The bed-to-wall heat transfer coefficients were measured in a circulating fluidized bed of FCC particles (<(d)over bar (p)> = 65 mu m). The effects of gas velocity (1.0-4.0 m/s), solid circulation rate (10-50 kg/m(2)s) and particle suspension density (15-100 kg/m(3)) on the bed-to-wall heat transfer coefficient have been determined in a circulating fluidized bed (0.1 m-ID x 5.3 m-high). The heat transfer coefficient strongly depends on particle suspension density, solid circulation rate, and gas velocity. The axial variation of heat transfer coefficients is a strong function of the axial solid holdup profile in the riser. The obtained heat transfer coefficient in terms of Nusselt number has been correlated with the pertinent dimensionless groups.