Accession Number : ADD008331

Title :   Liquid Hydrocarbon-Fueled Thermo-Electric Generator with Counter-Flow Type Regenerative Heat Exchanger.

Descriptive Note : Patent,

Corporate Author : DEPARTMENT OF THE ARMY WASHINGTON DC

Personal Author(s) : Guazzoni,Guido ; Herchakowski,Andrew

Report Date : 19 Aug 1980

Pagination or Media Count : 6

Abstract : An air-to-air heat exchanger, comprising an array of stainless steel tubings arranged in a three-fold pass, is connected to the outlet of the combustion chamber of a liquid hydrocarbon-fueled, thermoelectric generator. Air enters the heat exchanger at the ambient temperature and is pre-heated up to 500 C. At the same time, the temperature of the gases leaving the combustion chamber is reduced from 700 C. to only 200 C. This pre-heating of the air reduces fuel consumption, increases efficiency and makes it more difficult to detect the generator by means of its infrared signature. (Author)

Descriptors :   *Patents, *Thermoelectric power generation, *Heat exchangers, Inventions, Regenerative cooling, Reduction, Fuel consumption, Infrared signatures, Exhaust gases, Hydrocarbons, Fuels

Subject Categories : Electric Power Production and Distribution
      Air Condition, Heating, Lighting & Ventilating

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE