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The transfer of heat is important because there are certain processes that can only operate at high temperatures

February 5, 2019 0 Comment

The transfer of heat is important because there are certain processes that can only operate at high temperatures. The heat flow is important to attain a uniform temperature in a designated area such as a furnace chamber. During a chemical reaction, the temperature of the reactants and the products must be raised to the required values. However, there is always loss of heat to the surroundings and as a result, the chemical process will not fully occur. It is the job of the engineer to minimize the heat loss. The basics of heat transfer must be understood in order to efficiently calculate the heat flow and design the optimal flow path in the process. Heat transfer can occur via three ways, conduction, convection, and radiation.