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Is superheat sensible heat or latent heat

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Is superheat sensible heat or latent heat?
Submitted: 8 years ago.
Category: HVAC
Expert:  Mark Henley replied 8 years ago.

Hi Rob,



Superheat is sensible heat. Superheat is the heat added to a gas after it has boiled. It is a temperature that you can measure with a temperature probe. So it is considered sensible heat, that is where the term sensible comes form , it is heat that can be sensed.



Latent or hidden heat is heat that you can not measure with a temperature probe. The latent heat is the heat that changes the liquid to a vapor, you can not measure that heat with a temperature probe so it is not sensible. Hope this helps,



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