Global Patent Index - EP 2564144 A2

EP 2564144 A2 20130306 - HEAT EXCHANGER

Title (en)

HEAT EXCHANGER

Title (de)

WÄRMETAUSCHER

Title (fr)

ÉCHANGEUR THERMIQUE

Publication

EP 2564144 A2 20130306 (EN)

Application

EP 11721636 A 20110419

Priority

  • GB 201006863 A 20100426
  • GB 2011050775 W 20110419

Abstract (en)

[origin: GB2479867A] A heat exchanger 10 for condensing a vapour to a condensate has a first heat exchanging chamber 11 and a second heat: exchanging chamber 12, and may be separated from each other by a separation plate 21. An array of heat pipes 25 are arranged to extend from within the first heat exchanging chamber to within the second heat exchanging chamber, and provide heat transfer between chambers. The first heat exchanging chamber has an inlet 15 for receiving a coolant into the chamber and an outlet 16 through which the coolant can exit the first chamber, and the coolant is arranged to pass over at least a portion of the heat pipes in the chamber. The second heat exchanging chamber has an inlet 19 for receiving a vapour into the chamber, and an outlet 23 through which the condensate can exit the second chamber after cooling from passing over the heat pipe array. The heat pipes include fins 28, 29, and these may be arranged in a helical path around the heat pipe/pipes.

IPC 8 full level

F28D 15/02 (2006.01); F28F 1/36 (2006.01); F28F 9/22 (2006.01)

CPC (source: EP GB)

B01D 1/08 (2013.01 - EP); F28B 1/00 (2013.01 - EP); F28D 15/0275 (2013.01 - EP GB); F28F 1/36 (2013.01 - EP); F28F 9/22 (2013.01 - EP); F28F 2215/04 (2013.01 - EP)

Citation (search report)

See references of WO 2011135334A2

Designated contracting state (EPC)

AL AT BE BG CH CY CZ DE DK EE ES FI FR GB GR HR HU IE IS IT LI LT LU LV MC MK MT NL NO PL PT RO RS SE SI SK SM TR

DOCDB simple family (publication)

GB 201006863 D0 20100609; GB 2479867 A 20111102; GB 2479867 B 20160302; EP 2564144 A2 20130306; US 2013075064 A1 20130328; WO 2011135334 A2 20111103; WO 2011135334 A3 20120112

DOCDB simple family (application)

GB 201006863 A 20100426; EP 11721636 A 20110419; GB 2011050775 W 20110419; US 201113643685 A 20110419