Development of high-tech heat exchanger technology for large scientific research sites
|Funding from Vinnova||SEK 393 939|
|Project duration||August 2018 - February 2019|
|Venture||Innovationsprojekt i företag 2018|
Purpose and goal
The Airec heat exchangers have potential to reduce energy consumption and costs in cryogenic systems up to 50%. The project objective was to develop such heat exchanger, focusing on applications with asymmetric flows. The development of such heat exchanger started during the second half of 2018 but the project was lair down due to organizational (not technical) reasons.
Expected results and effects
Airec heat exchanger technology has the potential to reduce energy consumption and costs in cryogenic systems up to 50%. However, such heat exchanger will not be developed as planned in the project. Therefore the effects will not be possible to reflect in savings in research center installations.
Planned approach and implementation
The main challenge was to fulfill pressure and thermal requirements, as well as keeping the low pressure drop needed in the heat exchanger. The design was OK but in practice it was not possible to complete the work with functional prototypes.