Evaluation of Pressure Drop of Two-Phase Flow Boiling with R290 in Horizontal Mini Channel
Keywords:Pressure drop, R290, Two-phase flow boiling, Mini channel, Correlation
Various experiments on the pressure drop of a two-phase flow boiling in a mini channel tube have been carried out. This study is aimed at characteristics of the pressure drop of a two-phase flow boiling using a refrigerant R290. The experiment uses a horizontal, stainless steel, 2-m-long mini-channel tube with a 3-mm inner diameter. The experiment has been carried out using various data with the vapor qualities ranging from 0.1 to 0.9, the mass fluxes ranging 50 kg/m2s to 180 kg/m2s, and the heat fluxes ranging from 5 kW/m2 to 20 kW/m2. Furthermore, several homogeneous and separated methods were used to predict the experimental data. Li and Hibiki’s correlation give the best overall deviation pressure drop value is the most accurate with its deviation amounting 19.47%.