In an online form, enter a temperature and flow-rates, select a heat transfer fluid or plain water, and the Paracalc software will generate a spreadsheet reporting pressure drop, heat transfer coefficient, and Reynolds number across a range of flow rates and fluid velocities for heat transfer fluids from Paratherm Corp., West Conshohocken, Pa. Hit the back button, select a different fluid, and instantly see how that fluid will perform under the same conditions.
On the web at www.paratherm.com/paracalc.asp, the tool is designed for engineers and designers, and thermal-fluid system users.
Downloading or installation is not necessary to use Paracalc Online 2.0. The software will provide data on Paratherm fluids as well as water. The program has two modules. Module 1 provides physical property data vs. temperature and includes density, specific gravity, specific heat, thermal conductivity, viscosity and vapor pressure. Module 2 generates a custom table reporting pressure drops, flow velocity, heat transfer coefficient and Reynolds number across a customized range of flow rates and pipe diameters. Both modules work with a comprehensive choice of units within the standards of both SI and English systems, including temperatures in Fahrenheit as well as Celsius.