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RESEARCH PAPERS

Scaling of Plain and Externally Finned Heat Exchanger Tubes

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R. Sheikholeslami, A. P. Watkinson

Department of Chemical Engineering, The University of British Columbia, Vancouver, B.C. V6T 1W5

J. Heat Transfer 108(1), 147-152 (Feb 01, 1986) (6 pages) doi:10.1115/1.3246879 History: Received October 02, 1984; Online October 20, 2009

Abstract

The performance of copper and mild steel plain heat exchanger tubes and an externally finned mild steel tube was studied under calcium carbonate scaling conditions. Under a constant heat flux for 70-h periods the fouling resistance generally increased linearly with time. The effect of velocity on the rate of scale formation is presented for the three tubes and results compared with the model of Hasson.

Copyright © 1986 by ASME
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