In many engineering processes, several basic operations are combined. For example, in a tank a chemical reaction takes place during which heat is to be supplied or removed. Such tanks are equipped with jacket or a coiled tube. Depending on the process, the medium in the jacket or in the coiled tubing is used for heating or cooling of the tank content. For a better mixing of the tank content and an even temperature distribution stirring maschines are used. The product temperature at an even temperature distribution is precisely adjustable. Considered here, the stirred tank with double jacket and coil is a model for such tanks.
The WL 110.04 is part of a series of units enabling experiments to be performed on different heat exchanger types. The experimental unit is ideally suited for investigating the functioning and behaviour of a stirred tank with double jacket and coil in operation.
The WL 110.04 is connected to the supply unit WL 110 using quick-release couplings. The jacketed stirred tank is fitted with a coiled tube. In heating mode with jacket the hot water flows through the jacket and transfers a part of the thermal energy to the cold water in the tank. In heating mode with coiled tube the hot water flows through the coil and heats the cold water in the tank. A stirring machine can be used in all modes. Valves on the supply unit are used to adjust the flow rate of hot water.
The temperature sensors for measuring the inlet and outlet temperature are located at the supply connections on the WL 110. An additional temperature sensor measures the temperature in the stirred tank.
During experiments, time curves are plotted and displayed graphically. Aditionally, the measured values can be recorded and processed using data acquisition software.