Experimental investigation of panel radiator heat output enhancement for efficient thermal use under actual operating conditions
1 Gazi University, Mechanical Engineering Department, 06570 Ankara, Turkey
2 DemirDokum A.S., R&D Department, 11300 Bozuyuk, Turkey
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Published online: 6 May 2015
In this study the heat output of a panel-convector-convector-panel radiator (PCCP) under controlled laboratory conditions under Turkish household and especially Ankara conditions was investigated experimentally. In this sense, investigations were performed for different heating water mass flow rates, water inlet temperatures and radiator inlet and outlet connection positions, which are most commonly used in Turkey. An experimental setup was built for this purpose in a test room where temperature was controlled and held constant during the experiments. Inlet and outlet water temperatures and mass flow rates were measured and heat output of the radiator was calculated. Infrared thermal camera visualizations of the steel panel radiator front surface were also performed.
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