Synchronous design method for hot air pipeline and its insulation

Y. R. Li, S. Y. Wu, D. L. Zeng

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Based on the principle of thermal-economics, an equation for annual total operation cost of the hot air pipeline was derived by analyzing the process of hot air transport. By this equation the effects of pipe diameter and insulation thickness on the annual total operation cost were estimated. The synchronous design method for the hot air pipeline and the calculation formulas for optimal pipe diameter and insulation thickness were presented.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)60-62
Number of pages3
JournalKang T'ieh/Iron and Steel (Peking)
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - Feb 1 2001
Externally publishedYes


  • Hot air pipeline
  • Insulation
  • Synchronous design
  • Thermal-economics

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Mechanics of Materials
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Metals and Alloys
  • Materials Chemistry


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