Chapter Three

Heat Transfer Theory


This chapter concentrates on basic heat transfer theory and process heat duty. It begins by discussing the importance of the process specification sheet and the design data sheet. The chapter then addresses required physical and thermal properties and pressure drop considerations, before describing various components of basic heat transfer theory, such as heat transfer mechanisms, determination of mean temperature difference, determination of heat transfer coefficient, calculation of film coefficients, tube metal resistance, approximate overall heat transfer coefficients, and determination of process heat duty.


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