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Title: Matrix heat exchanger including a liquid, thermal couplant

Abstract

A tube-to-tube heat exchanger is disclosed with a thermally conductive matrix between and around the tubes to define annuli between the tubes and matrix. The annuli are filled to a level with a molten metal or alloy to provide a conductive heat transfer path from one tube through the matrix to the second tube. A matrix heat exchanger of this type is particularly useful for heat transfer between fluids which would react should one leak into the second.

Inventors:
 [1];  [1]
  1. Chattanooga, TN
Issue Date:
OSTI Identifier:
862733
Patent Number(s):
3999602
Assignee:
United States of America as represented by United States Energy (Washington, DC)
Patent Classifications (CPCs):
F - MECHANICAL ENGINEERING F28 - HEAT EXCHANGE IN GENERAL F28F - DETAILS OF HEAT-EXCHANGE AND HEAT-TRANSFER APPARATUS, OF GENERAL APPLICATION
F - MECHANICAL ENGINEERING F22 - STEAM GENERATION F22B - METHODS OF STEAM GENERATION
DOE Contract Number:  
E(11-1)-2426
Resource Type:
Patent
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
matrix; heat; exchanger; including; liquid; thermal; couplant; tube-to-tube; disclosed; thermally; conductive; tubes; define; annuli; filled; level; molten; metal; alloy; provide; transfer; path; tube; type; particularly; useful; fluids; react; leak; tube heat; molten metal; heat exchange; heat exchanger; heat transfer; particularly useful; thermally conductive; conductive heat; conductive matrix; /165/

Citation Formats

Fewell, Thomas E, and Ward, Charles T. Matrix heat exchanger including a liquid, thermal couplant. United States: N. p., 1976. Web.
Fewell, Thomas E, & Ward, Charles T. Matrix heat exchanger including a liquid, thermal couplant. United States.
Fewell, Thomas E, and Ward, Charles T. Thu . "Matrix heat exchanger including a liquid, thermal couplant". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/862733.
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title = {Matrix heat exchanger including a liquid, thermal couplant},
author = {Fewell, Thomas E and Ward, Charles T},
abstractNote = {A tube-to-tube heat exchanger is disclosed with a thermally conductive matrix between and around the tubes to define annuli between the tubes and matrix. The annuli are filled to a level with a molten metal or alloy to provide a conductive heat transfer path from one tube through the matrix to the second tube. A matrix heat exchanger of this type is particularly useful for heat transfer between fluids which would react should one leak into the second.},
doi = {},
journal = {},
number = ,
volume = ,
place = {United States},
year = {1976},
month = {1}
}

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