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## Main Question or Discussion Point

Having difficulty remembering how to model a simple heat transfer equation for a liquid tank/piping system and wondering if anyone can provide some quick help.

I have a 1000L tank of water that is heated by a 1kW heater (target temp of 43°C). The piping system (outside of the tank), holds 100L of water at any given time and circulates the fluid from and back into the tank at 30 liters/minute. The temperature of the liquid on return is 36°C (so a delta T of about 7°C attributed to heat loss of the piping).

So basically, I have 900 kg reservoir of water at 43°C that is being heated by a 1kW heater, while also being subject to cooling by a return line of the fluid at a mass flow rate of 30 kg/min at a temperature of 36°C. Assuming the Qout of the tank is zero as the tank is insulated and sealed.

Looking for help to get a heat transfer model on this system. Looking to calculate the time it will take to heat and run the tank reservoir at a temperature of 53° C (so, 10°C above the current temp)

Thanks for all and any help!

Ethan

I have a 1000L tank of water that is heated by a 1kW heater (target temp of 43°C). The piping system (outside of the tank), holds 100L of water at any given time and circulates the fluid from and back into the tank at 30 liters/minute. The temperature of the liquid on return is 36°C (so a delta T of about 7°C attributed to heat loss of the piping).

So basically, I have 900 kg reservoir of water at 43°C that is being heated by a 1kW heater, while also being subject to cooling by a return line of the fluid at a mass flow rate of 30 kg/min at a temperature of 36°C. Assuming the Qout of the tank is zero as the tank is insulated and sealed.

Looking for help to get a heat transfer model on this system. Looking to calculate the time it will take to heat and run the tank reservoir at a temperature of 53° C (so, 10°C above the current temp)

Thanks for all and any help!

Ethan