## How does Fin tube Radiation work?

Fin tube radiation heaters from Modine are designed with a variety of enclosure styles to meet most any application or architectural style. Heating elements of Modine’s Fin Tube Radiation are copper tubes with aluminum fins. The aluminum fins are mechanically bonded to the copper tube to provide maximum heat transfer.

How do you measure fin tube radiation?

You can do this by dividing the I=B=R heat output ratings that include a 15% heating effect factor by 1.15, and then size the baseboard to the room’s design load.

### What is a fin tube?

Finned tubes are the main components of heat exchangers. They are a series of tubes where fins have been added on the outside to increase the contact area with the outside fluid, to exchange heat and between the fluid inside the tube and the fluid outside the tube.

Regardless of their material or production and totally irrespective of their designs, the vast majority of radiators will produce around 80% of their heat through the act of convection, leaving the remaining 20% to be emitted through radiation (not the bad kind, don’t worry).

## How much fin tube do I need?

For what its worth (I.E., nothing) my initial ballpark guess for residential 3/4″ fin tube baseboard heating is that for every 18 square feet of indoor floor space that a room in the average home has it requires 1 linear foot of hot water fin tube baseboard.

How do I calculate baseboard heat?

A very simple method for determining how much total heating wattage you need can be found by calculating the square footage of the room, then multiplying this by 10 watts to produce a baseline wattage requirement. For example, if you are heating a 12-foot x 12-foot bedroom, it will have 144 square feet.

### Why fins are used in heat exchanger?

In the study of heat transfer, fins are surfaces that extend from an object to increase the rate of heat transfer to or from the environment by increasing convection. The amount of conduction, convection, or radiation of an object determines the amount of heat it transfers.

What is fin cut?

Fin cutting – the complete removal of the internal weld bead (or fin) – is now available on sizes above 25.40mm od for ERW tube produced here at Top Tubes. For the benefit of those not technically aware, fin-cut tube is necessary where the bore cannot have any weld seam obstruction.

## What happens if you sleep next to a radiator?

Beds. Beds should also have a small gap left between them and the radiator. There’s the potential for rolling over and burning yourself in the night on a hot rad. Alternatively, sleeping too close to a radiator could you give you insomnia or give you a headache from over heating.