Heat losses in power boilers caused by thermal bridges
1 Heat not Lost Sp. z o.o. ul. Górnych Wałów 7, 44-100 Gliwice, Poland
2 Cracow University of Technology, Institute of Thermal Power Engineering, al. Jana Pawła II 37, 31-864 Kraków, Poland
3 Opole University of Technology, Department of Innovative Technological Processes, ul. Ozimska 75, 45-370 Opole, Poland
In this article the analysis of heat losses caused by thermal bridges that occur in the steam boiler OP-140 is presented. Identification of these bridges were conducted with use of thermographic camera. Heat losses were evaluated based on methodology of VDI 4610 standard, but instead of its simplified equations, criterial equations based on Nusselt number were used. Obtained values of annual heat losses and heat flux density corresponding to the fully insulated boiler surfaces were compared to heat losses generated by thermal bridges located in the same areas. The emphasis is put on the role of industrial insulation in heat losses reduction.
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