CheCalc

Chemical engineering calculations to assist process, plant operation and maintenance engineers.

Tank Heating using Steam Coil

Calculate the area & length required for an internal coil carrying condensing steam for heating the tank contents.
Data
lb
°F
°F
°F
BTU/lb.°F
BTU/h.ft².°F
hr
Result

For heating a batch with an internal coil with an isothermal heating medium, following equation is applied:

 Area (A) = ((M.Cm)/(U.θ))*ln((T1-t1)/(T1-t2))


Heating Coil Details

inch
Coil Length (L) = Area/ (3.142 *OD)