I have a reactor operating at 110 deg. C and atmospheric pressure. The source of heat is LP steam (@ 50 psig). Hence limpet coil has been provided to the reactor for steam supply. Requirement of steam is 260 kg/hr to the reactor as per heat balance. Inlet steam line size to the limpet coil is 40NB. The reactor is vertical equipment with flat roof and torispherical bottom. The capacity of the reactor is 6.5 m3. ID and TL to TL length of the reactor are 1.9m and 2.2m respectively. Liquid shall be filled inside the reactor upto 2.1m height from bottom TL. I have to calculate the following.
- Size of limpet coil
- Pitch of limpet coil
- Heat transfer area available in the reactor (since the complete shell is not covered with limpet coil, I am confused how to calculated heat transfer area available).