Volume 7 Issue 3 - September 2016

  • 1. A review on performance evaluation of vortex tube under different working parameters

    Authors : Juhi Hebale

    Pages : 485-490

    DOI : http://dx.doi.org/10.21172/1.73.564

    Keywords : Energy separation, Vortex flow, Ranque-Hilsch vortex tube, cooling effect.

    Abstract :

    Vortex tube is a device having no moving parts that separates the high pressure stream into two streams namely hot & cold at defined pressure. It has wide application in industrial area for cooling purpose of tools, in electrical industries, CCTV, etc. As there is no moving parts, maintenance required is also less which had made it economical for use. Performance evaluation of vortex tube is carried out by varying cold mass fraction in range 20% to 100%, pressure from 2 bar to 5 bar, length to diameter ratio 12.5 and 17.5, number of nozzles i.e. 2, 4, 6, with different working mediums. Performance of vortex tube increases with increase in pressure, cold mass fraction up to 60% after that it decreases; at L/D ratio of vortex 17.5 and gases having higher molecular weight and low specific heat, performance observed was better with respect to lower L/D ratio and other gases.

    Citing this Journal Article :

    Juhi Hebale, "A review on performance evaluation of vortex tube under different working parameters", https://www.ijltet.org/journal_details.php?id=907&j_id=3384, Volume 7 Issue 3 - September 2016, 485-490, #ijltetorg