thermosiphon


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thermosiphon

[¦thər·mō′sī·fən]
(mechanical engineering)
A closed system of tubes connected to a water-cooled engine which permit natural circulation and cooling of the liquid by utilizing the difference in density of the hot and cool portions.
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The trick is that the storage tank must be located above the collector for the thermosiphon effect to work, and any air bubbles in the piping must be bled out or the circulation will stop.
5 times the penetration depth, the thermosiphon system operates and lower channel temperatures result.
The thermosiphon circuit involves a water evaporator linked to a heat source, a frosted air evaporator and the compressor.
Experimental investigation of temperature and flow distribution in a thermosiphon solar water heating system, Renewable Energy, 26(3): 431-448.
The cold water inlet is near the bottom of the tank, and the cold water supply for the thermosiphon is connected with that inlet.
Cooling is achieved by a patented, non-cycling free-piston Stirling engine coupled to an isothermal thermosiphon which operates without moving parts.
This tank works based on the thermosiphon principle: the hot water flows upward in the tank and then is transferred to the auxiliary tank.
Last summer we discovered that our thermosiphon system, with its 50-gallon preheating tank, had been saving us money also.
Cooling is performed by a patented, non-cycling free-piston Stirling engine coupled with an isothermal thermosiphon which operates without moving parts.
It is worth mentioning that due to the ERS heating-water system piping configuration and the thermosiphon effect, the heating-water temperatures for AHU-B are randomly affected by the boiler start/stop--these bad data are ignored.
Passive systems for warm climates Batch heaters and thermosiphon systems
Gehlin (2002) studied groundwater-filled boreholes and, using laboratory and simulation studies, examined the influence of thermosiphon effects on the testing of groundwater-filled boreholes.