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Finned tube with vortex generators for a heat exchanger

United States Patent

December 20, 2005
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A system for and method of manufacturing a finned tube for a heat exchanger is disclosed herein. A continuous fin strip is provided with at one pair of vortex generators. A tube is rotated and linearly displaced while the continuous fin strip with vortex generators is spirally wrapped around the tube.
Sohal; Manohar S. (Idaho Falls, ID), O'Brien; James E. (Idaho Falls, ID)
Battelle Energy Alliance, LLC (Idaho Falls, ID)
10/ 901,268
July 27, 2004
CONTRACTUAL ORIGIN OF THE INVENTION This invention was made with United States Government support under contract number DE-AC07-99ID13727, awarded by the United States Department of Energy. The United States Government has certain rights to the invention.