Accession Number : AD0813913

Title :   TESTING OF LIQUID-METAL BOILERS FOR RANKINE-CYCLE POWER SYSTEMS. VOLUME II. TEST DATA.

Descriptive Note : Technical rept. Oct 64-Sep 66,

Corporate Author : GARRETT CORP PHOENIX AZ AIRESEARCH MFG DIV

Personal Author(s) : Collins, R. A. ; Boppart, J. A. ; Berenson, P. J.

Report Date : APR 1967

Pagination or Media Count : 590

Abstract : Two multitube potassium boilers were designed, built, and tested in a 400 thermal kilowatt heat transfer loop. The first boiler was a 19-tube (1/4-inch inside diameter), tube and shell boiler with sodium as the heating fluid in the shell and potassium in the tubes. The second was similar, with 12-tubes of 3/8-inch inside diameter inside the same shell. The nominal design points for the two boilers were common. Both units were a 10 percent power module of a boiler designed for a 300-kwe space power system. Performance of both boilers included exit conditions of 40 percent quality to 150 F superheat and both parallel flow and counter flow operation. (Author)

Descriptors :   *RANKINE CYCLE), (*BOILERS, LIQUID METALS, POTASSIUM, SURFACE TEMPERATURE, TEMPERATURE, EXPERIMENTAL DATA, TABLES(DATA), PRESSURE.

Subject Categories : Air Condition, Heating, Lighting & Ventilating

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE