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1. WO2020069563 - APPARATUS POWERED BY COMPRESSED FLUID

Publication Number WO/2020/069563
Publication Date 09.04.2020
International Application No. PCT/AU2019/051048
International Filing Date 27.09.2019
IPC
F25B 9/04 2006.01
FMECHANICAL ENGINEERING; LIGHTING; HEATING; WEAPONS; BLASTING
25REFRIGERATION OR COOLING; COMBINED HEATING AND REFRIGERATION SYSTEMS; HEAT PUMP SYSTEMS; MANUFACTURE OR STORAGE OF ICE; LIQUEFACTION OR SOLIDIFICATION OF GASES
BREFRIGERATION MACHINES, PLANTS, OR SYSTEMS; COMBINED HEATING AND REFRIGERATION SYSTEMS; HEAT PUMP SYSTEMS
9Compression machines, plant, or systems, in which the refrigerant is air or other gas of low boiling point
02using Joule-Thompson effect; using vortex effect
04using vortex effect
H01L 35/30 2006.01
HELECTRICITY
01BASIC ELECTRIC ELEMENTS
LSEMICONDUCTOR DEVICES; ELECTRIC SOLID STATE DEVICES NOT OTHERWISE PROVIDED FOR
35Thermoelectric devices comprising a junction of dissimilar materials, i.e. exhibiting Seebeck or Peltier effect with or without other thermoelectric effects or thermomagnetic effects; Processes or apparatus specially adapted for the manufacture or treatment thereof or of parts thereof; Details thereof
28operating with Peltier or Seebeck effect only
30characterised by the heat-exchanging means at the junction
CPC
E21B 41/0085
EFIXED CONSTRUCTIONS
21EARTH DRILLING; MINING
BEARTH DRILLING, e.g. DEEP DRILLING
41Equipment or details not covered by groups E21B15/00 - E21B40/00
0085Adaptations of electric power generating means for use in boreholes
E21F 3/00
EFIXED CONSTRUCTIONS
21EARTH DRILLING; MINING
FSAFETY DEVICES, TRANSPORT, FILLING-UP, RESCUE, VENTILATION, OR DRAINING IN OR OF MINES OR TUNNELS
3Cooling or drying of air
F25B 9/004
FMECHANICAL ENGINEERING; LIGHTING; HEATING; WEAPONS; BLASTING
25REFRIGERATION OR COOLING; COMBINED HEATING AND REFRIGERATION SYSTEMS; HEAT PUMP SYSTEMS; MANUFACTURE OR STORAGE OF ICE; LIQUEFACTION SOLIDIFICATION OF GASES
BREFRIGERATION MACHINES, PLANTS OR SYSTEMS; COMBINED HEATING AND REFRIGERATION SYSTEMS; HEAT-PUMP SYSTEMS
9Compression machines, plant, or systems, in which the refrigerant is air or other gas of low boiling point
002characterised by the refrigerant
004the refrigerant being air
F25B 9/04
FMECHANICAL ENGINEERING; LIGHTING; HEATING; WEAPONS; BLASTING
25REFRIGERATION OR COOLING; COMBINED HEATING AND REFRIGERATION SYSTEMS; HEAT PUMP SYSTEMS; MANUFACTURE OR STORAGE OF ICE; LIQUEFACTION SOLIDIFICATION OF GASES
BREFRIGERATION MACHINES, PLANTS OR SYSTEMS; COMBINED HEATING AND REFRIGERATION SYSTEMS; HEAT-PUMP SYSTEMS
9Compression machines, plant, or systems, in which the refrigerant is air or other gas of low boiling point
02using Joule-Thompson effect; using vortex effect
04using vortex effect
H01L 35/28
HELECTRICITY
01BASIC ELECTRIC ELEMENTS
LSEMICONDUCTOR DEVICES; ELECTRIC SOLID STATE DEVICES NOT OTHERWISE PROVIDED FOR
35Thermoelectric devices comprising a junction of dissimilar materials, i.e. exhibiting Seebeck or Peltier effect with or without other thermoelectric effects or thermomagnetic effects; Processes or apparatus peculiar to the manufacture or treatment thereof or of parts thereof; Details thereof
28operating with Peltier or Seebeck effect only
H01L 35/32
HELECTRICITY
01BASIC ELECTRIC ELEMENTS
LSEMICONDUCTOR DEVICES; ELECTRIC SOLID STATE DEVICES NOT OTHERWISE PROVIDED FOR
