An experimental study of boiling heat transfer with refrigerants R-410A and R-407C is presented. The present paper is focused on pressure drop and boiling heat transfer coefficient of the refrigerants inside a horizontal smooth minichannel. To evaluate the diameter size effect on pressure and heat transfer characteristics, minichannels with inner diameters of 1.5mm and 3.0 mm and with lengths of 1500 mm and 3000 mm respectively are used. The pressure drop increases with mass flux and heat flux for both inner tube diameters and for both the refrigerants. The pressure drop of R-407C is higher than that of R-410A, but the heat transfer coefficient of R-410A is higher than of R-407C at the low quality region. The heat transfer coefficient in the tube with an inner diameter of 1.5 mm is higher than that of 3.0 mm diameter tube at the low quality region. The comparison of present heat transfer coefficient with the predictions of some previous correlations shows a large deviation. Therefore, there is a necessity to develop a new correlation.
- Heat Transfer Coefficient
- Pressure Drop