Experimental Study of the Effect of Stack Area on Thermal Performance of Storage Type Water Heaters Burning Natural Gas
Keywords:Gas water heater, Natural gas
AbstractWater heating represents a significant use of energy in the world. One way of generating hot water for residential buildings is the use of storage type gas fired water heater. The performance of this equipment is still a research object in Pakistan. Appliances on the market e.g. gas water heaters are not much efficient due to certain losses and thus consume considerable amount of natural gas. Pakistanâ€™s total remaining gas reserves are adequate for meeting gas requirements of the country for 20 years at current rate (5289 MMCFD) of production. In this context, an experimental program is underway to evaluate the thermal performance of gas fired storage-type water heaters. These water heaters have the same design but only differ in their stack area and its division. The target is to determine which heater has high thermal performance at its optimum operating conditions.
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Saleem, D. M., & Riaz, ahsan. (2011). Experimental Study of the Effect of Stack Area on Thermal Performance of Storage Type Water Heaters Burning Natural Gas. Journal of the Pakistan Institute of Chemical Engineers, 38(1), 45–48. Retrieved from http://piche.org.pk/journal/index.php/jpiche/article/view/22
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