Flow instabilities in a horizontal thermosyphon reboiler loop
Agunlejika, Ezekiel O. and Langston, Paul and Azzopardi, Barry J. and Hewakandamby, Buddhika N. (2016) Flow instabilities in a horizontal thermosyphon reboiler loop. Experimental Thermal and Fluid Science, 78 . pp. 90-99. ISSN 0894-1777
Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.expthermflusci.2016.05.013
Thermosyphon systems have been the subject of several studies due to instability issues negating their attractive high heat fluxes, low temperature gradients requirement, reduced weight and simple, pump-less system. There is a dearth of design data for horizontal thermosyphons hence the transient behaviour of a horizontal thermosyphon reboiler loop has been studied experimentally here. Most studies here have explored and defined geysering instability in single and parallel vertical columns with closed bottom end. This study presents geysering detected in 51 mm riser of a horizontal thermosyphon reboiler.
Actions (Archive Staff Only)