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Introduction to Heat Transfer

The laboratory consists of numerous equipment with experimental setup to study the fundamental and applied aspects of Heat Transfer. The Laboratory   facilitates experimental based understanding of various mode of Heat Transfer. It also facilitates to the undergraduate, post graduate and research scholar to conduct their lab oriented, study oriented and research oriented projects to simulate and validate it with the experiments. The laboratory also takes the consultancy projects from various institute and organization. 
 
Faculty Coordinator: Dr. Santanu Prasad Dutta
Laboratory Sr. Technical Assistant: Mr. Tahsildar Yadav
Location: E Block, E-111

  • HEAT EXCHANGER SERVICE MODULE WITH CONCENTRIC, PLATE, SHELL AND TUBE, JACKETED VESSEL WITH COIL AND STIRRER

     
     
    Technical Specification
    1. 1350mm long x 500mm front to back x 500mm high, 
    2. outer tube diameter30mm and inner tube diameter 20mm, 
    3. no. of tubes =6,
    4. heat transfer area = 0.02m² ,
    5. outer vessel: 125mm outside diameter  and  113mm inner side diameter.
     
    Application
    To obtain performance characteristic of paroral and counter flow heat exchangers in various heat exchangers.
     
    Founded by. Institute

  • HEAT TRANSFER EXPERIMENT BASE UNIT WITH LINEAR CONDUCTION, RADIAL CONDUCTION, EXTENDED SURFACE AND CONDUCTIVITY OF LIQUID AND GASES

     
    Technical Specification
    1. 650mm long x 480mm front to back  x 590mm high,
    2. material- brass, 
    3. diameter = 30mm, 
    4. cross sectional area = 0.000707 m², 
    5. cold water supply at between 5 0c  and 15 0c, 
    6. thermocouple position 20 mm equally spaced centers and 10mm equally spaced radii, diameter = 10mm,
    7. diameter 0.0000785m²,
    8. cylinder length 0.1m, 
    9. normal surface area = 0.0126m².
     
    Application:
    To study how heat conducts linearly along a solid rod and convects from the surface of solid rod of uniform dimension and material. To study how heat conduct around a solid disk of uniform dimension and material. To find the thermal conductivity of test liquids and gases.

    Founded by.   Institute 

  • CROSS FLOW HEAT EXCHANGER

     
    Technical Specification
    1. Total length=1530mm, 
    2. Total depth= 400mm, 
    3. Total height 1170mm,
    4. Net weight 55 kg, 
    5. Material Copper, 
    6. Thermocouple – K type,
    7. Rod diameter = 12.4mm,
    8. Working Section 125mm x 125mm.
     
    Application
    To determine the pressure losses created by rod, rate of cooling of rod, initial velocity, mean velocity and velocity distribution. 
     
    Founded by. Institute
     

  • TEMPERATURE MEASUREMENT AND CALIBRATION

     
    Technical Specification
    1. Dimensions 920mm long, x 600mm high x 500mm front to back ,
    2. range 0 °c to 100 °c , tolerance +/- 5%,
    3. Temperature detector- class A high accuracy ,
    4. thermocouple K type and J type, 
    5. resistors 10,100,1000 Ohm.
     
    Application
    1. To use PRT Simulation resisters to show how the difference between constant current and constant voltage supplied to thermometer circuit, 
    2. To show the difference between two, three and four wire connection of a PRT,
    3. To show the linearity of the PRT, 
    4. To show the non-linearity of NTC thermometer, 
    5. To show how resistance in measuring circuit can affect the reading from thermocouple. 
     
    Founded by. Institute

  • RADIANT TRANSFER EXPERIMENTS

     
    Technical Specification
    1. Dimensions 1300mm long x 300mm high x 300mm wide , 
    2. apertures 5mm, 10mm, 15mm, 20mm, 25mm, 30mm, 35mm. , 
    3. filter-infrared, tricolor red, tricolor green, 
    4. Filter factor 2, 4,8. Optical 0.3,0.6,0.9
     
    Application
    1. To use light to prove that radiation (light) intensity is inversely proportional to distance squared 
    2. To use light to prove that radiation (light) intensity is inversely proportional to the cosine of the angle between the emitter and the receiver of the radiation.
    3. To show the principle of finding transmittance values.
     
