Heat power calculator

for heaters and chillers

online since 2005

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Flow rates and heat power
Diameter and velocity
Temperatures
Fluid properties

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Description

P - heat power
Heat energy in the unit of time exchanged in the device.
q - volume flow
Volume flow rate of the fluid at actual pressure and temperature.
ṁ - mass flow rate
Fluid flow rate in terms of units of mass per unit of time
T1 - inlet temperature
Fluid temperature in front of the heat exchanger
T2 - outlet temperature
Fluid temperature after the heat exchanger
ΔT - temperature change
Fluid temperature difference before and after the heat exchanger. Gained or lost temperature depending if the device is a heater or a chiller
ρ - fluid density
Actual fluid density in terms of mass per unit of volume on real pressure and the temperature
C - specific heat
Heat capacity (specific heat) of the fluid; Specific heat at constant pressure for a gas, in terms of energy per unit of mass and temperature.
D - diameter of tube
Internal pipe diameter
V - flow velocity
Fluid flow velocity in the pipe of the heat exchanger

Calculation setup

Select calculation type
P
Calculate heat power for known flow rate
q / ṁ
Calculate flow rate for known heat power
Select value to input. You should enter selected one. The other one will be calculated
q
volume flow rate
mass flow rate
Select value to input. You should enter selected one. The other one will be calculated
T2
temperature after the heater/chiller
ΔT
temperature difference in the device
Select value to input. You should enter selected one. The other one will be calculated
D
internal pipe diameter
V
fluid velocity
Select device type
Heater
Device that has outlet temperature lower then inlet one, due to heat energy released from the fluid to the surrounding one
Chiller
Device that has outlet temperature higher then inlet one, due to heat energy of the fluid increased and surrounding fluid chilled

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