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Sorry if this seems trivial but I think I may have managed to confuse myself and could do with some help.

I need to specify a tape heater power output for a small rig through which water will be heated to 200C. Having gone through the Q=m*cp*ΔT equation where:

m = 0.1658x10-3 kg/s

cp = 4186 J/kg K

ΔT = 180K

I come out with a power requirement of 1.25KW. This seems like an awful lot of power for such a tiny flow of water. Am I getting something wrong here or do I really need a 1.25KW heating element for this?

Thanks in advance for any help.

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# Heating water through a tube

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