Data for: Characteristics of evaporation of propane (R290) in compact smooth and microfinned tubes
Evaporation of flowing propane and the effect of enhanced geometry on heat transfer coefficient and pressure drop is experimentally investigated. One smooth tube and two microfinned tubes with an outer diameter of 5 mm were tested. Heat transfer coefficient and pressure drop were determined for saturation temperatures of 0, 5 and 10C for smooth tube, and the effect of using tubes with enhanced geometries was evaluated at heat fluxes ranging between 15 and 33 kW/m^2 and mass fluxes between 250 to 500 kg/m^2/s. Uncertainty values for each data point are also presented.