Volume No. 7 Issue No.: 1A Page No.: 496-502 July-September 2012

 

EXPERIMENTAL PERFORMANCE EVALUATION OF COUNTER FLOW VORTEX TUBE

 

Gupta U. S.*, Joshi M. K. and Pawar C.B.

Shri Vaishnav Institute of Technology and Science (SVITS), Indore (INDIA)

 

Received on : April 10, 2012

 

ABSTRACT

 

Since, there is no theory perfect enough to explain the phenomenon inside the vortex tube. An experimental study was conducted to carry out the thermodynamic analysis of the vortex tube. During the study the cold mass fraction was varied from 0.2-0.8 for a fix inlet pressure of 4 bar and the inlet pressure was varied between 2 -7 bar for a fix opening of the cone valve. The maximum temperature drop was observed for cold mass fraction of 0.4 and the effective refrigerating effect was observed between the 0.35-0.65 of the cold mass fraction, as the refrigerating effect is a function of mass of the cold air and the temperature drop.

 

Keywords : Vortex tube (RHVT), Counter-flow type vortex tube, Energy separation, Temperature reduction, Coefficient of Performance (COP)

 

 

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