The peak nucleate boiling heat flux has been observed for five fluids during saturated pool boiling on horizontal wire heaters, ranging in radius from 0.0025 in. to 0.0254 in., over a reduced pressure range from 0.0010 to 0.0197. A scheme for correlating the peak and minimum heat fluxes is developed heuristically and successfully applied to these data. The result is a single three-dimensional surface which represents all of the data. The surface can be represented as the product of a function of geometric scale, and a function of pressure. The function of pressure appears to be the same in any configuration.

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