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

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)2013-06-19

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.

steveastrouk (author)2013-06-19

You need to put a handle on the amount of heat you need to handle.

sultan86 (author)2013-06-19

Thanks, Would you give me examples of heat pipe and corresponding amount of materials it can handle ?

steveastrouk (author)2013-06-19

sultan86 (author)2013-06-28

I need to transfer 30 Watt and move up to 62 Watt of heat .What are available heat pipes ?

steveastrouk (author)2013-06-28

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

mpilchfamily (author)2013-06-18