Thermal Conductivities of Heat Exchanger Materials

Typical heat exchanger materials and thermal conductivities

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Thermal  conductivities of some common heat exchanger materials are indicated below:

MaterialThermal Conductivity
(W/moC)
Admiralty (71 Cu - 28 Zn - 1 Sn) 111
Aluminum 202
Aluminum brass (76 Cu - 22 Zn - 2 Al) 100
Brass (70 Cu - 30 Zn) 99
Carbon Steel 45
Carbon-moly (0.5 Mo) 43
Chrome-moly steel (1 Cr - 0.5 Mo) 42
Chrome-moly steel (2 1/4 Cr - 0.5 Mo) 38
Chrome-moly steel (5 Cr - 0.5 Mo) 35
Chrome-moly steel (12 Cr - 1 Mo) 28
Copper 386
Cupro-nickel  (90 Cu - 10 Ni) 71
Cupro-nickel (70 Cu - 30 Ni) 29
Inconel 19
Lead 35
Monel (67 Ni - 30 Cu - 1.4 Fe) 26
Nickel 62
Red Brass (85 Cu - 15 Zn) 159
Stainless Steel, type 316 (17 Cr - 12 Ni - 2 Mo) 16
Stainless Steel, type 304 (18 Cr - 8 Ni) 16
Titanium 19

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