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Title: Heat rejection system

Abstract

A cooling system for rejecting waste heat consists of a cooling tower incorporating a plurality of coolant tubes provided with cooling fins and each having a plurality of cooling channels therein, means for directing a heat exchange fluid from the power plant through less than the total number of cooling channels to cool the heat exchange fluid under normal ambient temperature conditions, means for directing water through the remaining cooling channels whenever the ambient temperature rises above the temperature at which dry cooling of the heat exchange fluid is sufficient and means for cooling the water.

Inventors:
 [1];  [1];  [2];  [1]
  1. Richland, WA
  2. (Richland, WA)
Issue Date:
Research Org.:
Battelle Memorial Institute, Columbus, OH (United States)
OSTI Identifier:
863490
Patent Number(s):
4184536
Assignee:
United States of America as represented by United States (Washington, DC)
Patent Classifications (CPCs):
F - MECHANICAL ENGINEERING F28 - HEAT EXCHANGE IN GENERAL F28B - STEAM OR VAPOUR CONDENSERS
F - MECHANICAL ENGINEERING F28 - HEAT EXCHANGE IN GENERAL F28D - HEAT-EXCHANGE APPARATUS, NOT PROVIDED FOR IN ANOTHER SUBCLASS, IN WHICH THE HEAT-EXCHANGE MEDIA DO NOT COME INTO DIRECT CONTACT
DOE Contract Number:  
AC06-76RL01830
Resource Type:
Patent
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
heat; rejection; cooling; rejecting; waste; consists; tower; incorporating; plurality; coolant; tubes; provided; fins; channels; therein; means; directing; exchange; fluid; power; plant; total; cool; normal; ambient; temperature; conditions; water; remaining; whenever; rises; dry; sufficient; heat rejection; cooling fins; coolant tubes; channels therein; waste heat; temperature conditions; heat exchange; ambient temperature; power plant; exchange fluid; cooling channels; coolant tube; cooling tower; dry cooling; temperature rise; tubes provide; /165/261/

Citation Formats

Smith, Gregory C, Tokarz, Richard D, Parry, Jr., Harvey L., and Braun, Daniel J. Heat rejection system. United States: N. p., 1980. Web.
Smith, Gregory C, Tokarz, Richard D, Parry, Jr., Harvey L., & Braun, Daniel J. Heat rejection system. United States.
Smith, Gregory C, Tokarz, Richard D, Parry, Jr., Harvey L., and Braun, Daniel J. Tue . "Heat rejection system". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/863490.
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title = {Heat rejection system},
author = {Smith, Gregory C and Tokarz, Richard D and Parry, Jr., Harvey L. and Braun, Daniel J},
abstractNote = {A cooling system for rejecting waste heat consists of a cooling tower incorporating a plurality of coolant tubes provided with cooling fins and each having a plurality of cooling channels therein, means for directing a heat exchange fluid from the power plant through less than the total number of cooling channels to cool the heat exchange fluid under normal ambient temperature conditions, means for directing water through the remaining cooling channels whenever the ambient temperature rises above the temperature at which dry cooling of the heat exchange fluid is sufficient and means for cooling the water.},
doi = {},
journal = {},
number = ,
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place = {United States},
year = {1980},
month = {1}
}

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