Saturated flow boiling and convective condensation experiments for oil-free Refrigerant-134a have been carried out with two microfin tubes with a new cross-section profile, as well as with a smooth one. All tubes have the same outer diameter of 9.52 mm; they are horizontally operated and are heated/cooled by a water stream. Both microfin tubes are characterized by sharp fins (apex angle of 40°) alternating with two different heights whereas the fin number is different, namely, 54 and 82, respectively. Evaporation tests are carried out at a nominal temperature of 5°C, for a mass flux ranging from about 100 to 340 kg/(m2s), inlet quality between 0.25 and 0.70, and quality change varying from 0.10 to 0.70, whereas for the condensation tests the nominal temperature is 35°C, the mass flux varies between 100 and 440 kg/(m2s), the inlet quality ranges from 0.75 to 0.10 and the quality change from 0.10 to 0.70. Finally, the paper presents comparisons between experimental data and estimates obtained by recent correlations specifically proposed for these tubes.

Heat transfer and pressare drop during evaporation and condensation of R134a inside two microfin tubes of new design

COLOMBO, LUIGI PIETRO MARIA;LUCCHINI, ANDREA;MUZZIO, ADRIANO;NIRO, ALFONSO
2006

Abstract

Saturated flow boiling and convective condensation experiments for oil-free Refrigerant-134a have been carried out with two microfin tubes with a new cross-section profile, as well as with a smooth one. All tubes have the same outer diameter of 9.52 mm; they are horizontally operated and are heated/cooled by a water stream. Both microfin tubes are characterized by sharp fins (apex angle of 40°) alternating with two different heights whereas the fin number is different, namely, 54 and 82, respectively. Evaporation tests are carried out at a nominal temperature of 5°C, for a mass flux ranging from about 100 to 340 kg/(m2s), inlet quality between 0.25 and 0.70, and quality change varying from 0.10 to 0.70, whereas for the condensation tests the nominal temperature is 35°C, the mass flux varies between 100 and 440 kg/(m2s), the inlet quality ranges from 0.75 to 0.10 and the quality change from 0.10 to 0.70. Finally, the paper presents comparisons between experimental data and estimates obtained by recent correlations specifically proposed for these tubes.
13th International Heat Transfer Conference
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boiling; condensation; enhanced heat transfer; micorfin tubes
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