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Heat transfer coefficient of a cylindrical hot water storage tank depending on its size

I have a simulation model of a cylindrical hot water storage tank. The heat loss is determined by the surface area and the heat transfer coefficient. A configuration of the storage tank with 900 ...
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Storage losses of a heat storage tank

Suppose I have a heat generator with a connected heat storage tank. If the heat generator remains the same and the heat storage tank is dimensioned larger, the running time of the heat generator ...
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Drilling PCB 3d printer bed

I need a heated surface for a project and was thinking of using one of these PCB heater beds. But I'd need to drill a few holes in it - can I do this without stopping it working? Thanks
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How to connect to heating networks both with sources and consumers into one network?

We need to connect two distinct heating networks on a wastewater treatment plant into one. So far I've only seen heating networks with one central heat source or one central manifold that all heat ...
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Steam cycle for a boiler / radiator system vs Rankine cycle

Everything I've read on the Rankine cycle indicates that the feedwater pump is necessary for the cycle to work. However the steam cycle used in traditional household boiler / radiator systems seems to ...
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Heating hot air within a 2 inch tube

Background So I am working on a project to where I am trying to heat up air within a 2 inch tube, with high air flow. I am using 2 inch tri clamp stainless steel tubes where I basically have a fan ...
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best refractory cement for embedded heating element furnace

first post I designed a 2000 watts 1000 degrees Celsius furnace with following chamber size: 11 cm length, 12 cm width and 15 cm depth. The refractory that I use is 1880 C high temp tabular alumina ...
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Are there any books which show how to design electrical coil heat exchangers?

I need to design an electrically powered gas heater, but i need to do so in detail. I'm looking for a guide similar to the shell and tube heat exchanger design guide in coulson and richardson's ...
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Search for comprehensive term for plants with heat generation with heat storage and operating states

My master thesis deals with systems with several operating states that generate heat and store it in a heat storage. Thereby I analyze combined heat and power plants with combustion engines, but also ...
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How to build multiple large scale fish tanks with water at different temperatures

I am wondering at a high level what are the material components that might be used in building several large scale fish tanks that are temperature regulated like on a fishing farm. For example, what ...
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Can radiant induction heat thermally decompose wood

Is it possible to thermally decompose an indicator like wood in a induction heating container made of stainless steel if the induction frequency is low enough to heat the container about 1000°c. ...
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Calculating geothermal heat pump

So I need to calculate how big geothermal heat pumps I need for a building. Heat pump is used for heating and to heat used water. If I know how many kW's are needed for heating the building and the ...
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Cheap low-temperature oven

I'd like to make an oven for curing adhesives that require an elevated temperature for a proper cure. I'd like for the temperature to be settable from 60 degrees C to 75 C plus or minus 5 degrees over ...
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Where to output the colder air from a “heat-pump boiler”?

In an average family house, where should we let the colder air from a "heat-pump boiler" out? 1) - to the inside of the family house (ex.: heated in winter, so letting cold air in it..) 2) - to the ...
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Why are home geothermal systems usable anywhere in the U.S. but industrial geothermal plants limited in geographical use?

Geothermal systems are used in regions across the U.S. for home use, but industrial geothermal plants are only used in areas where subteranian temperatures are very high. Why is this? https://en....
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Will circulating air within a sealed ductwork system cause it to implode?

Referring to the pasted in ductwork diagram, if an inline ventilation fan with a high CFM airflow was used to circulate air within a sealed ductwork system, would the fast moving airflow result in a ...
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Where to put the booster pump at customer substation in a district heating system?

In a district heating system, one of the houses in the distribution net is not getting the desired heat into their house. This is because the pipes of this customer which connects them to the ...
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Solar Thermal heat gain formula converted to CO2e and trees saved

We have invented a solar thermal heating system with interseasonal storage, recently patented. I want to display the trees saved and carbon offset on the control display based on temperatures coming ...
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What is the most common control method in Underfloor heating?

I am trying to research the common methods on an underfloor heating system that are available in the market. I know there are usually, On/Off control to control the flow of water into the pipe ...
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Operative Temperature in Underfloor Heating?

I am new to the Underfloor heating system, and a bit confused on the terminology for Operative Temperature. Is this the temperature that is measured by the sensor or is this the set-point temperature ...
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Why not drive an air source heat pump domestic heating system with an auto engine?

Theses are my thoughts on the question. I can't find an answer to "why not?". It there something I am missing, or are auto manufacturers simply too focussed on cars only? The automotive industry has ...
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Thermal oil in Boiler not reaching desired temperature

The thermal oil Feroline U in Boiler is not gaining the desired temp of 240 Degrees. We have physically measured the temp using digital thermometer at a distance of 20 cm where the boiler temp sensor ...
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How do I correctly model a building to determine effectiveness of a heat source?

The problem domain You have a shelter that you use in a cold climate, and you want to provide it with some heat to take the edge off the chill. You already have a structure in a location which gets ...
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Safely evaporate electrolyte from fragile porous substrate

We have porous ceramic platelets of ~50x5x1 mm³ thickness infiltrated with ammonium nitrate solution (NH4NO3). We want to decompose and evaporate it w/o damaging the fragile substrate (decomposition ...
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Why is gas pressure specified instead of mass flow?

