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IJCEA 2011 Vol.2(5): 320-325 ISSN: 2010-0221
DOI: 10.7763/IJCEA.2011.V2.127

Analysis of Variation in Properties and its Impact on Heat Transfer in Sub and Supercritical Conditions of Water/Steam

R. Dhanuskodi, A. Arunagiri and N. Anantharaman
Abstract—Thermal power plants use water and steam as main working medium. The properties of water and steam depend on operating pressure and temperature. The present work analyses the variation in heat transfer due to changes in properties of water and steam such as, dynamic viscosity, specific heat, density and thermal conductivity in the pressure and temperature ranges of 100 to 1000 bar and 5 to 700°C respectively. Microsoft Excel version of IAPWS IF-97 (The International Association for the Properties of Water and Steam Industrial Formulation-97), has been used for invoking the transport properties for the given pressure and temperature. Trends of predominant properties in the above mentioned pressure and temperature ranges have been plotted and analyzed. The variation in heat transfer coefficients, calculated using Dittus Boelter equation, for a typical case has also been plotted. The present work gives an idea for heat transfer equipment designers about the conditions to be carefully handled to avoid metal temperature increase and the conditions that could be exploited to gain maximum heat transfer for cooling applications. The study also identifies the critical zones of property variations in sub and supercritical conditions which have direct impact on heat transfer.

Index Terms—Property variation, water/steam, supercritical conditions, heat transfer.

R.Dhanuskodi, is with National Institute of Technology, Trichy 620015, India, as research scholar and is working at BHEL, Trichy 620014, India. (phone: 91-9442502593; fax: 91-431-2520696; e-mail: dhanuskodi@bheltry.co.in).
A. Arunagiri is with the National Institute of Technology, Trichy, 620014, India as Associate / Assistant Professor (e-mail: aagiri@nitt.edu).
N. Anantharaman is with the National Institute of Technology, Trichy, 620014, India as Professor (e-mail: naraman@ nitt.edu)

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Cite: R. Dhanuskodi, A. Arunagiri and N. Anantharaman, "Analysis of Variation in Properties and its Impact on Heat Transfer in Sub and Supercritical Conditions of Water/Steam," International Journal of Chemical Engineering and Applications vol. 2, no. 5, pp. 320-325, 2011.
 

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