Performance test plan for a space station toluene heater tube

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Sundstrand Energy Systems was awarded a contract to investigate the performance capabilities of a toluene heater tube integral to a heat pipe as applied to the Organic Rankine Cycle (ORC) solar dynamic power system for the Space Station. This heat pipe is a subassembly of the heat receiver. The heat receiver, the heat absorption component of the ORC solar dynamic power system, consists of forty liquid metal heat pipes located circumferentially around the heat receiver`s outside diameter. Each heat pipe contains a toluene heater, two thermal energy storage (TES) canisters and potassium. The function of the heater tube is to ... continued below

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Parekh, M.B. October 1, 1987.

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  • Parekh, M.B. Sundstrand Energy Systems, Rockford, IL (United States)

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Sundstrand Energy Systems was awarded a contract to investigate the performance capabilities of a toluene heater tube integral to a heat pipe as applied to the Organic Rankine Cycle (ORC) solar dynamic power system for the Space Station. This heat pipe is a subassembly of the heat receiver. The heat receiver, the heat absorption component of the ORC solar dynamic power system, consists of forty liquid metal heat pipes located circumferentially around the heat receiver`s outside diameter. Each heat pipe contains a toluene heater, two thermal energy storage (TES) canisters and potassium. The function of the heater tube is to heat the supercritical toluene to the required turbine inlet temperature. During the orbit of the space station, the heat receiver and thereby the heat pipe and heater tube will be subjected to variable heat input. The design of the heater must be such that it can accommodate the thermal and hydraulic variations that will be imposed upon it.

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Medium: P; Size: 31 p.

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OSTI as DE98005000

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  • Other Information: PBD: 1 Oct 1987

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  • Other: DE98005000
  • Report No.: LA-SUB--95-71-Pt.2
  • Grant Number: W-7405-ENG-36
  • DOI: 10.2172/672147 | External Link
  • Office of Scientific & Technical Information Report Number: 672147
  • Archival Resource Key: ark:/67531/metadc709338

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  • October 1, 1987

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Parekh, M.B. Performance test plan for a space station toluene heater tube, report, October 1, 1987; New Mexico. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc709338/: accessed October 15, 2018), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.