International Journal of Technology Enhancements and Emerging Engineering Research (ISSN 2347-4289)

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International Journal of Technology Enhancements and Emerging Engineering Research  
International Journal of Technology Enhancements and Emerging Engineering Research

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ISSN 2347-4289

An Experimental Modeling And Investigations Of Vortex Tube Using UPVC Material

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Sagar N. Jadhav, Vishal D. Wagh, Mahesh N. Patil, Balaji V. Kawale, P.P. Patunkar



Keywords : Ranque-Hilsch vortex tube; Design-Fabrication; UPVC; Performance investigation



ABSTRACT: An experimental investigation has been done to vortex tube refrigeration set-up. The vortex tube is counter flow type which is being designed and fabricated. Vortex tube is a simple mechanical device used for the refrigeration as well as heating purpose. It uses a compressed gas which is being segregated into two streams of hot gas and cold gas at opposite ends. Here air is used as a working fluid. Various parameters affect the performance of Ranque-Hilsch vortex tube (RHVT). These parameters can be classified into two types viz. working parameters and geometrical parameters. The working parameters include inlet pressure of compressed air, cold mass fraction, ambient air temperature while the geometrical parameters includes diameters of nozzle, hot side and cold side, lengths of hot side and cold side, conical angle of valve. The effect of mentioned parameters is being discussed in this paper. UPVC (unplasticised polyvinyl chloride) material is being used as piping material since it has a very low thermal conductivity. The performance of vortex tube is being studied and investigated in this paper.



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