalent Diameter)*(Reynold Number^0.65)*(Prandlt Number^0.4)*((Fluid Viscosity at BulThermal Conductivity Temperature/Fluid Viscosity at Wall Temperature)^0.14)
hp = 0.26*(k/De)*(Re^0.65)*(Pr^0.4)*((μfluid/μWall)^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/Equivalent Diameter)*(Reynold Number^0.65)*(Prandlt Number^0.4)*((Fluid Viscosity at BulThermal Conductivity Temperature/Fluid Viscosity at 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 (k), Equivalent Diameter (De), Reynold Number (Re), Prandlt Number (Pr), Fluid Viscosity at Bulk Temperature fluid) & Fluid Viscosity at Wall Temperature Wall) and hit the calculate button. Here is how the Heat Transfer Coefficient for Plate Heat Exchanger calculation can be explained with given input values -> 5478.883 = 0.26*(3.2/0.021)*(1000^0.65)*(3^0.4)*((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*(k/De)*(Re^0.65)*(Pr^0.4)*((μfluid/μWall)^0.14) or Plate Film Coefficient = 0.26*(Thermal Conductivity/Equivalent Diameter)*(Reynold Number^0.65)*(Prandlt Number^0.4)*((Fluid Viscosity at BulThermal Conductivity Temperature/Fluid Viscosity at Wall Temperature)^0.14). Thermal Conductivity is the propotionality constant for the heat flux during conduction heat transfer, Equivalent diameter 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 is defined as the ratio of inertial force to the viscous force of fluid, Prandlt number is the ratio of conductive to convective heat transfer of the fluid, Fluid viscosity at Bulk Temperature is a fundamental property of fluids that characterizes their resistance to flow. It is defined at the bulk temperature of the fluid & Fluid Viscosity at Wall Temperature is defined at the temperature of the wall of pipe or surface 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/Equivalent Diameter)*(Reynold Number^0.65)*(Prandlt Number^0.4)*((Fluid Viscosity at BulThermal Conductivity Temperature/Fluid Viscosity at Wall Temperature)^0.14). To calculate Heat Transfer Coefficient for Plate Heat Exchanger, you need Thermal Conductivity (k), Equivalent Diameter (De), Reynold Number (Re), Prandlt Number (Pr), Fluid Viscosity at Bulk Temperature fluid) & Fluid Viscosity at Wall Temperature Wall). With our tool, you need to enter the respective value for Thermal Conductivity, Equivalent Diameter, Reynold Number, Prandlt Number, Fluid Viscosity at Bulk Temperature & Fluid Viscosity at Wall Temperature and hit the calculate button. You can also select the units (if any) for Input(s) and the Output as well. Let Others Know