Skip to Content
Find More Like This
Return to Search

Shape optimized headers and methods of manufacture thereof

United States Patent

8,573,252
November 5, 2013
View the Complete Patent at the US Patent & Trademark Office
Disclosed herein is a shape optimized header comprising a shell that is operative for collecting a fluid; wherein an internal diameter and/or a wall thickness of the shell vary with a change in pressure and/or a change in a fluid flow rate in the shell; and tubes; wherein the tubes are in communication with the shell and are operative to transfer fluid into the shell. Disclosed herein is a method comprising fixedly attaching tubes to a shell; wherein the shell is operative for collecting a fluid; wherein an internal diameter and/or a wall thickness of the shell vary with a change in pressure and/or a change in a fluid flow rate in the shell; and wherein the tubes are in communication with the shell and are operative to transfer fluid into the shell.
Perrin; Ian James (North Granby, CT)
ALSTOM Technology Ltd (Baden, CH)
12/ 956,855
November 30, 2010
GOVERNMENT LICENSE RIGHTS This invention was made with government support under Contract 41175 awarded by the US Department of Energy. The government has certain rights in the invention.