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Department of Mechanical Engineering

Indian Institute of Technology Guwahati

Thermal Science Laboratory

Laboratory Incharge:
Prof. D. N. Basu
Email: dnbasu[at]iitg.ernet.in
Phone: +91 361 2583431
Scientific Officer:
Mr. Rituraj Saikia
Email: rsaikia@iitg.ernet.in
Technical Staff:
Mr. Nip Borah
Email: nip@iitg.ernet.in

Experiments performed:

This is mainly for under-graduate students. The lab is equipped with setups that study both basic as well as applied heat transfer phenomena.

The lab has basic heat transfer setup such a sheat conduction, free-forced convection set-up and radiation set-up. Tubular heat exchanger, cooling tower, refrigeration and boiling heat-transfer are some set-up, which are based on application of heat transfer


Following are the machines/equipments in this lab:

  1. Test Unit For Free & Forced Convection (WL350). [Make:Gunt]
  2. Demo Cooling Tower (WL320). [Make: Gunt]
  3. Refrigeration Training System With PC Data Acquisition (ET400). [Make: Gunt]
  4. Set up for Thermal conductivity of liquid and gases (H470). [Make – P.A. Hilton Ltd.]
  5. Heat Conduction study unit (WL370). [Make - Gunt]
  6. Barometer
  7. Exhaust Gas analyzer
  8. Corriolis mass flow meter [Make: Micromotions Inc. USA. Model : CMF010P323NQBZEZZZ]
  9. Julabo heating circulator [Model: SE-12 Make - Julabo labortechnik Gmbh]
  10. Vacuum Pumping System [Make – Vacuum techniques pvt ltd.]
  11. Data Acquisition system Product code Agilent 34970A. [Make: Agilent technologies, Malaysia]
  12. 10 channel universal input data acquisition system [Model :MW 100]
  13. Thermal conductivity of metal bar. [Make –M/S Technical Teaching (D) Equipments]
  14. Thermal conductivity of insulating powder. [Make –M/S Technical Teaching (D) Equipments]
  15. Thermal conductivity of liquid. [Make –M/S Technical Teaching (D) Equipments]
  16. Vapour compression refrigeration unit. [Make –M/S Technical Teaching (D) Equipments]
  17. Vapour absorption test rig. [Make –M/S Technical Teaching (D) Equipments]
  18. Effective thermal conductivity of packed beds. [Make –M/S Technical Teaching (D) Equipments.]
  19. Tubular Heat Exchanger (WL302). [Make - Gunt]
  20. Boiling Heat Transfer Unit (WL220). [Make – Gunt.]



Test Unit For Free & Forced Convection (WL350)

Description: To determine the effectiveness and heat transfer coefficient in free and forced convection for a flat heated surface, flat heated surface with cylindrical fins and a flat heated surface with rectangular fins.

Make: Gunt.




Demo Cooling Tower (WL320)

Description: To find cooling Co –efficient of the set-up.

Make: Gunt.




Refrigeration Training System With P.C Data Acquisition (ET400)

Description: To determine the Co-efficient of performance ( C.O.P ) of the system.

Make: Gunt.




Refrigeration Training System With P.C Data Acquisition (ET400)

Description: Set up for Thermal conductivity of liquid and gases (H470).

Make: P. A. Hilton Ltd.




Heat Conduction study unit (WL370)

Description: To determine the linear and the radial temperature distribution in a plane wall and a composite wall. Also to find the thermal conductivity of the material for which the temperature distribution is measured.

Make: Gunt.




Barometer

Description: Atmospheric pressure measurement.

Make:




Exhaust Gas Analyzer

Description: To analyze Exhaust gas during experiments as required.

Make:




Corriolis Mass Flow Meter

Description: Measuring mass flow rate.

Make: Micromotions Inc. USA.




Julabo Heating Circulator

Description: To obtain constant temperature during thermocouple calibration and other experiments as required.

Make: Julabo labortechnik Gmbh.




Vacuum Pumping System

Description: To create vacuum.

Make: Vacuum Techniques Pvt. Ltd.




Data Acquisition System

Description: For data acquisition purpose.

Make: Agilent Technologies, Malaysia.




Thermal Conductivity of Metal Bar

Description: To determine the thermal conductivity of brass (metal bar).

Make: M/S Technical Teaching (D) Equipments.




Thermal Conductivity of Insulating Powder

Description: To determine the thermal conductivity of an insulating powder at various heat inputs.

Make: M/S Technical Teaching (D) Equipments.




Thermal Conductivity of Liquid

Description: To find the thermal conductivity of liquid.

Make: M/S Technical Teaching (D) Equipments.




Vapour Compression Refrigeration Unit

Description: Study of vapour compression refrigeration cycle.

Make: M/S Technical Teaching (D) Equipments.




Vapour Absorption Test Rig

Description: To determine the C.O.P.

Make: M/S Technical Teaching (D) Equipments.




Effective Thermal Conductivity of Packed Beds

Description: To determine the effective thermal conductivity of packed bed.

Make: M/S Technical Teaching (D) Equipments.




Tubular Heat Exchanger (WL302)

Description: To determine the overall heat transfer coefficient 'U' in the parallel flow and counter-flow heat exchanger and to plot the temperature profile on the cold water and hot water circuit.

Make: Gunt.




Boiling Heat Transfer Unit (WL220)

Description: To observe the various phases of boiling and determine the heat transfer coefficient during condensation and evaporation.

Make: Gunt.