    Founded by. Institute
     

  • FLUIDIZED BED HEAT TRANSFER UNIT

     
    Technical Specification
    1. Heating element12.7mm diameter x 57.1mm long,
    2. heated surface area = 24cm2 
    3. granular material: fused alumina, grit size 54, 60, 80, 100μm,
    4. bed chamber nominal diameter = 105mm,
    5. nominal length 220mm.
     
    Application
    Observation of the behavior of particles in a bed with upward air flow. Investigation of the relationship between bed height, bed pressure drop and upward air velocity through a bed of granular material. Investigations of the effect of superficial velocity, depth of immersion, particle size on the overall heat transfer coefficient for a hot surface in an air fluidized bed. Investigation of distributer design on bed behavior. Demonstration of segregation of particles by size and / density.
     
    Founded by. Institute

  • CONVECTION DRYER

     
    Technical Specification
    1. Over all unit L x W X H == 2380 x 790 x 1270mm , 
    2. Drying Plate L X W x H =398 x 320x 15mm,
    3. material AlMg3 
    4. Number 4,
    5. flow channel L x W x H =2250mm x 390mm ,
    6. Fan max speed 950 rpm,
    7. max head 700 m³ /h
    8. anemometer measuring range = 0.2-2.5 m
    9. humidity sensor: measuring range 0-100 % R.H. 
     
    Application 
    To Determine the reduction in weight and the drying rate over time during the drying process.
     
    Founded by. Institute

  • THERMAL CONSTANT ANALYZER

     
    Technical Specification
    1. Materials-Solids, Liquids, Powder, 
    2. Thermal Conductivity Range 0.03 to 200W/m K,
    3. Temperature Range: -100 to 300 0 C.
     
    Application
    To determine the thermal conductivity of solids, liquids, powder, pests etc.
     
    Founded by. Institute

  • HIGH SPEED CAMERA

     
    Technical Specification
    1. Phantom VEO  440L, Basic, Color 
    2. 36 GB Memory 
    3. 12-BIT , 
    4. 1US,     VRI- L100NT-F2-B LENS, F-Mount 100mm F2.8 ATX 
    5. Macro Tokina ATXAFM100PRON       Light
    6. LED High Power 24 LED Lamp Head 84 Watt 7,700 Lumens incls pwr sup 4M XLR cables GS Vitec LT and (Manfrotto Tripod) included
     
    Application
    For capturing the image with high accuracy in very short duration.
     
    Founded by. Institute
     

  • BATTERY TESTING EQUIPMENT

     
    Technical Specification
    1. Model - BTS4000-20V/100A-2CH battery testing equipment 4000 series  
    2. Data Acquisition frequency 10 Hz, Accuracy 0.1% , programmable DC power supply and electric load. 
    3. Battery test accessories for two channels, sensor and actuators
     
    Application
    For testing the battery performance.
     
    Founded by.  Institute

  • HYBRID EVAPORATIVE COOLING SYSTEM WITH ENVIRONMENT SIMULATOR

     
    Technical Specification
    1. 500 CFM indirect-direct evaporative cooling system clubbed to DX system for improved cooling capacity.
    2. Heater, dehumidifier and humidifier are integrated with the system for climate simulation.
     
    Application :Air conditioning
     
    Founded by.  Institute

  • Other Equipments

    1. Thermal conductivity of composite wall Apparatus.
    2. Pool Boiling Apparatus
    3. Thermal Conductivity of Insulating Slab
    4. Thermal Conductivity of Insulating Powder
    5. Heat Transfer in Natural Convection
    6. Heat Transfer through Forced Convection.
    7. Heat Transfer from a Pin Fin
    8. Emissivity Measurement Apparatus.
    9. Stefan Boltzmann Apparatus
    10. Dropwise and Filmwise Condensation
    11. Vertical and Horizontal Condenser
    12. Parallel and Counter Flow Heat Exchanger
    13. Pool Boiling Apparatus
    14. Heat Transfer Through Lagged pipe
    15. Heat Pipe Demonstrator
    16. Thermal Conductivity of Metal Rod.
    17. Unsteady State Heat Transfer Unit.
    18. Finned Tube Heat Exchanger
    19. Fluidized Bed Heat Transfer unit.

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