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Title: Bypass valve and coolant flow controls for optimum temperatures in waste heat recovery systems

Abstract

Implementing an optimized waste heat recovery system includes calculating a temperature and a rate of change in temperature of a heat exchanger of a waste heat recovery system, and predicting a temperature and a rate of change in temperature of a material flowing through a channel of the waste heat recovery system. Upon determining the rate of change in the temperature of the material is predicted to be higher than the rate of change in the temperature of the heat exchanger, the optimized waste heat recovery system calculates a valve position and timing for the channel that is configurable for achieving a rate of material flow that is determined to produce and maintain a defined threshold temperature of the heat exchanger, and actuates the valve according to the calculated valve position and calculated timing.

Inventors:
Publication Date:
Research Org.:
GM Global Technology Operations LLC (Detroit, MI)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE
OSTI Identifier:
1096776
Patent Number(s):
8,554,407
Application Number:
13/247,502
Assignee:
GM Global Technology Operations LLC (Detroit, MI) NETL
DOE Contract Number:
FC26-04NT42278
Resource Type:
Patent
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
42 ENGINEERING

Citation Formats

Meisner, Gregory P. Bypass valve and coolant flow controls for optimum temperatures in waste heat recovery systems. United States: N. p., 2013. Web.
Meisner, Gregory P. Bypass valve and coolant flow controls for optimum temperatures in waste heat recovery systems. United States.
Meisner, Gregory P. Tue . "Bypass valve and coolant flow controls for optimum temperatures in waste heat recovery systems". United States. doi:. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1096776.
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author = {Meisner, Gregory P},
abstractNote = {Implementing an optimized waste heat recovery system includes calculating a temperature and a rate of change in temperature of a heat exchanger of a waste heat recovery system, and predicting a temperature and a rate of change in temperature of a material flowing through a channel of the waste heat recovery system. Upon determining the rate of change in the temperature of the material is predicted to be higher than the rate of change in the temperature of the heat exchanger, the optimized waste heat recovery system calculates a valve position and timing for the channel that is configurable for achieving a rate of material flow that is determined to produce and maintain a defined threshold temperature of the heat exchanger, and actuates the valve according to the calculated valve position and calculated timing.},
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place = {United States},
year = {Tue Oct 08 00:00:00 EDT 2013},
month = {Tue Oct 08 00:00:00 EDT 2013}
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