Volume 8 Issue 2 - March 2017

  • 1. Fabrication and analysis of a vortex tube setup

    Authors : Chaitanya M Joshi, Shivraj K Jadhav, Pravin D Patil, Himani B. Kadam

    Pages : 159-165

    DOI : http://dx.doi.org/10.21172/1.82.024

    Keywords : Vortex Tube, Coefficient of performance, Cold air, Temperature separation effect, Kinetic Energy, Exergy.

    Abstract :

    Vortex tube is a device that separates compressed air into two streams simultaneously, one current of air hotter than the inlet temperature and one cooler, made even more remarkable by the absence of moving parts. A vortex tube is designed and fabricated and several parameters (like length of pipe, orifice diameter, length of nozzle, selection of material for pipe and nozzle i.e. plastic pipe and brass for nozzle, acrylic for orifice and again plastic for reducers and collar.) are studied for the performance of the vortex tube. In a vortex tube, the incoming air is separated into two streams, one stream rejects energy and hence become colder than the incoming air while the other receives the rejected energy and thus has its temperatures elevated. The size of the device can be miniature as pencil. The device has no moving parts which again reduces maintenance of the system. Also, from experiments instant cool and instant hot air from the outlets can be observed.

    Citing this Journal Article :

    Chaitanya M Joshi, Shivraj K Jadhav, Pravin D Patil, Himani B. Kadam, "Fabrication and analysis of a vortex tube setup", https://www.ijltet.org/journal_details.php?id=911&j_id=3673, Volume 8 Issue 2 - March 2017, 159-165, #ijltetorg