Heat Transfer Through SS Corrugated Tubing

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I am looking to utilize flexible stainless steel corrugated tubing similar to this:

http://www.pipesystems.com/site/index.cfm?id_art=24995&vsprache=EN

as a heat exchanger immersed in a tank but have been having a tough time locating technical data on it other than the "surface area" and of course the conductivity coefficient of steel. Do any of you know any way I could find out anything about the heat exchange this type of piping? I contacted the manufacturer in the above link but have yet to receive a response. Does there exist some type of calculation or data sheet I could use?

Thank you for your help
 

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anorlunda
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I don't know how accurate you need to be. As a first guess, I would say that surface area is the dominant property. Therefore, if one meter of corrugated tubing has twice the surface area as one meter of smooth tubing, I would say that it is equivalent to two meters of smooth tubing for heat exchanger purposes.

You can find tables and calculators for smooth tubing.
 

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