vortex tube


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vortex tube

[′vȯr‚teks ‚tüb]
(fluid mechanics)
A tubular surface consisting of the collection of vortex lines which pass through a small closed curve. Also known as vortex.
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It uses a special layering feature in the vortex tube to ensure close contact between excess oxygen and all burning fuel.
The Vortex Tube (VT) is a specially designed cylindrical device with no moving parts.
The vortex tube is the key to producing cold air from room-temperature shop compressed air.
Linderstrom--Lang showed that those divergent results through the variation of some constructive parameters, the length of the vortex tube and the diameter of the orifices, for which the separation is caused only by the centrifugation effect.
The installation consists of a vortex tube which is a modified version, at a low pressure (approx.
Another cycle modification to reduce the expansion process losses that has been investigated in the literature considers the replacement of the expansion valve by a vortex tube (Li et al.
Cabinet Coolers incorporate a vortex tube that cools ordinary compressed air to 20[degrees]F.
The 2800 Btu/hr Cabinet Cooler incorporates a vortex tube that cools ordinary compressed air to 20[degrees]F for cooling large electrical enclosures or where high heat loads are present.
The cabinet coolers incorporate a vortex tube that cools ordinary compressed air to 20[degrees]F, and then circulates it through the enclosure to eliminate high temperature malfunction.
These threads and tubes will always consist of the same particles, and they can end only where the fluid ends, or, as Maxwell writes almost poetically: "If the fluid is infinite the vortex tube must be infinite, or else it must return into itself" (Maxwell, "Atom" 470).
A stainless steel vortex tube converts an ordinary supply of compressed air into two low-pressure streams, one hot and one cold.