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Title: Waste heat recovery system including a mechanism for collection, detection and removal of non-condensable gas

The disclosure describes a non-condensable gas collection, detection, and removal system for a WHR system that helps to maintain cycle efficiency of the WHR system across the life of an engine system associated with the WHR system. A storage volume is configured to collect non-condensable gas received from the working fluid circuit, and a release valve is configured to selectively release non-condensable gas contained within the storage volume.
Inventors:
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Issue Date:
OSTI Identifier:
1364593
Assignee:
CUMMINS, INC. DOEEE
Patent Number(s):
9,683,515
Application Number:
14/322,308
Contract Number:
EE0003403
Resource Relation:
Patent File Date: 2014 Jul 02
Research Org:
CUMMINS, INC. Columbus, IN (United States)
Sponsoring Org:
USDOE
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
42 ENGINEERING

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High efficiency purge system
patent, January 1991

Method and apparatus for reclaiming a refrigerant
patent, June 1991

Apparatus for the disposal of cooling agent of absorption-type refrigerating systems
patent, February 1992

High efficiency refrigerant recovery system
patent, May 1993

Automatic purge system for gas engine heat pump
patent, July 1995

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patent, January 1996

Refrigerant handling system and method with air purge and system clearing capabilities
patent, May 1996

Two-phase heat-transfer systems
patent, March 2005

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patent-application, April 2005

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