MATEC Web Conf.
Volume 225, 2018UTP-UMP-VIT Symposium on Energy Systems 2018 (SES 2018)
|Number of page(s)||7|
|Section||Energy Enhancement and Optimization|
|Published online||05 November 2018|
The Effect of Tube Length, Cold Exit Diameter and Working Gas on The Cold Flow Temperature of Vortex Tube
Faculty of Mechanical Engineering, Universiti Malaysia Pahang, 26600, Pekan, Pahang.
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A vortex tube is a simple device which works as a refrigerator, also known as Ranque Vortex Tube, Hilsch Vortex Tube, and Ranque–Hilsch vortex tube. It is used to obtain desired hot and cold gas and is widely used for spot cooling in industry. In vortex tube, the effect of geometrical parameters on the cold flow temperature of vortex tube is still unclear, and effect of certain working gas is unidentified. Hence, the objective of this analysis is to determine the effect of length of the vortex tube, cold exit diameter and different working gas. 3 different tube lengths, 3 different cold exit diameters, and 8 different types of gas are used. Simflow, which is free software, is selected to analyse the effect numerically. From the results, it is clear that the optimum tube length, cold exit diameter, and working gas are L = 175 mm, d = 4 mm and helium, respectively.
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