Heat transfer is one of the core courses of engineering science. The three primary modes of heat transfer are conduction, convection & radiation. Boiling Heat Transfer has a wide range of industrial application such as in boilers & evaporation. The unit allows the students to visualize and quality different modes of boiling heat transfer. Experimental measurements are used for estimating the boiling heat transfer coefficient at varying heat flux and in the presence or absence of stirring.
The unit Boiling Heat transfer consists of a high strength clear acrylic cylinder enclosed at top & bottom. At the bottom of tank is a small heating cylinder immersed in a volatile solvent that boils at low pressure. A water cooled condenser present at the top of cylinder for condensation. Sensors are provided for measurement of temperature, pressure, cooling water flow rate & input power.