This work presents the experimental study of nucleated pool boiling heat transfer of R-134a and R-410A on a horizontal coated heating surface. The heating surface dimensions are 25.4 mm outer diameter and 116 mm effective length. The coated surfaces were fabricated by flame spraying technique. The copper powder was used as a coating material applied to the outer surface of copper tube. The experiments were performed for heat flux range of 5–50 kWm−2 at saturation temperature of 10°C. The heat transfer coefficients of both refrigerants demonstrated the same trends with applied heat flux increase and their magnitudes increases with increasing the value of applied heat flux. The present study also includes the effects of heat flux and coating parameter on boiling characteristics. The boiling heat transfer coefficient is enhanced by 1.9 times that of plain surface. An empirical correlation was also developed to predict the heat transfer coefficient with a mean error of 13%.
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