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WL 110 Heat Exchanger Service Unit Show data sheet (pdf file) Print page
Technical Description

  Heat exchangers transfer thermal energy from the flow of one medium to another. The two flows do not come into direct contact with one another. Efficient heat transfer is a prerequisite for economical processes.  Therefore, different heat exchanger types are used in practice depending on the requirements.
  This experimental unit can be used to investigate and compare different heat exchanger designs. The complete experimental setup consists of two main elements: WL 110 as service and control unit and choice of heat exchanger: Tubular heat exchanger (WL 110.01), plate heat exchanger (WL 110.02), shell and tube heat exchanger (WL 110.03) and jacketed vessel with stirrer and coil (WL 110.04). Water is used as the medium.
  The heat exchanger to be investigated is connected to the service unit. The hot water flows through the heat exchanger. Part of the thermal energy of the hot water is transferred to the cold water. Reversing the water connections changes the direction of flow and thus allows parallel flow or counterflow operation.
  The main function of the WL 110 is to provide the required cold and hot water circuits. To do this, the service unit is equipped with a heated tank and pump for the hot water circuit, connections for the cold water circuit and a switch cabinet with displays and controls. A temperature controller controls the hot water temperature. The flow in the hot water and cold water circuit is adjusted using valves. The cold water circuit can be fed from the laboratory mains or the WL 110.20. The measured values can be read on digital displays. At the same time, the measured values can also be transmitted directly to a PC via USB. The data acquisition

software is included.

  In experiments, the typical characteristic value determined are the mean heat transfer coefficients.
  The well-structured instructional material sets out the fundamentals and provides a step-by-step guide through the experiments. 
 

Learning Objectives / Experiments
In conjunction with a heat exchanger (WL 110.01 to WL 110.04)
- plotting temperature curves
- determining the mean heat transfer coefficient
- comparing different heat exchanger types
Features

* Heat exchanger service unit (WL 110.01-WL 110.04)1
* Heat  exchanger operation in parallel flow or

  counterflow possible

Available accessories
WL 110.01 -- Tubular Heat Exchanger
WL 110.02 -- Plate Heat Exchanger
WL 110.03 -- Shell & Tube Heat Exchanger
WL 110.04 -- Jacketed Vessel with Stirrer & Coil
WL 110.20 -- Water Chiller for WL 110
Alternative products
WL 302 -- Trainer Tubular Heat Exchanger
WL 308 -- Heat Transfer in a Tubular Heat Exchanger
WL 315C -- Heat Exchanger Trainer
Overview
WL 110 Modular Heat Exchanger Training Equipment
Specification

[1] service unit for heat exchangers
[2] hot water circuit with tank, heater, temperature controller, pump and protection against lack of water
[3] cold water circuit from laboratory mains or water chiller WL 110.20
[4] temperature controller controls the temperature of hot water
[5] flow adjustable using valves
[6] digital displays for 6 temperature and 2 flow rate sensors
[7] water connections with quick-release couplings
[8] stirrer connection with speed adjustment (WL 110.04)

[9] GUNT software for data acquisition via USB under Windows Vista or Windows 7
  

Technical Data

Pump
- power consumption: 120W
- max. flow rate: 600L/h
- max. head: 30m

Heater
- power output: 3kW
- thermostat: 0...70C

Hot water tank: approx. 10L
 
Measuring ranges
- temperature: 6 x 0...100C

- flow rate: 2 x 20...250L/h
 

Dimensions and Weight

LxWxH: 1.000x700x600mm

Weight: approx. 52kg

Required for Operation

230V, 50/60Hz, 1 phase or 230V, 60Hz/CSA, 3 phase

Cooling water 500L/h

Scope of Delivery

1 experimental unit

1 GUNT software CD + USB cable
1 set of instructional material

Order Details
060.11000  WL 110  Heat Exchanger Service Unit
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