The first step in selecting the proper product for your cooling system application is to determine the heat load, or the amount of heat generated by your system. This article explains how to establish heat load for any liquid cooling application.
A quick and dirty method of estimating heat load is to assume that all electrical energy entering a process is converted to heat. From the 1st Law of Thermodynamics we know that the amount of energy exiting a system can never be greater than the amount of energy entering a system. The heat load can be conservatively estimated to be equal to the amount of electricity consumed if electricity is the only form of energy entering a system.
To determine heat load more accurately, the equation Q = m x Cp x ΔT can be used where:
Q = heat load (BTU/hr)
m = mass flow rate (lb/hr)
Cp = specific heat (BTU/lb °F)
ΔT = change in temperature (°F)
Type "T" Thermocouple
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