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BATTERY SYSTEM COOLING SYSTEMS AND METHODS

Thu, 25 Aug 2016 08:00:00 EDT

System and methods are disclosed incorporating a battery cooling system design that may provide for relatively uniform cooling of an associated battery system. In certain embodiments, a battery cooling system may include a central coolant delivery system configured to circulate liquid coolant through one or more coolant flow channels included in one or more cooling plates. One or more seals may be used to couple the central coolant delivery system to the one or more coolant delivery plates. Embodiments of the disclosed battery cooling system may allow for relatively straightforward manufacturing processes and/or assembly of the cooling system, provide sufficient mechanical strength to support a group of battery packs, reduce the occurrence of liquid coolant leaks, and/or provide for relatively uniform cooling of a group of battery packs.



Thermal Energy Storage Apparatus, Controllers And Thermal Energy Storage Control Methods

Thu, 25 Aug 2016 08:00:00 EDT

Thermal energy storage apparatus, controllers and thermal energy storage control methods are described. According to one aspect, a thermal energy storage apparatus controller includes processing circuitry configured to access first information which is indicative of surpluses and deficiencies of electrical energy upon an electrical power system at a plurality of moments in time, access second information which is indicative of temperature of a thermal energy storage medium at a plurality of moments in time, and use the first and second information to control an amount of electrical energy which is utilized by a heating element to heat the thermal energy storage medium at a plurality of moments in time.



Heat Exchanger for Cooling a Flow of Compressed Air Using a Liquid Coolant

Thu, 25 Aug 2016 08:00:00 EDT

A heat exchanger for cooling a flow of compressed air using a liquid coolant includes a stack of coolant flow plates extending in a stacking direction. An enclosure surrounds the stack of coolant flow plates to at least partially define the flow path for the compressed air, and includes a first wall generally arranged in a plane parallel to the stacking direction, a second wall joined to the first wall and generally arranged in a second plane perpendicular to the stacking direction, a coolant port provided on an external surface of the first wall, an aperture provided on an internal surface of the second walls, and a coolant flow path extending through the interior of both the first wall and the second wall between the coolant port and the aperture.



HEAT EXCHANGER AND AIR-CONDITIONING APPARATUS

Thu, 25 Aug 2016 08:00:00 EDT

A heat exchanger according to the present invention includes a heat exchanging unit, and a distributing and joining unit connected to the heat exchanging unit and including a distributing flow passage and a joining flow passage. The distributing and joining unit separately includes a first header including the distributing flow passage formed therein and excluding the joining flow passage, and a second header juxtaposed to the first header and including the joining flow passage formed therein and excluding the distributing flow passage. At least one of the first header and the second header is a stacking type header including a plurality of plate-like members including partial flow passages formed therein and stacked so that the partial flow passages are communicated with each other to form the distributing flow passage or the joining flow passage.



COOLING MODULE

Thu, 25 Aug 2016 08:00:00 EDT

A cooling module includes a first radiator configured to cool a fuel cell stack. A second radiator is positioned in a predetermined area in front of the first radiator in an air flow direction and configured to cool an electronic component. A first condenser is positioned in the other remaining area in front of the first radiator in the air flow direction and heat-exchanged with ambient air to condense a refrigerant. A second condenser is provided within the second radiator and heat-exchanged with a coolant to condense a refrigerant. The second radiator and the first condenser are positioned alongside each other in front of the first radiator. The second condenser is provided within the second radiator.



HEAT EXCHANGER WITH LOUVERED FINS

Thu, 25 Aug 2016 08:00:00 EDT

The present application provides a heat exchanger for exchanging heat between a first fluid and a second fluid. The heat exchanger may include a number of fin plates and a number of tubes extending though the fin plates with the first fluid therein. The fin plates may include a number of louvers extending between the tubes such that the second fluid flows through the louvers.



Intermittent Thermosyphon

Thu, 25 Aug 2016 08:00:00 EDT

The device and methods described herein relate to the isothermal heat transport through an intermittent liquid supply to an evaporator device, thereby enabling high evaporative heat transfer coefficients. A liquid and vapor mixture flows through miniature and micro-channels in an evaporator and addresses flow instabilities encountered in these channels as bubbles rapidly expand. Additionally, a high percentage of the fins are exposed to vapor and limit the required charge of refrigerant within the system due to effective condensate removal in the condenser.



