Exhaust Heat Recovery Heat Exchanger

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Navy
Contract: N00014-11-M-0222
Agency Tracking Number: N111-078-1678
Amount: $79,992.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2011
Solicitation Year: 2011
Solicitation Topic Code: N111-078
Solicitation Number: 2011.1
Small Business Information
780 Eden Road, Lancaster, PA, -
DUNS: 055625685
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Technical Advisor
 (717) 569-6551
Business Contact
 Nelson Gernert
Title: V.P. Engineerng and Techn
Phone: (717) 519-5817
Email: n.j.gernert@thermacore.com
Research Institution
The usage of Brazed Plate Heat exchanger is the key component for this SBIR. By utilizing the large amount of heat transfer surface area that a Brazed Plate Heat Exchanger provide, it will minimize the overall size of the heat exchanger system. The goal is to have the heat exchanger operate without failure due to thermal shock, corrosion, or fouling as hot gas enters the system between 500 to 1200F and interacting with non-aqueous liquid coolant at 60 to 130F. The design and development of the brazed plate heat exchanger will revolve around developing new grove pattern on the plate, incorporate a double plate design for thermal shock, and develop a thermal resistance that is built into the system, selection of material to prevent fouling and corrosion.

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