The Laminar/Viscous Flow Heat Transfer Apparatus is a unit at laboratory scale, designed to study heat transfer between hot oil flowing in laminar flow through an internal tube and cold water that flows through the annulus.
Oil circuit (hot fluid):
The hot oil flows along of a closed circuit. An electric heater, placed into to the heater tank, heating the oil. The oil goes out of the tank and is pumped by the pump. In the inlet of the tank there is a regulation valve for the hot oil. The oil is cooled along of the exchanger and then return to the heater tank, starting a new cycle.
Water circuit (cold fluid):
The cold water comes from the lab water supply. In the water circuit there is a regulation valve and a flow meter. The water comes in to the exchanger, and it increases its temperature. The cold water can come in to the exchanger by both extreme (co-current or counter-current). This depends of the valves position (open or close).
Hot oil flows through the internal tube and cooling water flows through the annulus between the internal and external tube.
Software TH-3116SW (optional)
DAQ software specially designed in National Instrument™, LABVIEW™ environment to measure and calculate the results of apparatus. The software is optional and while using software a set of electronic sensors are included. Software can be run with any Windows™ environment