HEAT EXCHANGER ON A FOSSIL FUEL PROCESSING ASSEMBLY

Thu, 25 Aug 2016 08:00:00 EDT

The fossil fuel processing apparatus of the present disclosure includes two pressure vessels, or two separators, above a single vessel footprint area in a vertically stacked configuration. The stacked configuration permits the processing of gas to occur in a space having less length and less width than that of two separators arranged tip-to-end or side-by-side, respectively. The first and second separators are configured to separate fuel from non-fuel in a footprint area of a single gas separator as the fuel moves from upstream to downstream through a gas processing system. Further, the gas processing apparatus of the present disclosure permits the two separators to fit in a housing compartment that is more easily transportable via tractor-trailer.



PLATE FOR HEAT EXCHANGER AND HEAT EXCHANGER

Thu, 25 Aug 2016 08:00:00 EDT

A plate (1) for a heat exchanger for heat exchange between a first and a second medium is configured with inlet and outlet portholes (2a and 2b) for the first medium and inlet and outlet portholes (3a and 3b) for the second medium and with a first heat transferring surface (A) for the first medium and a second heat transferring surface (B) for the second medium. The first heat transferring surface (A) is configured with at least one barrier (5) which forms part of a guide for the flow of the first medium when said first medium passes between the portholes (2a, 2b) therefor, and the plate (1) is configured with the portholes (2a, 2b and 3a, 3b) for the first and second medium respectively, and with the barrier located so relative to each other on the first heat transferring surface that they permit formation of a U-shaped or sinusoidal through-flow duct for the first medium which will permit passage of the flow thereof around the inlet porthole (3a) or both portholes (3a, 3b) for the second medium during passage of said first medium between the portholes therefor. A heat exchanger comprises a stack of the above-mentioned plates. An air cooler comprises the above-mentioned heat exchanger.



HELICAL COIL HEATING APPARATUS AND METHOD OF OPERATION

Thu, 25 Aug 2016 08:00:00 EDT

A heating apparatus comprises an exposed tube formed into an outer coil and an inner coil. The outer coil is formed around the inner coil with a gap separating the outer coil and the inner coil. The tube is supported by a support frame. The heating apparatus also comprises a spacer frame that extends from the top portion of the support frame to the base portion of the support frame. The spacer frame has a plurality of apertures formed therein, each aperture operable to support a corresponding ring of the outer coil. The apparatus also comprises a spacer rod having a first end that couples to the top portion of the support frame and a second end that couples to the base portion of the support frame, wherein the spacer rod is threaded through the spacer frame between the outer coil and the vertex of the spacer frame.



HEAT EXCHANGER AND REFRIGERATION CYCLE APPARATUS USING THE SAME HEAT EXCHANGER

Thu, 25 Aug 2016 08:00:00 EDT

A heat exchanger including a first heat exchanger disposed on upstream side of a heat exchange fluid and a second heat exchanger disposed on downstream side of the heat exchange fluid, which are connected in series in a flow path of a heat medium, wherein the heat medium flows from the first heat exchanger to the second heat exchanger so as to be parallel to the flow of the heat exchange fluid when the heat exchanger serves as an evaporator, the heat medium flows from the second heat exchanger to the first heat exchanger so as to be opposed to the flow of the heat exchange fluid when the heat exchanger serves as a condenser, and a sum of flow path volume of first heat-transfer tubes of the first heat exchanger is smaller than a sum of flow path volume of second heat-transfer tubes of the second heat exchanger.



Building Designs and Heating and Cooling Systems

Thu, 25 Aug 2016 08:00:00 EDT

Building constructions, building heating and/or cooling methods, and/or heating and/or cooling systems are provided that can include interior conduits configured to convey a fluid coupled with exterior conduits extending through the grounds surrounding the building.



HORIZONTAL GROUND-COUPLED HEAT EXCHANGER FOR GEOTHERMAL SYSTEMS

Thu, 25 Aug 2016 08:00:00 EDT

Horizontal ground-coupled heat exchanger for geothermal systems is proposed. The exchanger includes sub-surface formation of not expensive special structure heat conductive stratum around conduit loops. Analytical and finite element modeling allowed estimating the new structure efficiency. The proposed decision permits to increase by 2-3 times the transmitted heat power of the exchanger and correspondently to reduce the required pipe length and land area. The underground loop must be sized to meet the peak thermal power load. The proposed exchanger structure may fill simply this requirement, because at relatively short-term operation the efficiency of the proposed structure is even higher and reaches increasing by 2.5-4 times in dependence on climate zone.



