In this study, a heat transfer and pressure drop correlation are determined for helically I- and U-shaped finned tubes as well as for solid I-finned tubes at constant transverse and longitudinal spacing. In the heat transfer correlation, the influence of the number of tube rows arranged in flow direction is taken into consideration. A detailed description of the test rig and the data reduction procedure is presented. A thorough uncertainty analysis was performed to validate the results. The investigation has shown that the influence of the fin geometry on the heat transfer of the helically segmented I- and U-shaped tubes can be disregarded. The heat transfer correlation, which is valid for the helically segmented I- and U-shaped tubes in a staggered arrangement, can describe 90% of all measurement data within ±15%. All measurements are performed for constant transverse and longitudinal spacing. For the pressure drop coefficient, two new correlations, which are only valid for helically segmented U shaped finned tubes in a staggered arrangement, show an average deviation of approximately ±13% for 90% of all measurement results. All new correlations are compared with correlations from open and established literature for industrial boiler applications. The new heat transfer and pressure drop correlations show a relative deviation of ±20% in comparison with correlations in open literature. The new pressure drop correlations show the same characteristic as most correlations in the open literature.

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