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Title: Self supporting heat transfer element

Abstract

The present invention provides an improved internal heat exchange element arranged so as to traverse the inside diameter of a container vessel such that it makes good mechanical contact with the interior wall of that vessel. The mechanical element is fabricated from a material having a coefficient of thermal conductivity above about 0.8 W cm.sup.-1.degree. K.sup.-1 and is designed to function as a simple spring member when that member has been cooled to reduce its diameter to just below that of a cylindrical container or vessel into which it is placed and then allowed to warm to room temperature. A particularly important application of this invention is directed to a providing a simple compartmented storage container for accommodating a hydrogen absorbing alloy.

Inventors:
 [1];  [1]
  1. (Livermore, CA)
Issue Date:
Research Org.:
SANDIA CORP
OSTI Identifier:
874866
Patent Number(s):
6478077
Assignee:
Sandia National Laboratories (Livermore, CA) SNL
DOE Contract Number:  
AC04-94AL85000
Resource Type:
Patent
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
supporting; heat; transfer; element; provides; improved; internal; exchange; arranged; traverse; inside; diameter; container; vessel; makes; mechanical; contact; interior; wall; fabricated; material; coefficient; thermal; conductivity; 08; cmsup-1degree; ksup-1; designed; function; simple; spring; cooled; reduce; below; cylindrical; placed; allowed; warm; temperature; application; directed; providing; compartmented; storage; accommodating; hydrogen; absorbing; alloy; heat transfer; heat exchange; thermal conductivity; inside diameter; mechanical contact; internal heat; exchange element; /165/62/

Citation Formats

Story, Grosvenor Cook, and Baldonado, Ray Orico. Self supporting heat transfer element. United States: N. p., 2002. Web.
Story, Grosvenor Cook, & Baldonado, Ray Orico. Self supporting heat transfer element. United States.
Story, Grosvenor Cook, and Baldonado, Ray Orico. Tue . "Self supporting heat transfer element". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/874866.
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author = {Story, Grosvenor Cook and Baldonado, Ray Orico},
abstractNote = {The present invention provides an improved internal heat exchange element arranged so as to traverse the inside diameter of a container vessel such that it makes good mechanical contact with the interior wall of that vessel. The mechanical element is fabricated from a material having a coefficient of thermal conductivity above about 0.8 W cm.sup.-1.degree. K.sup.-1 and is designed to function as a simple spring member when that member has been cooled to reduce its diameter to just below that of a cylindrical container or vessel into which it is placed and then allowed to warm to room temperature. A particularly important application of this invention is directed to a providing a simple compartmented storage container for accommodating a hydrogen absorbing alloy.},
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journal = {},
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place = {United States},
year = {2002},
month = {1}
}

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