# how to calculate heat transfer rate through a heat pipe ?

Objective: maintain a temperature of water feed into an equipment to be ( 0C-20C). he surrounding temp is about -15 C in Winter and 40 C in summer. I would consider the soil as a heat sync. Any equation to calculate the amount of heat the heat pipe can transfer or  be dissipated  ? Thanks !!

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sultan86 (author) 4 years ago
Thanks for this brief. I am not intending to design a heat pipe. Yet I want to know what is the heat pipe that fit my requirement in terms of heat transfer. Specially, I would like to obtain an idea about standard heat pipes available and their heat transfer ability; so I know which one is suitable in my case.
4 years ago
You need to put a handle on the amount of heat you need to handle.
sultan86 (author)  steveastrouk4 years ago
Thanks, Would you give me examples of heat pipe and corresponding amount of materials it can handle ?
4 years ago
sultan86 (author)  steveastrouk4 years ago
I need to transfer 30 Watt and move up to 62 Watt of heat .What are available heat pipes ?
4 years ago
The other problem is that your process end is swining around the heat sink - +40 in summer, -15 in winter. Its pumping both ways.

Take a close look at this paper.

http://www.enertron-inc.com/enertron-resources/PDF/How-to-select-a-heat-pipe.pdf
mpilchfamily4 years ago