heat exchangers technologies

2-circuit heat exchanger

A 2-circuit heat exchanger consists of two different fluids, each flowing through separate passages. One fluid is hotter and transfers its heat to the colder fluid, allowing it to be cooled down. The fluids flow in a countercurrent manner to ensure more efficient heat transfer.

The various fluids include: Helium, H2O (water), Xenon, Nitrogen, Krypton, CH4 (methane), Oxygen, Glycol water, Hydrogen, Air, and Oil.

3-circuit heat exchanger

A 3-circuit heat exchanger facilitates the transfer of heat between 3 different fluids. Each of the fluids flows through separate channels, allowing heat to be transferred from fluid C to fluids A and B through the walls via conduction and thermal convection. Fluid C exits the exchanger colder than when it entered.

The various fluids include: Helium, Xenon, Krypton, Nitrogen, Oxygen.

Heat pipe

A heat pipe is a sealed tube that enables the transfer of heat over long distances, from point A to point B, through the fluid it contains called the ‘working fluid’.

The heat pipe utilizes two phase-change principles of matter: condensation and evaporation. The enclosed fluid transitions from a gaseous state to a liquid state.

Thermal shield

The thermal shroud can be likened to a barrier that  protects equipment from extreme temperatures.

The thermal shroud is made of stainless steel and is composed of a fluid that helps to regulate temperature differences and/or redistributes heat, or even directly absorbs it.