Efficient Fan Controller

Thu, 25 Aug 2016 08:00:00 EDT

Apparatus and methods for efficient HVAC fan control. The apparatus includes an efficient fan controller for direct-expansion air conditioning and gas furnace, heat pump, electric resistance, and hydronic heating systems. For gas furnace heating systems, the apparatus and methods include energizing the heater ventilation fan from the low speed used for heating to the high speed used for cooling after time period P1 to deliver more heating output to satisfy the thermostat sooner and save heat source energy. For heat pump, electric resistance, and hydronic heating systems the apparatus and methods include energizing the fan relay after a short fan-on time delay P0 based on the previous HVAC system off-cycle time P11. For all of these HVAC systems, the apparatus and methods vary the extended fan-off time delay P2 based on air conditioning compressor or heat source operational time P3.



ON-BOARD REMOVABLE CONTAINER FOR COOLING CARGO MATERIALS AND EQUIPMENT IN AIRCRAFT

Thu, 25 Aug 2016 08:00:00 EDT

A container designed for carrying payload and being removably installable and dimensioned to fit in a cargo bay of an aircraft. Included in the container is a payload compartment having space defined by the payload compartment for carrying the payload. A heat exchanger is installed within the container to perform heat exchange operation for the payload using a coolant. A heat exchanger control unit controls the heat exchange operation of the heat exchanger between the payload and the heat exchanger using an internal circuitry.



AIR CONDITIONER FOR VEHICLE

Thu, 25 Aug 2016 08:00:00 EDT

An air conditioner for a vehicle has a first shaft that drives a first air-mix door in conjunction with being rotated, a second shaft that drives a second air-mix door in conjunction with being rotated, and a rack that interlocks the first shaft and the second shaft with each other. The rack has an elongated shape, thereby a mounting space can be smaller with respect to a rink mechanism. Therefore, an air conditioning unit can be downsized.



COOLING UNIT FOR VEHICLE BATTERY PACK

Thu, 25 Aug 2016 08:00:00 EDT

A cooling unit for a vehicle battery pack includes a cooling blower configured to blow cooling air to a battery pack mounted on a vehicle, an inlet duct that is connected with the cooling blower and provided with an inlet port opening upwardly, and a cover member arranged above the inlet port. The cover member has a top plate configured to be separated upwardly from an end face of the inlet port and configured to cover the inlet port, and a side plate configured to be separated from a side surface of the inlet port and that extends below an end face of the inlet port from a side edge of the top plate. An opening communicating with the inlet port is formed between the side surface of the inlet port and an inner wall of the side plate.



COOLING SYSTEM WITH INTEGRATED FILL AND DRAIN PUMP

Thu, 18 Aug 2016 08:00:00 EDT

A cooling system is provided which includes, for instance, a coolant circulation loop, one or more primary coolant pumps, and a fill and drain pump. The primary coolant pump(s) is coupled to facilitate circulating coolant through the coolant circulation loop, and the fill and drain pump facilitates selective filling of the cooling system with the coolant, or draining of the coolant from the cooling system. The fill and drain pump is integrated with the cooling system as a backup coolant pump to the primary coolant pump(s), and circulates the coolant through the coolant circulation loop responsive to an error in the primary coolant pump(s). The primary coolant pump(s) and fill and drain pumps may be different types of pumps, and the cooling system further includes a control system for automatically activating the fill and drain pump upon detection of an error in the primary coolant pump(s).



Quick Detachable Thermal Connector

Thu, 18 Aug 2016 08:00:00 EDT

The present invention relates to a rapidly removable thermal connector including a retainer and a damper. The retainer has a first wedge connected with a convexity of a first two-convexity tenon and a second wedge. At the outer end of the first wedge has a mortise to allocate a convexity of the first two-convexity tenon; at the inner end of the second wedge has a mortise to allocate a convexity of a second two-convexity tenon. The damper is used to hold the retainer. At the interior of the outer end of the damper has a movable unit which is connected to the damper with a bolt at one end and has a vertical concavity at the other end to match the first convexity of the first two-convexity tenon. At the interior of the inner end of the clamper has a mortise which allocates the fourth convexity of the second two-convexity tenon. The third convexity of the second two-convexity tenon is connected to a mortise at the inner end of the second wedge.



MID-PLATES AND ELECTROMAGNETIC INTERFERENCE (EMI) BOARD LEVEL SHIELDS WITH EMBEDDED AND/OR INTERNAL HEAT SPREADERS

Thu, 18 Aug 2016 08:00:00 EDT

According to various aspects, exemplary embodiments are disclosed of mid-plates and EMI shields for electronic devices. In an exemplary embodiment, a mid-plate generally includes one or more recessed portions along a surface of the mid-plate. A heat spreader is within the one or more recessed portions. Dielectric is along an outward-facing surface of the heat spreader. The dielectric inhibits the heat spreader from directly contacting and electrically shorting one or more components. In another exemplary embodiment, a board level shield (BLS) generally includes a cover having one or more recessed portions along an inner surface of the cover. A heat spreader is within the one or more recessed portions. Dielectric is along an outward-facing surface of the heat spreader, whereby the dielectric inhibits the heat spreader from directly contacting and electrically shorting one or more components when the one or more components are under the BLS.



COOLING SYSTEM WITH INTEGRATED FILL AND DRAIN PUMP

Thu, 18 Aug 2016 08:00:00 EDT

A cooling system is provided which includes, for instance, a coolant circulation loop, one or more primary coolant pumps, and a fill and drain pump. The primary coolant pump(s) is coupled to facilitate circulating coolant through the coolant circulation loop, and the fill and drain pump facilitates selective filling of the cooling system with the coolant, or draining of the coolant from the cooling system. The fill and drain pump is integrated with the cooling system as a backup coolant pump to the primary coolant pump(s), and circulates the coolant through the coolant circulation loop responsive to an error in the primary coolant pump(s). The primary coolant pump(s) and fill and drain pumps may be different types of pumps, and the cooling system further includes a control system for automatically activating the fill and drain pump upon detection of an error in the primary coolant pump(s).



Thermal Management System

Thu, 18 Aug 2016 08:00:00 EDT

Various implementations disclosed herein include a thermal management system suitable electronic devices. In some implementations, a thermal management system includes an air guide and a cage wall, which together provide: an air intake having a first airflow area to produce a first air pressure; an airflow constriction, following the air intake, having a second airflow area smaller than the first airflow area to produce a second air pressure, and defining a first region; and an outlet following the airflow constriction having a third airflow area greater than the second airflow area to produce a third air pressure. The device cage has at least one aperture in the first region. The second air pressure is less than the first air pressure and the third air pressure and is sufficiently low to draw heated air from within the device cage through the at least one aperture to be expelled through the outlet.



STAND ALONE ANNEAL SYSTEM FOR SEMICONDUCTOR WAFERS

Thu, 18 Aug 2016 08:00:00 EDT

A high throughput stand-alone anneal system has a horizontal row of docking stations at a front wall of an enclosure. A rack in the enclosure has a plurality of vertically stacked anneal modules. Robots within the enclosure move wafers from the docking stations to one of the anneal modules for rapid thermal anneal processing.



METHOD OF CLEANING A HEAT EXCHANGER

Thu, 18 Aug 2016 08:00:00 EDT

The invention relates to a method for cleaning a heat exchanger. The heat exchanger comprises a plurality of tubes extending between a first header and a second header, and further comprises an insertion unit for introducing a plurality of projectiles thereinto. A first step of the method comprises pumping a fluid into the first header. A second step comprises inserting the plurality of projectiles into the fluid, such that the plurality of projectiles are distributed within the fluid. A third step comprises flowing the fluid and the projectiles through the tubes, such that the projectiles abrades at least one tube. A fourth step comprises discharging the fluid and the projectiles out of the second header. Among the plurality of projectiles, at least one projectile has a different specific gravity, relative to the fluid, from at least one of the remaining projectiles.



Heat Exchanger Fault Diagnostic

Thu, 18 Aug 2016 08:00:00 EDT

A fault diagnostic method for a heat exchanger in which ambient air temperature and heat exchanger temperature are measured. Also disclosed is the use of a single temperature sensor, in combination with a microprocessor, to measure temperature emitted from a heat exchanger and ambient air temperature surrounding the heat exchanger.



REINFORCED CROSS DRILLED BLOCK

Thu, 18 Aug 2016 08:00:00 EDT

This application relates to graphite heat exchangers having a graphite block with graphite tubes disposed within the graphite block. The graphite tubes can include a coating that is cured in order to plasticize the coating and make the graphite tubes more corrosion resistant. The graphite block and the graphite tubes can be impregnated with a phenolic resin for improving the rigidity and structural integrity of the graphite block and the graphite tubes. The coating surrounding the graphite tubes can be a Teflon based coating, such as Tefzel, which can improve the durability of the graphite heat exchanger. The graphite tubes can be prepared by first coating the graphite tubes with the coating material and then curing or baking the graphite tubes in order to plasticize or otherwise cure the coating material.



HEAT EXCHANGER

Thu, 18 Aug 2016 08:00:00 EDT

In a heat exchanger for a vehicle, a cover member covers an upstream side end that is a part of an outer peripheral surface of a tube in which a heat medium flows, on the upstream side of the air flow. Further, the cover member is fixed to the upstream side end of the tube. For example, a width of the cover member is equal to or less than that of the tube in a direction perpendicular to the air flow direction and a flow direction of the heat medium. Thus, the heat exchanger can prevent the misalignment of the cover member with respect to the tube, thereby protecting the tube by the cover member at the front side of the vehicle. Therefore, the tube can be protected from chipping.



HEAT EXCHANGER, SUCH AS A CHARGE AIR COOLER

Thu, 18 Aug 2016 08:00:00 EDT

A heat exchanger, such as a water cooled charge air cooler, is disclosed for cooling of charge air with the aid of coolant. In at least one embodiment, the heat exchanger includes charge air tubes and coolant turbulators made of corrugated sheet metal interposed between the air tubes. The turbulators define coolant channels and including at least one turbulating device provided therein. According to at least one embodiment of the invention, at least one channel includes at least one continuously shaped side wall which is non-apertured along its entire length and thus promotes coolant flow along the channel by inhibiting cross flow of coolant to a neighbouring channel.



PROCESS VALVE MANIFOLD AND HEAT EXCHANGER SYSTEM

Thu, 18 Aug 2016 08:00:00 EDT

A process valve manifold comprises an inlet for a heat transfer medium, a main outlet for the heat transfer medium, a main duct extending between the inlet and the main outlet, ports for secondary circuits, a 3/2-way valve which is arranged in the main duct, and a bypass outlet. The 3/2-way valve is switchable between different positions. The positions determine a flow cross-section by which the bypass outlet and the main outlet are in communication with the main duct. The manifold further comprises control valves for determining a flow cross-section between the main duct and the ports for the secondary circuits.



HEADER TANK OF HEAT EXCHANGER AND HEAT EXCHANGER HAVING THE SAME

Thu, 18 Aug 2016 08:00:00 EDT

The header tank of the heat exchanger and the heat exchanger having the same may prevent leakage of a heat exchanging medium from the header tank of the heat exchanger after a header, a tank, and a baffle are bonded by a brazing by forming concavely forming parts at an outer side of the header so that edge portions of the header at which the header, the tank, and the baffle are joined together with one another are not spaced apart from the tank and the baffle to minimize a gap (space) of portions at which inner side edge portions of the header are joined with the tank and the baffle.



Heat Exchanger and Side Plate

Thu, 18 Aug 2016 08:00:00 EDT

A side plate for use in a heat exchanger having a width dimension and a first and a second row of parallel arranged tubes extending in the direction of the width dimension. A first and a second header are arranged at one common end of the width dimension to receive the ends of the tubes in the first and second rows, respectively. The side plate includes a first body section joined to and extending from the first header, the first body section defining a first outer periphery. The side plate includes a second body section joined to and extending from the second header, the second body section defining a second outer periphery. The second outer periphery is spaced apart from the first outer periphery such that each one of the first and second body sections is allowed to more relative to the other in the direction of the width dimension.



METHOD OF GENERATING SUPPORT STRUCTURE OF TUBE COMPONENTS TO BECOME FUNCTIONAL FEATURES

Thu, 18 Aug 2016 08:00:00 EDT

A method includes building a tubular object by a layer-by-layer additive manufacturing process. A structure integrally connected to the tubular object for supporting a portion of the tubular object is formed during building of the tubular object. The structure provides vibration dampening, heat shielding, heat transfer, stiffening, energy absorption, or mounting after the tubular object is built.



PLATE FIN HEAT EXCHANGERS AND METHODS FOR MANUFACTURING SAME

Thu, 18 Aug 2016 08:00:00 EDT

Disclosed herein is a plate fin heat exchanger subassembly. The subassembly includes three plates in intimate contact with each other. The first plate is sandwiched between the second and third plates. Each of the plates has a first at least one fluid opening and a second at least one fluid opening located at the ends of each plate. The first plate has at least one elongate fluid channel extending between the first and second fluid openings. One fluid passageway for a first heat exchanger fluid extends through the first and second fluid openings in each plate and along the elongate channel in the first plate. At least one fin has two thermal transfer surfaces. The first thermal transfer surface is in intimate contact with the second plate. The other fluid passageways for a second heat exchanger fluid are located on each side of the fin.



CONDENSER AND METHOD OF CONDENSING VAPOUR

Thu, 18 Aug 2016 08:00:00 EDT

A condensing vessel is shown generally at 100, and comprises a stationary outer chamber 102, and a rotating portion in the form of an inner rotating drum or chamber 104, both of which are generally cylindrical, and arranged concentrically. A steam inlet 128 is provided to the inner chamber 104, and a water outlet 130 is provided from the outer chamber 102. Water level sensors 132 are provided on the outer chamber 102 to provide a control signal to a water pump (not shown). The water pump withdraws water to a de-aerator, prior to returning the water to a hot well (not shown). The pump is regulated by a three-way valve which determines how much (if any) water is returned to chamber 102 and how much is directed to the de-aerator, in dependence upon the water level in chamber 102. In use, steam enters the inlet 128 from an exhaust of a steam turbine (not shown). The inner chamber 104 is rotating at a speed of several thousand rpm and contains a body of water 134 that rotates with the chamber 104 in the form of a rotating cylindrical wall of water. The first impeller 114 forces the steam down into the chamber 104 where it condenses into droplets of water and is thrown radially outwards towards the wall 108. Uncondensed steam cannot exit the inner chamber as to do so it would first have to pass through the water to be able to enter a gap, labelled G, between the annular plate 112 and the return flange 126. In effect the water in this gap acts as a self-regulating, high-pressure water seal.



Detection of Damper Motor Mechanically Disconnected from Damper Assembly

Thu, 18 Aug 2016 08:00:00 EDT

In an embodiment, a method of testing a HVAC unit for a disconnected damper motor is provided. An outside air section of a damper assembly is closed and air is circulated through the unit. If a discharge air temperature is not substantially equal to a return air temperature, the damper motor is determined to be disconnected. Otherwise, an economizing function having a free cooling target temperature is started. An outside air temperature is compared to the free cooling target temperature. If the outside air temperature is less than the free cooling target temperature, the damper motor is determined to be disconnected if the damper motor has been commanded to fully open the outside air section. If the outside air temperature is not less than the free cooling target temperature, the damper motor is determined to be disconnected if a discharge air temperature is not substantially equal to an outside air temperature.



LOW NOISE MICRO ENVIRONMENTAL WORKSPACE COMFORT UNIT

Thu, 18 Aug 2016 08:00:00 EDT

A low noise micro environmental workspace comfort unit for a workspace provides an air flow to a person working at the workspace. At least one ambient air fan is mounted to a wall of the comfort unit enclosure and electrically coupled to a fan speed control module, the fan speed control module operatively coupled to the controller. At least one heated air fan is mounted to the wall or another wall of the comfort unit enclosure at a different place than the at least one ambient air fan. A heat reflector reflects heat radiation away from a rear portion of the low noise micro environmental workspace comfort unit and directs an air flow from the at least one heated air fan to the at least one air outlet. A method for minimizing fan noise of a low noise micro environmental workspace comfort unit is also described.



INSULATION STRUCTURE COMPRISING INSULATION UNITS AND MANUFACTURING METHOD THEREFOR

Thu, 18 Aug 2016 08:00:00 EDT

An insulation structure having insulation units a coating membrane including a plurality of insulation units including a heat reflective film to be coated on the entire inner circumference of the space a space therein providing an insulation structure applicable to various fields and improving the insulation properties thereof.



RADIATOR FOR VEHICLE

Thu, 18 Aug 2016 08:00:00 EDT

A radiator which is disposed in front of a cooling fan may include a main heat-radiating portion to cool a high temperature coolant, an auxiliary heat-radiating portion to cool a coolant that is a relatively lower temperature coolant than the coolant passing through the main heat-radiating portion, and an insulating plate that prevents heat from being exchanged between the main heat-radiating portion and the auxiliary heat-radiating portion, in which the auxiliary heat-radiating portion is positioned at a center portion in front of the cooling fan.



FLUID PROCESSING SYSTEM

Thu, 18 Aug 2016 08:00:00 EDT

An energy-dissipating device and fluid processing system is provided containing a compressor, a motor, a secondary fluid re-circulation loop, a purge line, and a fluid conduit. The compressor is configured to receive a hot fluid including condensable and non-condensable components, and produce therefrom a primary compressed fluid stream and a secondary fluid stream. The motor is configured to drive the compressor and for ingress and egress of the secondary fluid stream. The secondary fluid re-circulation loop is configured to control an operating temperature of the motor. The secondary fluid re-circulation loop includes a first energy-dissipating device configured to remove excess heat from the secondary fluid stream. The purge line separates a first portion of the secondary fluid stream in the fluid re-circulation loop from a second portion of the secondary fluid stream being returned to the motor. The fluid conduit receives the primary compressed fluid stream from the compressor.



