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unsteady state heat transfer
Measures unsteady state heat transfer to bodies of different shape and
thermal conductivity.

K ey F e at u res learning outcomes

• Includes TecQuipment’s Versatile Data Acquisition • Transient temperature changes with sudden
System (VDAS®) immersion (unsteady state)
• A bench-top module – designed for education • How shape and surface area affects heat transfer
• Includes a set of different solid shapes of different • How materials of different thermal conductivity
materials - for multiple experiments affect heat transfer
• Simple to use – needs no tools
• Water temperature controller for consistent results
• Clear digital displays of all readings – you do not
need a computer to work it or take readings

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unsteady state heat transfer

Description O per ating C o nd itio ns
A sturdy, bench mounting frame contains a hot water O perat ing enviro nment:
vessel and instrumentation. Laboratory
A controller switches the power to an electric heater to Storage temperature range:
keep a constant ‘bulk’ water temperature inside the vessel.
–25°C to +55°C (when packed for transport)
A temperature controller maintains a constant water
temperature for the test shape. Precision instruments O perat ing t emperat u re ra nge:
measure the temperatures at key points, shown on clear +5°C to +40°C
multiline displays.
O perat ing relat ive hu midit y ra nge:
The test shapes are of different dimensions and material
80% at temperatures < 31°C decreasing linearly to 50% at
to give different heat transfer areas and thermal
conductivities. This gives multiple experiments in heat
Sound Levels
The student immerses the test shape and measures the
Less than 70 dB(A)
transient temperature changes caused by the sudden
immersion. They then immerse the other test shapes and
compare the results to find how their different surface
Essential Services
area, shape and thermal properties affect the heat B ench space needed:
transfer. 1000 mm x 600 mm
The vessel has a large volume of water compared to the Electrical supply:
test shapes, so their immersion has a negligible affect on Single-phase 220 VAC 50 Hz or two-phase 220 VAC 60 Hz
the bulk temperature. at 13 A
Students can do tests with or without a computer Water supply (to fill the vessel):
connected. However, for quicker tests with easier recording
of results, TecQuipment supply their Versatile Data Clean, low mineral content water
Acquisition System (VDAS®) with this product. This gives
accurate real-time data capture, monitoring and display, VDAS ® so ftwar e
calculation and charting of all the important readings on a PC running Windows 7 or newer, required for optional
computer (computer not included). VDAS software

TecQuipment is committed to a programme of continuous
improvement; hence we reserve the right to alter the
design and product specification without prior notice.
Net t dimensio ns a nd weight:
755 mm wide x 480 mm front to back x 640 mm high and
40 kg
Test shapes A pproximat e packed dimensio ns a nd weight:
0.4 m3 and 55 kg
Test shapes:
Standard Features • 2 x solid spheres (1 brass, 1 stainless steel)
• Supplied with comprehensive user guide • 3 x solid cylinders (2 brass, 1 stainless steel)
• Five-year warranty • 2 x solid rectangular slabs (1 brass, 1 stainless steel)
• Made in accordance with the latest European Union
• An ISO 9001 certified company

TecQuipment Ltd, Bonsall Street, long eaton, Nottingham NG10 2AN, UK

tecqu ipment. c o m +4 4 115 972 2611

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