35Thermoelectric devices comprising a junction of dissimilar materials, i.e. exhibiting Seebeck or Peltier effect with or without other thermoelectric effects or thermomagnetic effects; Processes or apparatus peculiar to the manufacture or treatment thereof or of parts thereof; Details thereof
28operating with Peltier or Seebeck effect only
32characterised by the structure or configuration of the cell or thermo-couple forming the device ; including details about, e.g., housing, insulation, geometry, module
Applicants
  • COOL MINE PTY LTD [AU]/[AU]
Inventors
  • GLEADHILL, Mark
Agents
  • COWLE, Anthony
  • BERGER, Dan
  • DAVIDSON, Geoff
  • BORG, Keith
  • JONES, Joanna
  • SMEETON, Anthony
Priority Data
201890372302.10.2018AU
Publication Language English (EN)
Filing Language English (EN)
Designated States
Title
(EN) APPARATUS POWERED BY COMPRESSED FLUID
(FR) APPAREIL ALIMENTÉ PAR UN FLUIDE COMPRIMÉ
Abstract
(EN)
An apparatus and method powered by compressed fluid, which preferably provides both air conditioning and power generation. The apparatus includes a fluid conduit of substantially elongate form (51), a helical accelerator (80), a substantially elongate distributor body (53) associated with said accelerator (80), wherein at least part of said distributor body (53) is positioned substantially coplanar to said fluid conduit (51), and a TEG device (55), positioned intermediate said fluid conduit (51) and said distributor body (53). In use, a compressed fluid (70) is supplied to an inlet (60) of said helical accelerator (80). The accelerator (80) causes the fluid (70) to form a vortex inside said distributor body (53) and thereby produce a hot fluid stream (71) and a cold fluid stream (72). The hot fluid stream (71) is directed to flow adjacent to a wall of said distributor (53) to thereby heat said distributor wall. The cold fluid stream (72) is at least partly directed to flow via said accelerator (80) to cool said fluid conduit (51), and, to cool a surrounding environment. A temperature differential is thereby created between said distributor wall and said conduit (51), to generate power in the TEG device (55).
(FR)
L'invention concerne un appareil alimenté par un fluide comprimé et son procédé, qui fournissent de préférence à la fois un conditionnement d'air et une production d'énergie. L'appareil comprend un conduit de fluide de forme sensiblement allongée (51), un accélérateur hélicoïdal (80), un corps de distributeur sensiblement allongé (53) associé audit accélérateur (80), au moins une partie dudit corps de distributeur (53) est positionné de manière sensiblement coplanaire audit conduit de fluide (51), et un dispositif TEG (55), positionné entre ledit conduit de fluide (51) et ledit corps de distributeur (53). Lors de l'utilisation, un fluide comprimé (70) est fourni à une entrée (60) dudit accélérateur hélicoïdal (80). L'accélérateur (80) amène le fluide (70) à former un tourbillon à l'intérieur dudit corps de distributeur (53) et à produire ainsi un flux de fluide chaud (71) et un flux de fluide froid (72). Le flux de fluide chaud (71) est dirigé pour s'écouler à proximité d'une paroi dudit distributeur (53) pour chauffer ainsi ladite paroi de distributeur. Le flux de fluide froid (72) est au moins partiellement dirigé pour s'écouler par l'intermédiaire dudit accélérateur (80) pour refroidir ledit conduit de fluide (51), et pour refroidir un environnement ambiant. Un différentiel de température est ainsi créé entre ladite paroi de distributeur et ledit conduit (51), ce qui permet de générer de l'énergie dans le dispositif TEG (55).
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