A test facility is described that has been constructed to investigate local heat transfer and pressure drop for evaporating or condensing refrigerants. The empirical method of B. Pierre [1] for correlating the average heat-transfer coefficients of refrigerants evaporating in horizontal tubes is presented in conjunction with the data of several authors [3–6]. Data on local heat-transfer coefficients and pressure drop are presented for Refrigerant-22 evaporating in two 4-ft-long, 0.343-in-ID straight horizontal tubes, and are correlated by a refinement of the curve proposed in [1]. The procedure of Martinelli-Nelson [9] correlated the data for local pressure drop within 15 per cent.

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