Recuperator


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recuperator

[rē′kü·pə‚rād·ər]
(engineering)
An apparatus in which heat is conducted from the combustion products to incoming cooler air through a system of thin-walled ducts.

Recuperator

 

a surface heat exchanger for recovering the heat of waste gases, in which the heat exchange between the fluids occurs continuously through a wall. In contradistinction to a regenerator, the paths of the fluids do not change.

On the basis of the relative motion of the fluids, recuperators can be classified as counterfiow or parallel-flow. According to design they can be classified as tube, film cooler, thermo-sy-phon, or other type and according to use as preheaters of air, gases, or liquids, evaporative coolers, condensers, and so forth.

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5-6 Exhaust and heat recovery in the recuperator, recovering exhaust energy to the pre-combustion charge air.
Analyze of heat exchanger is similar to recuperator which requires the effect coefficient and energy conservation equations, can be written as follows:
After the bolt and barrel part company, the barrel is driven forward by its recuperator spring assembly inside the receiver.
Second, to reduce the cooling load of the condenser, a recuperator (liquid-gas heat exchagner) is usually necessary to cool the superheated vapor to saturated state, which increases the system complexity and cost.
Check the recuperator drainage and weep holes for oil leaks after the three minutes are up.
This technique minimises specific gas consumption and reduces the associated carbon dioxide emissions by 40-60%, depending on whether the waste heat is used to warm up the air in a recuperator.
Instead, the EPC2000 ES Thermal Fluid Heater, with integral exhaust gas to combustion air recuperator, was selected due to its high overall operating efficiency and total output easily meeting the process demand.
The saturated liquid solution (State 4w), after recuperating some of the heat at the high temperature recuperator, is throttled down to a low pressure (State 2w).
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Microturbines use a turbine engine, combustor, and a recuperator or regenerator to turn the alternator and create electricity.
The machine, called the Counter Rotating Ring Receiver Reactor Recuperator (CR5) consists of two chambers separated by rotating rings of cerium oxide.