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Unformatted text preview: PROBLEM 11.1 KNOWN: Initial overall heat transfer coefficient of a firetube boiler. Fouling factors following one years application. FIND: Whether cleaning should be scheduled. SCHEMATIC: ASSUMPTIONS: (1) Negligible tube wall conduction resistance, (2) Negligible changes in h c and h h . ANALYSIS: From Equation 11.1, the overall heat transfer coefficient after one year is f, i f,o i o 1 1 1 R R . U h h = + + + Since the first two terms on the righthand side correspond to the reciprocal of the initial overall coefficient, ( 29 2 2 2 1 1 0.001 5 0.0005 m K / W 0.0045 m K / W U 400 W / m K = + + = 2 U 222 W / m K. = COMMENTS: Periodic cleaning of the tube inner surfaces is essential to maintaining efficient fire tube boiler operations. PROBLEM 11.2 KNOWN : Type302 stainless tube with prescribed inner and outer diameters used in a crossflow heat exchanger. Prescribed fouling factors and internal water flow conditions. FIND: (a) Overall coefficient based upon the outer surface, U o , with air at T o =15 C and velocity V o = 20 m/s in crossflow; compare thermal resistances due to convection, tube wall conduction and fouling; (b) Overall coefficient, U o , with water (rather than air) at T o = 15 C and velocity V o = 1 m/s in cross flow; compare thermal resistances due to convection, tube wall conduction and fouling; (c) For the waterair conditions of part (a), compute and plot U o as a function of the air crossflow velocity for 5 V o 30 m/s for water mean velocities of u m,i = 0.2, 0.5 and 1.0 m/s; and (d) For the waterwater conditions of part (b), compute and plot U o as a function of the water mean velocity for 0.5 u m,i 2.5 m/s for air crossflow velocities of V o = 1, 3 and 8 m/s. SCHEMATIC : ASSUMPTIONS: (1) Steadystate conditions, (2) Fully developed internal flow, PROPERTIES: Table A.1 , Stainless steel, AISI 302 (300 K): k w = 15.1 W/m K; Table A.6 , Water ( m,i T = 348 K): i = 974.8 kg/m 3 , i = 3.746 104 N s/m 2 , k i = 0.668 W/m K, Pr i = 2.354; Table A.4, Air (assume f ,o T = 315K, 1 atm): k o = 0.02737 W/m K, o = 17.35 106 m 2 /s, Pr o = 0.705. ANALYSIS: (a) For the waterair condition, the overall coefficient, Eq. 11.1, based upon the outer area can be expressed as the sum of the thermal resistances due to convection (cv), tube wall conduction (w) and fouling (f): o o tot cv,i f ,i w f ,o cv,o 1 U A R R R R R R = = + + + + cv,i i i cv,o o o R 1 h A R 1 h A = = f ,i f ,i i f ,o f ,o o R R A R R A = = and from Eq. 3.28, ( ) ( ) w o i w R l n D D 2 L k = The convection coefficients can be estimated from appropriate correlations. Continued... PROBLEM 11.2 (Cont.) Estimating i h : For internal flow, characterize the flow evaluating thermophysical properties at T m,i with m,i i D,i 4 2 3 i u D 0.5m s 0.022m Re 28,625 3.746 10 N s m 974.8kg m = = = For the turbulent flow, use the DittusBoelter correlation, Eq. 8.60,For the turbulent flow, use the DittusBoelter correlation, Eq....
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 Winter '08
 Shollenberger
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