In the paper “Pressure Drop During Refrigerant Condensation Inside Horizontal Smooth, Helical Microfin, and Herringbone Microfin Tubes” (Olivier, J. A., Liebenberg, L., Kedzierski, M. A., and Meyer, J. P., 2004, J. Heat Transfer, 126(5), pp. 687–696), there are some errors in equations. The errors will be summarized first. After that, a general expression for the liquid-only friction factor will be presented because the general form presented in this paper, Eq. (16), is not valid for helical microfin tubes.
The error in Eq. 4 is clearly a typographical error considering that the exponent is not in the Nomenclature and the parameter is not used elsewhere in the manuscript. In addition, the model will faithfully predict the measurements given in the original paper once all of the other corrections have been incorporated.
The line after Eq. (9) must be written as “with the two-phase multiplier being that of Souza et al. .” Reference  is Souza, A. L., Chato, J. C., Wattelet, J. P., and Christoffersen, B. R., 1993, “Pressure Drop During Two-Phase Flow of Pure Refrigerants and Refrigerant-Oil Mixtures in Horizontal Smooth Tubes,” ASME Heat Transfer With Alternate Refrigerants, HTD, 243, pp. 35–41.
The general form of Eq. (16) is not valid for helical microfin tubes because the term ent is multiplied by 1 in Eq. (16), while the term ent is multiplied by 4 in Eqs. (12) and (13).
The term in the general form for helical microfin tubes and for herringbone microfin tubes can be written in different ways, such as , , or .