My recent study was to calculate heat loss in tank heater in order to determine condensate load. It was a pretty simple method. In this post, I provide you the example of my calculation and I hope you find it useful. The problem statement was:
- Heat marine fuel oil from 50 to 60 degree C in 5 hours
- Continue to maintain 60 degree C in an insulated tank with a wind velocity 10.08 km/h and an ambient temperature of 27.4 degree C
- Tank is 6.8 m diameter and 6.04 m of height
- Steam is available at 8 barg
You can find the source of my calculation from this link.