Clarification: This question is all about the gas supply to the water heater. It has nothing to do with the water supply. My hot water heater specifies 5.5-10.5 W.C. (water column inches) of pressure....
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Designing for a specific flowrate

I have a simple, practical engineering question. I'm trying to design a hot water circulation system with a constant flow rate of 1.3 L/min. I'm having trouble finding any pumps that will do the job ...
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Model of a domestic boiler

I have to design a model of a domestic boiler. I represent the boiler as a heat exchanger (HEX1), as shown in the figure. In many articles I have found that it is schematized with this equation: $$ ...
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A humidifier before a heater and after a heater

What is the difference between installing a humidifier before a heater and after a heater?
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How to calculate thermal load?

basically I am trying to build an oven that we are going to use to cure prepreg carbon fiber. I found a company that can make it but they are requesting the termal load in order to continue. This is ...
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Process fluid flow in a fired heater

While I’m studying about a fired heater (furnace) in chemical engineering , I learnt that the process fluids enters from the convection section and leaves at the radiant section of the furnace. Why ...
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What is the gray-body emissivity value of air

Wonder if anyone would know what is the average thermal emissivity value of air relative to blackbody at near room temperatures? I am looking for that magical number between 0 and 1. Looked everywhere ...
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Is it better to heat a heat pump evaporator or the load directly?

I have a heat pump which moves heat from outside to inside. I also have a solar heating array that collects radiant heat from the sun. Given that my goal is to heat the inside (with minimal energy ...
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How to make water go into my house, from a lake without energy?

Basically, I'm thinking about a system, that filtrates, and makes a lake's water drinkable, drives water into my house's faucets without electricity, and all these should be able to work when it is -...
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Heat balance in a pipe flow network

I have 2 pipe lines, both water . that combine to heat up water. Assuming at steady state , Heat gained by cold water = heat lost by hot water Let's say , according to formula , I calculated the ...
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is it possible to achieve 1000C temperature in a cabin?

is it possible that if i have a cabin which is insulated from outside but is built with some sort of material like copper and there is a heating element of sort which is providing 100C constantly but ...
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Winding a wire heating element after a few uses

I bought recently 10 meters of Kanthal A1 AWG18 wire, which is a type of heating element (FeCrAl alloy). I intend to make a coil out of it, but it's no use doing that right now, I need more of it for ...
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Control power to a tungsten filament?

I'm afraid I'm completely out of my depth here. I would like to use a tungsten filament to radiatively heat something near to it (in vacuum). My issue is I cannot figure out the easiest and/or ...
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Natural gas boiler Vs. Electric Heater efficiency

If a facility buys natural gas at 8 dollars/Mcf to provide heating from an 85% efficient natural gas boiler, what is the equivalent cost of electricity ($/kWh) for a 95% efficient electric heater? I'...
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Problem finding temperature gain of air through heated glass tube

I have a 20 cm long glass tube of outer diameter 6.4 mm and inner diameter 4.3 mm. Air at ...
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equivalent full hours of heating equipment

I would like to know if there is a standard way of calculating the equivalent to a capacity factor but for heating equipment. That is the ratio between the amount of heat delivered during one year ...
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Makeup Air Gas Burner

I often select makeup air handling units for buildings using Greenheck's CAPS tool. When selecting a model, you first select the unit based on your airflow needs. Then it will provide some choices for ...
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The air conditioner mechanism

Why does chilled water emerge from the water pipe of air conditioner? I feel that instead, lukewarm water should come out, the reason being the air conditioner air from the room and also, electricity ...
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Why does the Ultimaker 3D Printer has a Heater + Heater transfer plate (aluminium) + Glass?

Why does the Ultimaker 3D Printer has a Heater + Heater transfer plate (aluminium) + Glass? I wonder why a glass plate, and if is possible to remove the glass and print directly in the aluminium ...
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Why does a radiator valve require more torque after a few turns?

I'm automating a non-thermostatic household radiator valve, by replacing the knob with a DC motor and adding some support structure. You can see the system at work here: https://www.instagram.com/p/...
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When heating a house, does the water flow slowly decrease as the difference in temperatures approaches 0?

So let's say you set your thermostat to 20 degrees centigrade, and the current room temperature is 10. A flow of water will gush into the radiators. What I'm wondering, is this flow constant the whole ...
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What is the cost of heating of a 60k sqm building to 27 degrees celsius vs 20 degrees celsius? [closed]

How can I calculate the cost of heating a building such as http://group.canarywharf.com/estate-building/5_north_colonnade/ ? Its size: 59,142 sq m / 636,600 sq ft The temperature is in many places ...
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How to deal with thermal expansion in a city wide heating system?

How to deal with thermal expansion in a city wide heating system? Background: As part of the program to combat pollution in and around Beijing, my adopted city of Zhuozhou (population, over half ...
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Lifting 250 watts of heat using some heat exchanger/heat sink [closed]

I am new to thermal management. I want to lift about 250 W of heat from hot end of thermoelectric cooler/peltier cooler (TEC). The temperature of hot side of TEC is 30°C. I want to use some ...
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Have there been successful attempts at using a computer's heat to warm something up? [duplicate]

Computers get hot. So usually we try to make them less hot. But what if instead of trying to cool down a computer we used that heat for something else? Not necessarily any thing big like a whole ...
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How to solve power surge caused by curing oven PWM cycle?

I have a Despatch LBB 1-69 lab oven in my shop. It is a single-phase, 110-volt, 30-amp unit. It is wired to a 220 volt, 2-phase, 40-amp panel (on a single 110 volt phase), which is fed by the 100-amp ...