Posted by grasshopper on December 27, 2009, 3:25 am
looks like compact heat exchangers are gaining more and more
popularity. any recommendations about choosing a manufacturer? how
about Brazetek brazed plate heat exchangers manufacturer? http://www.brazetek.com
Posted by zoe_lithoi on February 23, 2010, 3:41 am
How about used carborators from the junk yard?
Posted by Jean Marc on February 23, 2010, 7:16 am
/How about used carborators from the junk yard?
You mean carburators ?
I do not see how they can be used as heat exchangers. A heat exchanger
offers a large area to the working fluids...
Posted by zoe_lithoi on February 24, 2010, 3:40 am
On Feb 22, 11:16pm, "Jean Marc" <jean-marc.brun> wrote:
Nope, I meant radiator!!!!
A radiator is a water to air heat exchanger! It has lots of small
tubes with fins, i.e. it has lots of surface area.
Perhaps the original poster was referring to a liquid to liquid heat
If so, you submerge a radiator in a 55 gallon drum of liquid and run 2
hoses to the radiator..
You can see some discussions on it here:
Posted by phorbin on February 24, 2010, 12:27 pm
zoe_lithoi meant radiators.
...and zoe, it looks like a good, recycling idea but car radiators are
designed to transfer heat to air and what's under discussion is fluid to
fluid heat exchange.
You could jerry-rig a way to create a fluid to fluid heat exchange with
car radiators and get the job done but it wouldn't be as tidy as a unit
specific to the task.
That said, cheap is cheap.