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Steam Generation Rate of a Heat Exchanger

  1. Jul 16, 2015 #1
    Let's say I have a shell and tube heat exchanger that is producing steam. I have a known volume of water entering the shell of the heat exchanger. Would the rate of steam generation be something like...

    rate of steam generation = (volume of water)*(density of steam)/(time it takes to deplete the water)

    Thanks in advance!
     
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  3. Jul 16, 2015 #2

    billy_joule

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    The rate of steam generation depends on the power input from the tube side.

    Can you provide more information?
    Is this a steady state process? ie input = output? this phrase; "time it takes to deplete the water" implies it's not, can you analyse the process at s.s.?
     
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