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Spot cooling by energy separation in

Ranque Hilsch Tube and


applications in modern mass
production technology

Shailendra Singh

Spot Cooling and Vortex Tube


Spot cooling is the process of

decreasing the surface temperature


of any workpiece at particular
region or space upto operating
temperature of equipments.
Its
development
ensured
compactness, reliability, and low
equipment costs besides cooling at
confined locations.
Spot cooling devices the Vortex
Tube is one of them. Vortex Tube
generates cold and hot air from
compressed
air
when
passed
through a spin chamber ,using no
moving parts.

Working of Vortex Tube


1.Compressed
2.These
nozzles
air,
set
normally
the
in
atallows
vortex
80-100PSIG(5.5.3.A
valve
at
one
end
of
the air
tube
some of the
4.
The
inner
vortex
losses
heat
and exhausts
6.9Bar),
motion.This
is escape.What
injected
spinning
tangentially
stream
of
through
air turnsheads
a
warm
air to
does
not
escape,
through
the
other
end
as
cold
air.
back
down passes
the tubedown
as a second
inside
the
generator(nozzle)
90eand
into
the
the Vortex
hotvortex
tube
Spin
in
form
chamber
of low
a
pressure
of the larger
spinningarea
shell,similar
to vortex.
a tornado.
COMPRESSED
AIR SUPPLY
VORTEX
SPIN
CHAMBER
COLD
AIR

CONTRO
L VALVE

HOT
AIR