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Heat Pipe Technology for Energy Conservation in the Process Industry
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Many applications for heat pipe technology have emerged in the relatively short time this technology has been known. Heat pipes incorporated in heat exchangers have been used in tens of thousands of successful heat recovery systems. These systems range from residential and commercial air-to-air heat exchangers to giant air preheaters for the process and utility industries. The heat pipe offers a unique, efficient heat transfer device that can recover valuable thermal energy resulting in reduced equipment and operating costs. Q-dot is the world leader in heat pipe technology and we have applied our expertise in engineering heat recovery products for the process industry. This paper discusses two such products, the heat pipe air preheater and waste heat recovery boiler. These heat pipe products have been used in many successful installations all over the world and some important, distinctive features of these systems will be presented.
SubjectHeat Pipe Technology
Heat Recovery Systems
Heat Pipe Air Preheater
Waste Heat Recovery Boiler
Price, B. L. Jr. (1985). Heat Pipe Technology for Energy Conservation in the Process Industry. Energy Systems Laboratory (http://esl.tamu.edu). Available electronically from