Experimental methods of estimating heat transfer in circulating fluidized bed boilers
Journal article, 1992

Four different experimental methods have been used for the estimation of the bed-to-membrane wall heat transfer in a 12 MW,, circulating fluidized bed boiler. The methods are compared for a case of normal operating conditions and the measured heat transfer coefficients are presented. In the central part of the combustion chamber where most of the cooling surface is located, the cross-sectional average suspension density normally varies in the range of 10-20 kg m -’ and the heat transfer coefficient is around 130 W m ’ K-’ with a scatter of + 15% due to the different methods. The methods are critically analyzed and the heat transfer data are compared with relevant literature data.

Heal transfer


Fluidized beds



Bengt-Åke Andersson

Department of Energy Conversion

Bo G Leckner

Department of Energy Conversion

International Journal of Heat and Mass Transfer

0017-9310 (ISSN)

Vol. 35 12 3353-3362

Subject Categories

Energy Engineering

Areas of Advance



Chalmers Power Central

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