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A Mass Flow Rate Correlation for Refrigerants and Refrigerant Mixtures Flowing Through Short Tubes

Published

Author(s)

William V. Payne, D L. O'Neal

Abstract

A correlation was developed for mass flowrate of R12, R134a, R502, R22, R407C, and R410A through short tubes. Sort tube lengths ranged from 9.5 mm to 25.4 mm, and sharp edged diameters ranged from 1.09 mm to 1.94 mm. The correlation covered both single-phase and two-phase entrance conditions under approximately choked flow. The correlation consisted of non-dimensional parameters that are a function of upstream conditions, down stream conditions, short tube geometry, and critical point pressure/temperature. The correlated data were drawn from previous work and work performed during this investigation. The general form of the correlation was a function for single-phase flow multiplied by a function incorporating parameters for two-phase flow. Over 1200 data points were used to produce the correlation.
Citation
Hvac&R Research
Volume
10
Issue
No. 1

Keywords

Mass flow correlation, refrigerant mixtures, restrictors, short tube, two-phase

Citation

Payne, W. and O'Neal, D. (2004), A Mass Flow Rate Correlation for Refrigerants and Refrigerant Mixtures Flowing Through Short Tubes, Hvac&R Research, [online], https://tsapps.nist.gov/publication/get_pdf.cfm?pub_id=860914 (Accessed April 14, 2024)
Created January 1, 2004, Updated February 19, 2017