Pool Boiling Heat Transfer From Teflon-Coated Stainless Steel

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R. I. Vachon, G. H. Nix

Department of Mechanical Engineering, Auburn University, Auburn, Ala.

G. E. Tanger

Thermoscience Group, Department of Mechanical Engineering, Auburn University, Auburn, Ala.

R. O. Cobb

Lockheed Aircraft Corporation, Marietta, Ga.

J. Heat Transfer 91(3), 364-369 (Aug 01, 1969) (6 pages) doi:10.1115/1.3580179 History: Received February 14, 1968; Revised July 22, 1968; Online August 25, 2011


Stainless steel specimens have been coated with Teflon to produce nonwetted surfaces. The data indicate improved pool boiling heat transfer with a 0.0003-in. coating as compared to an uncoated specimen. However, thicker coatings were found to insulate the surface and impede the rate of heat transfer. Nonwetting is explained as the mechanism for enhanced heat transfer.

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