PERFORATION RESISTANCE IMPROVED ALUMINUM ALLOY FOR HEAT EXCHANGER, PERFORATION RESISTANCE IMPROVED ALUMINUM EXTRUSION TUBE AND FIN MATERIAL COMPRISING ALUMINUM ALLOY, AND HEAT EXCHANGER FORMED OF EXTRUSION TUBE AND FIN MATERIAL

Thu, 18 Aug 2016 08:00:00 EDT

The present disclosure provides an aluminum alloy with enhanced penetration resistance for a heat exchanger, the alloy containing copper (Cu), silicon (Si), and iron (Fe) equal to or smaller than predetermined contents respectively, and further containing zirconium (Zr) and the remainder being aluminum (Al). Further, the present disclosure provides an aluminum extruded tube and/or an aluminum fin with enhanced penetration resistance made of the alloy respectively. Further, the present disclosure provides a heat exchanger comprising the tube and/or fin. Addition and content-control of the alloy element may spread corrosion initiations and suppress intergranular corrosion to create uniform corrosion. In this manner, the present alloy have superior corrosion resistance compared to pitting corrosion of a previous alloy for a heat exchanger, and, at the same time, have an extrusion rate equal to that of the previous A1070.



HEAT STORAGE/DISSIPATION MATERIAL AND HEAT STORAGE/DISSIPATION SYSTEM

Thu, 18 Aug 2016 08:00:00 EDT

A heat storage/dissipation material has a constitution in which heat storage/dissipation titanium oxide made of Ti3O5 is dispersed in heat transfer oil in a liquid form, the heat storage/dissipation titanium oxide not undergoing phase transition into a β-phase that has properties of a non-magnetic semiconductor and maintaining a state of a paramagnetic metal as long as the heat storage/dissipation titanium oxide is not subjected to pressure or light for heat dissipation. The heat storage/dissipation material is capable of maintaining a state of storing heat as long as the heat storage/dissipation material is not subjected to the pressure or the light for heat dissipation and is capable of releasing heat when subjected to the pressure or the light for heat dissipation, and therefore is capable of releasing the stored heat at a desired timing.



VEHICLE AIR-CONDITIONING DEVICE

Thu, 18 Aug 2016 08:00:00 EDT

A vehicle air-conditioning device may achieve comfortable heating of a vehicle interior by starting a compressor, an indoor blower and heat generating means at appropriate timing. The vehicle air-conditioning device includes a compressor which compresses a refrigerant, a radiator disposed in an air flow passage to let the refrigerant radiate heat, a heat absorber which lets the refrigerant absorb heat, and an indoor blower which blows the air through the air flow passage. The vehicle interior is heated by heat radiated from the radiator. The vehicle air-conditioning device includes a heating medium-air heat exchanger of a heating medium circulating circuit disposed in the air flow passage to heat air supplied to the vehicle interior. On a basis of an outdoor air temperature, the timing to start the compressor, the indoor blower and the heating medium circulating circuit is controlled.



AIR CONDITIONING UNIT FOR VEHICLE

Thu, 18 Aug 2016 08:00:00 EDT

An air conditioning unit for a vehicle has a casing, a heating heat exchanger, a first partition plate, a first opening, a second partition plate, a second opening, and a switching door. The casing has a face opening and a foot opening. The heating heat exchanger is arranged in the casing. The first partition plate partitions a downstream side of the heating heat exchanger in an airflow direction into a first passage and a second passage located below the first passage. The first opening is formed on a downstream side of the first partition plate in an airflow direction and communicates between the first passage and the second passage. The second partition plate is arranged on the downstream side of the heating heat exchanger and is formed with a third passage between the first partition plate and the second partition plate in the first passage. The second opening that is located on a downstream side of the second partition plate in an airflow direction and communicates between an upper side and a lower side of the second partition plate. The switching door opens or closes the first and second openings. The air in the third passage is guided toward the foot opening by the second partition plate and the switching door in an air conditioning mode in which the switching door opens the first opening and closes the second opening.



Partitioned, Rotating Condenser Units to Enable Servicing of Submerged IT Equipment Positioned Beneath a Vapor Condenser Without Interrupting a Vaporization-Condensation Cycling of the Remaining Immersion Cooling System

Thu, 11 Aug 2016 08:00:00 EDT

An immersion cooling tank includes: a tank comprised of a base wall, and perimeter walls, and having a lower tank volume in which a liquid can be maintained and heated to a boiling point to generate a rising plume of vapor; a rack structure within the tank volume that supports insertion of multiple, heat dissipating electronic devices in a side-by-side vertical configuration; and a condenser configured as a plurality of individually rotatable condenser sub-units, with each condenser sub-unit located above a vertical space that extends vertically from the lower tank volume and within which an electronic device can be inserted. Each individual condenser sub-unit can be opened independent of the other sub-units and each other condenser sub-unit can remain in a closed position while a first condenser sub-unit is opened to allow access to a first vertical space and any existing electrical device contained therein below the first condenser sub-unit.



