Accession Number:

AD0731810

Title:

Vortex Tube Cooling

Descriptive Note:

Final rept.

Corporate Author:

ARMY MOBILITY EQUIPMENT RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT COMMAND FORT BELVOIR VA

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1971-09-17

Pagination or Media Count:

51.0

Abstract:

The vortex tube has been the target of intensive investigation since its invention in the 1930s. Improvements have brought it to its present level of perfection and specific uses in industry have made it a commercial off-the- shelf item. Its main uses are for spot cooling such as for a cooled suit for fire fighters. The Vortex Tubes major advantages are small size and weight, low cost, high reliability and low maintenance.

Subject Categories:

  • Air Conditioning, Heating, Lighting and Ventilating
  • Test Facilities, Equipment and Methods

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE