## Number of Transfer Units for Plate Heat Exchanger Solution

STEP 0: Pre-Calculation Summary
Formula Used
Number of Transfer Units = (Outlet Temperature-Inlet Temperature)/Log Mean Temperature Difference
NTU = (TOutlet-TInlet)/ΔTLMTD
This formula uses 4 Variables
Variables Used
Number of Transfer Units - Number of Transfer Units is a dimensionless parameter used to characterize the heat transfer performance of Heat Exchanger.
Outlet Temperature - (Measured in Kelvin) - Outlet Temperature of Fluid is temperature that it attained after passing through a heat exchanger.
Inlet Temperature - (Measured in Kelvin) - Inlet Temperature is the temperature of fluid before entering into a heat exchanger.
Log Mean Temperature Difference - (Measured in Kelvin) - Log Mean Temperature Difference is the logarithmic temperature difference averaged between 2 fluid streams exchanging heat.
STEP 1: Convert Input(s) to Base Unit
Outlet Temperature: 345 Kelvin --> 345 Kelvin No Conversion Required
Inlet Temperature: 298 Kelvin --> 298 Kelvin No Conversion Required
Log Mean Temperature Difference: 39.1667 Kelvin --> 39.1667 Kelvin No Conversion Required
STEP 2: Evaluate Formula
Substituting Input Values in Formula
NTU = (TOutlet-TInlet)/ΔTLMTD --> (345-298)/39.1667
Evaluating ... ...
NTU = 1.19999897872427
STEP 3: Convert Result to Output's Unit
1.19999897872427 --> No Conversion Required
1.19999897872427 1.199999 <-- Number of Transfer Units
(Calculation completed in 00.004 seconds)
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Viscosity Correction Factor for Shell and Tube Heat Exchanger
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## Number of Transfer Units for Plate Heat Exchanger Formula

Number of Transfer Units = (Outlet Temperature-Inlet Temperature)/Log Mean Temperature Difference
NTU = (TOutlet-TInlet)/ΔTLMTD

## 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 Significance of NTU in Heat Exchanger?

The NTU (Number of Transfer Units) is a crucial parameter used to analyze and design heat exchangers, including plate heat exchangers. It quantifies the effectiveness of the heat exchanger and provides valuable information about the heat transfer performance.
It simplifies the analysis and design process, making it easier to understand and optimize heat exchanger performance.

## How to Calculate Number of Transfer Units for Plate Heat Exchanger?

Number of Transfer Units for Plate Heat Exchanger calculator uses Number of Transfer Units = (Outlet Temperature-Inlet Temperature)/Log Mean Temperature Difference to calculate the Number of Transfer Units, The Number Of Transfer Units For Plate Heat Exchanger formula is defined as a dimensionless parameter that characterizes the heat transfer performance of Heat Exchanger. It determines the effectiveness of heat exchanger. Number of Transfer Units is denoted by NTU symbol.

How to calculate Number of Transfer Units for Plate Heat Exchanger using this online calculator? To use this online calculator for Number of Transfer Units for Plate Heat Exchanger, enter Outlet Temperature (TOutlet), Inlet Temperature (TInlet) & Log Mean Temperature Difference (ΔTLMTD) and hit the calculate button. Here is how the Number of Transfer Units for Plate Heat Exchanger calculation can be explained with given input values -> 1.566667 = (345-298)/39.1667.

### FAQ

What is Number of Transfer Units for Plate Heat Exchanger?
The Number Of Transfer Units For Plate Heat Exchanger formula is defined as a dimensionless parameter that characterizes the heat transfer performance of Heat Exchanger. It determines the effectiveness of heat exchanger and is represented as NTU = (TOutlet-TInlet)/ΔTLMTD or Number of Transfer Units = (Outlet Temperature-Inlet Temperature)/Log Mean Temperature Difference. Outlet Temperature of Fluid is temperature that it attained after passing through a heat exchanger, Inlet Temperature is the temperature of fluid before entering into a heat exchanger & Log Mean Temperature Difference is the logarithmic temperature difference averaged between 2 fluid streams exchanging heat.
How to calculate Number of Transfer Units for Plate Heat Exchanger?
The Number Of Transfer Units For Plate Heat Exchanger formula is defined as a dimensionless parameter that characterizes the heat transfer performance of Heat Exchanger. It determines the effectiveness of heat exchanger is calculated using Number of Transfer Units = (Outlet Temperature-Inlet Temperature)/Log Mean Temperature Difference. To calculate Number of Transfer Units for Plate Heat Exchanger, you need Outlet Temperature (TOutlet), Inlet Temperature (TInlet) & Log Mean Temperature Difference (ΔTLMTD). With our tool, you need to enter the respective value for Outlet Temperature, Inlet Temperature & Log Mean Temperature Difference 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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