Dismiss Notice
Join Physics Forums Today!
The friendliest, high quality science and math community on the planet! Everyone who loves science is here!

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!
  2. jcsd
  3. Jul 16, 2015 #2


    User Avatar
    Science Advisor

    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.?
Share this great discussion with others via Reddit, Google+, Twitter, or Facebook