Thermocouple influence on Heat Transfer Coefficient measurement

DOI: 10.18462/iir.compr.2024.0614

Session: Reciprocating compressors I

Accept state: Abstract accepted

Name Organization  
Patrik Rapta, Ing. Brno University of Technology
Jiří Hejčík, Ing. PhD. Brno University of Technology


Measuring surface temperature change is one of the techniques used for the instantaneous heat transfer measurement. The paper describes the influence of the surface temperature measurement thermocouple instalation on the heat transfer to the reciprocating compressor cylinder wall. Different thermocouple installation aspects are described and evaluated based on simulations and validated with available experimental data.


reciprocating compressor, heat transfer, thermocouple