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Title: Method and apparatus for operating a self-starting air heating system

Abstract

A self-starting, fuel fired, air heating system including a fuel burner fired vapor generator, a turbine, and a condenser connected in a closed circuit such that the vapor output from the vapor generator is conducted to the turbine and then to the condenser where it is condensed for return to the vapor generator. The turbine drives an air blower which passes air over the condenser for cooling the condenser and heating the air. Also, a condensate pump is driven by the turbine. The disclosure is particularly concerned with a method and apparatus which on start-up prevents the vapor generator's vapor output from being conducted to the turbine until a predetermined pressure differential has been achieved. However, after the vapor flow is once permitted, it cannot again be prevented until after the fuel burner has been shut off and restarted.

Inventors:
 [1]
  1. (Mentor, OH)
Issue Date:
OSTI Identifier:
864795
Patent Number(s):
4418538
Application Number:
06/215,563
Assignee:
TRD Inc. (Cleveland, OH) OSTI
DOE Contract Number:  
468952-5
Resource Type:
Patent
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
method; apparatus; operating; self-starting; air; heating; fuel; fired; including; burner; vapor; generator; turbine; condenser; connected; closed; circuit; output; conducted; condensed; return; drives; blower; passes; cooling; condensate; pump; driven; disclosure; particularly; concerned; start-up; prevents; predetermined; pressure; differential; achieved; flow; permitted; prevented; shut; restarted; fuel burner; vapor generator; vapor flow; predetermined pressure; pressure differential; closed circuit; air heating; turbine drives; vapor output; condenser connected; fuel fired; /60/

Citation Formats

Heinrich, Charles E. Method and apparatus for operating a self-starting air heating system. United States: N. p., 1983. Web.
Heinrich, Charles E. Method and apparatus for operating a self-starting air heating system. United States.
Heinrich, Charles E. Tue . "Method and apparatus for operating a self-starting air heating system". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/864795.
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title = {Method and apparatus for operating a self-starting air heating system},
author = {Heinrich, Charles E.},
abstractNote = {A self-starting, fuel fired, air heating system including a fuel burner fired vapor generator, a turbine, and a condenser connected in a closed circuit such that the vapor output from the vapor generator is conducted to the turbine and then to the condenser where it is condensed for return to the vapor generator. The turbine drives an air blower which passes air over the condenser for cooling the condenser and heating the air. Also, a condensate pump is driven by the turbine. The disclosure is particularly concerned with a method and apparatus which on start-up prevents the vapor generator's vapor output from being conducted to the turbine until a predetermined pressure differential has been achieved. However, after the vapor flow is once permitted, it cannot again be prevented until after the fuel burner has been shut off and restarted.},
doi = {},
journal = {},
number = ,
volume = ,
place = {United States},
year = {1983},
month = {12}
}

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