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Title: Plate-fin panel heat exchanger and panel components thereof

A plate-fin panel for a heat exchanger may be either formed as an aluminum extrusion or fabricated from a corrugated metal sheet sandwiched between two flat metal sheets. The extruded aluminum version may be clad with protective sheet metal jackets made of, or coated with, a corrosion resistant Cu-Ni alloy. Individual panel sections can be joined together by tongue and groove engagement to obtain a total desired panel width if available extrusion press or rolling mill capacity is insufficient. The plate-fin panels are assembled into slotted headering plates, and a layer of synthetic plastics potting compound seals dissimilar metal joints against electrolytic corrosion as well as leakage and provides sufficient adhesive strength to reduce or eliminate the need for welding the panels to the headers. Mechanical brush or hydraulic jet apparatus is capable of continuously or intermittently cleaning slime or encrustations from all panel surfaces exposed to seawater.
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Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
5658844
Report Number(s):
US 4497363
Resource Type:
Patent
Resource Relation:
Patent File Date: Filed date 28 Apr 1982; Other Information: PAT-APPL-372539
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
14 SOLAR ENERGY; HEAT EXCHANGERS; PLATES; OCEAN THERMAL POWER PLANTS; ALUMINIUM; COPPER ALLOYS; CORROSION PROTECTION; CORROSION RESISTANCE; CORROSION RESISTANT ALLOYS; FINS; NICKEL ALLOYS; ALLOYS; ELEMENTS; METALS; POWER PLANTS; SOLAR POWER PLANTS; THERMAL POWER PLANTS 140800* -- Solar Energy-- Ocean Energy Systems