Heat Transfer Principles

Learning objectives

  • Define heat transfer
  • State the parameter that causes heat transfer
  • Explain the three forms of heat transfer
  • List problems that can hinder proper heat transfer in equipment designed to transfer heat
  • Given operating parameters in heat transfer equipment, calculate the rate of heat transfer

Course overview

When you complete this lesson, you will be able to explain the relationship between energy, temperature, and the phases of water. You will also be able to describe the concept and importance of latent heat, the heat associated with phase changes of water without a temperature change. Given the weights of both steam and liquid water in a vessel, you will be able to calculate quality and moisture content. You will be able to explain the relationship of a subcooled liquid, saturated liquid, saturated steam, latent heat of vaporization, and superheated steam on a provided temperature/enthalpy diagram.

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