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Title: Rankine cycle condenser pressure control using an energy conversion device bypass valve

The disclosure provides a waste heat recovery system and method in which pressure in a Rankine cycle (RC) system of the WHR system is regulated by diverting working fluid from entering an inlet of an energy conversion device of the RC system. In the system, an inlet of a controllable bypass valve is fluidly coupled to a working fluid path upstream of an energy conversion device of the RC system, and an outlet of the bypass valve is fluidly coupled to the working fluid path upstream of the condenser of the RC system such that working fluid passing through the bypass valve bypasses the energy conversion device and increases the pressure in a condenser. A controller determines the temperature and pressure of the working fluid and controls the bypass valve to regulate pressure in the condenser.
Inventors:
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Issue Date:
OSTI Identifier:
1129089
Assignee:
Cummins Intellectual Properties, Inc. (Minneapolis, MN) NETL
Patent Number(s):
8,683,801
Application Number:
13/209,398
Contract Number:
FC26-05NT42419
Resource Relation:
Patent File Date: 2011 Aug 13
Research Org:
Cummins Intellectual Properties, Inc., Minneapolis, MN (United States)
Sponsoring Org:
USDOE
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
42 ENGINEERING

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