Shell & Tube type condensers are widely used in various industries. The present set-up offers a comparative study of Vertical & Horizontal condenser, which can be operated one at a time. Condenser consists of Stainless steel shell, with stainless steel tubes. Cold fluid flows through inside the tubes and steam flows through the shell. Valves are provided to control the flow rates of cold fluids.
Flow rate of cold water is measured using a Rotameter. Shell is fitted with steam traps from where condensate is collected in measuring cylinder.
Temperature of inlet and outlet of both hot & cold fluids are measured by temperature sensors.
To determine the overall Heat Transfer Co-efficient and film co-efficient for vertical and horizontal condenser