COOLING FLUID SUPPLY APPARATUS WITH SAFETY MECHANISM AND METHOD FOR COOLING HEAT LOAD

Thu, 11 Aug 2016 08:00:00 EDT

To provide a cooling fluid supply apparatus capable of continuing cooling a heat load even when supply of a cooling fluid stops while the heat load is running. A cooling fluid circulation path connecting a cooling fluid supply apparatus and a heat load and a heat-dissipating fluid circulation path connecting the cooling fluid supply apparatus and a heat-dissipating fluid supply apparatus are connected with bypass pipes and disposed therebetween. When a cooling fluid is supplied from the cooling fluid supply apparatus to the heat load, the cooling fluid circulation path and heat-dissipating fluid circulation path are disconnected by closing the bypass pipes and by using the overheating prevention valves. When the supply of the cooling fluid from the cooling fluid supply apparatus to the heat load is stopped, a heat-dissipating fluid from the heat-dissipating fluid supply apparatus is supplied to the heat load by connecting the cooling fluid circulation path and heat-dissipating fluid circulation path by using the overheating prevention valves.



Liquid-Cooled Heat Sink for Electronic Devices

Thu, 11 Aug 2016 08:00:00 EDT

A heat sink includes a heat absorption module, a liquid transport module and a heat exchange module. The transport module includes one inlet and outlet tubes, each having a first end connected spatially with the heat absorption module. The heat exchange module includes a fin assembly, one fan unit and several connection passages extending through the fin assembly. One end portion of the fin assembly defines a liquid storage chamber, which is divided into several first chambers therein such that first ends of the connection passages extend respectively into the first chambers. The other end portion of the fin assembly defines two second chambers such that second ends of the connection passages extend respectively into the second chambers while a second end of each inlet and outlet tubes is connected spatially with a first and second pump units, which are in spatially communicated with the first chambers.



THREE-DIMENSIONALLY CONTOURED, ACOUSTICALLY EFFECTIVE HEAT SHIELD FOR A MOTOR VEHICLE AND METHOD FOR THE PRODUCTION THEREOF

Thu, 11 Aug 2016 08:00:00 EDT

A three-dimensionally contoured, acoustically effective heat shield for a motor vehicle, includes a heat reflection layer made of a metallic material, such as aluminum, and an acoustic insulation layer made of a thermoformable, rubber-elastic and thermoplastic material, and a hot-melt adhesive film made of a polymer material. The adhesive film is disposed between the heat reflection layer and the insulation layer and forms a plane mechanical connection between the heat reflection layer and the insulation layer. A method for producing the three-dimensionally contoured, acoustically effective heat shield includes the steps of providing a two-dimensionally extending material composite and thermoforming the composite in a thermoforming tool, in which at least one mold half has a molding tool temperature that is above the activation temperature of the heat-activatable adhesive film and above the melting temperature of the rubber-elastic material of the insulation layer.



SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR HEAT RISE COMPENSATION

Thu, 11 Aug 2016 08:00:00 EDT

A HVAC controller includes a housing and one or more heat-generating components contained within the housing. The heat-generating components cause a temperature inside the housing to exceed a temperature outside the housing. The controller includes a temperature sensor configured to measure the temperature inside the housing and a controller event detector configured to detect, for each of the heat-generating components, a controller event that generates heat inside the housing. The controller further includes a temperature compensation module configured to identify a steady-state temperature gain associated with each of the detected controller events, to calculate a temperature offset using a summation of the steady-state temperature gains, and to determine the temperature of the building zone outside the housing by subtracting the temperature offset from the temperature measured inside the housing.



MIXED MATERIAL TUBULAR HEAT EXCHANGER

Thu, 11 Aug 2016 08:00:00 EDT

Apparatus for cooling bleed air on an aircraft may include a source of cooling fluid driven by an engine of the aircraft, a source of bleed air driven by the engine and a heat exchanger configured allow the cooling fluid to pass over tubes through which the bleed air flows. The heat exchanger may have a high-temperature zone constructed from material with a first density, and a low-temperature zone constructed from material with a second density lower than the first density.



APPARATUS FOR PROCESSING HIGHLY CORROSIVE AGENTS

Thu, 11 Aug 2016 08:00:00 EDT

An apparatus for treating highly corrosive agents comprises a tube bundle (14) heat exchanger (10), structured to carry out a heat exchange between two fluids one of which is highly corrosive and flowing inside of said tube bundle (14).