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Motor frame cooling with hot liquid refrigerant and internal liquid

United States Patent Application

20050235672
A1
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This invention presents the device and method for cooling electric machines with hot liquid refrigerant in a floating refrigerant loop and using an internal liquid such as oil for enhancing the cooling effects. The electric machine cooling apparatus has at least one refrigerant tube disposed in the electric machine. The refrigerant tube is in thermal communication with the electric machine. An internal liquid is disposed inside the frame of the electric machine. The internal liquid is in thermal communication with the electric machine and at least one refrigerant tube. The refrigerant is at least partially a hot liquid refrigerant supplied from a floating refrigerant loop.
Hsu, John S. (Oak Ridge, TN), Ayers, Curtis W. (Kingston, TN), Coomer, Chester (Knoxville, TN)
11/ 113,927
April 25, 2005
[0002] This invention was made with United States Government support under Contract No. DE-AC05-00OR22725 between the United States Department of Energy and U.T. Battelle, LLC. The United States Government has certain rights in this invention.