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1. US20200182191 - Exhaust Gas Heat Recovery System

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1. An exhaust gas heat recovery (EGHR) system, comprising:
a housing assembly including first and second shells defining an inlet, an outlet, and a first exhaust gas passageway in fluid communication with the inlet and the outlet;
a heat exchanger assembly at least partially defining a second exhaust gas passageway in fluid communication with the inlet and the outlet and including a heat exchanger core having a working fluid circulating therein, the working fluid being in thermal communication with exhaust gas in the second exhaust gas passageway; and
a valve assembly disposed within the housing assembly and including a valve shaft and a valve plate attached to the valve shaft, the valve plate rotatable between a first position whereat exhaust gas flow through the first exhaust gas passageway is allowed and exhaust gas flow through the second exhaust gas passageway is prevented, the valve plate being rotatable to a second position whereat exhaust gas flow through the second exhaust gas passageway is allowed and exhaust gas flow through the first exhaust gas passageway is prevented, wherein the first and second shells are attached to each other at a joint, an axis of the valve shaft being positioned at the joint of the first and second shells.
2. The EGHR system of claim 1, wherein the heat exchanger assembly includes end cones that are disposed at opposing ends of the heat exchanger core and attached to the first shell of the housing assembly.
3. The EGHR system of claim 2, wherein a gap exists between the heat exchanger assembly and the first shell.
4. The EGHR system of claim 1, wherein the first and second shells cooperate to define openings at opposing sides of the housing assembly.
5. The EGHR system of claim 4, wherein the valve assembly includes a valve housing having trunnions at opposing sides thereof, and wherein the trunnions extend through the openings at the opposing sides of the housing assembly.
6. The EGHR system of claim 5, wherein the trunnions are attached to the first and second shells at the joint.
7. The EGHR system of claim 6, wherein a cavity extends at least partially through each trunnion, and wherein a ring and a bushing are disposed on opposing ends of the valve shaft and within the cavity.
8. The EGHR system of claim 7, wherein a cap is disposed within the cavity, adjacent to the ring and sealingly engaged with the trunnion.
9. The EGHR system of claim 8, further comprising an actuator assembly attached the valve shaft and mounted to the housing assembly.
10. The EGHR system of claim 1, wherein a first indentation is formed in the second shell and extends into the first exhaust gas passageway, and a second indentation is formed in the first shell and extends into the first exhaust gas passageway, the first and second indentations providing a thermal stress relief.
11. The EGHR system of claim 1, wherein the first and second shells overlap one another at the joint.
12. The EGHR system of claim 1, wherein an edge of the first shell and an edge of the second shell contact the valve assembly at the joint of the first and second shells.
13. An exhaust gas heat recovery (EGHR) system, comprising:
a housing assembly defining an inlet, an outlet, and a first exhaust gas passageway in fluid communication with the inlet and the outlet;
a heat exchanger assembly at least partially defining a second exhaust gas passageway in fluid communication with the inlet and the outlet and including a heat exchanger core having a working fluid circulating therein, the working fluid being in thermal communication with exhaust gas in the second exhaust gas passageway;
a valve assembly disposed within the housing assembly and including a valve housing and a valve plate, the valve housing attached to the housing assembly, the valve plate rotatable between a first position allowing exhaust gas flow through the first exhaust gas passageway, and a second position allowing exhaust gas flow through the second exhaust gas passageway and preventing exhaust gas flow through the first exhaust gas passageway; and
a baffle extending from an inner surface of the housing assembly into the first exhaust gas passageway and defining an opening, wherein the valve plate is sealingly engaged with the valve housing when in the second position and sealingly engaged with the baffle when in the first position.
14. The EGHR system of claim 13, wherein the valve housing includes a valve seat that is attached to the housing assembly and defines a rectangular-shaped opening.
15. The EGHR system of claim 14, wherein the valve plate includes a curved first portion and a second portion extending from the first portion, and wherein the first portion is attached to a diametrical surface of a valve shaft.
16. The EGHR system of claim 15, wherein a first pad is attached to a first surface of the second portion of the valve plate and is sealingly engaged with the baffle along a periphery of the opening when the valve plate is in the first position.
17. The EGHR system of claim 16, wherein a second pad is attached to a second surface of the second portion of the valve plate opposite the first surface, and wherein the second pad has a larger surface area than the first pad and is sealingly engaged with the valve seat along a periphery of the opening when the valve plate is in the second position.
18. The EGHR system of claim 17, wherein the valve plate and the first and seconds pads extend parallel to a longitudinal axis of the housing assembly when the valve plate is in the first position.
19. The EGHR system of claim 13, wherein the valve plate is sealingly engaged with the baffle downstream of the heat exchanger assembly when the valve plate is in the first position such that fluid flow downstream of the heat exchanger assembly through the second exhaust passageway is reduced.
20. An exhaust gas heat recovery (EGHR) system, comprising:
a housing assembly defining an inlet, an outlet, and a first exhaust gas passageway in fluid communication with the inlet and the outlet;
a heat exchanger assembly partially defining a second exhaust gas passageway in fluid communication with the inlet and the outlet and including a heat exchanger core having a working fluid circulating therein, the working fluid being in thermal communication with exhaust gas in the second exhaust gas passageway;
a valve assembly disposed within the housing assembly and including a valve shaft and a valve plate attached to the valve shaft, the valve plate rotatable about an axis of the valve shaft between a first position allowing exhaust gas flow through the first exhaust gas passageway, and a second position allowing exhaust gas flow through the second exhaust gas passageway and preventing exhaust gas flow through the first exhaust gas passageway; and
an actuator assembly coupled to the housing assembly and including a spring and an actuator, the spring being drivingly coupled at one end to the actuator and at an opposite end to the valve shaft, the actuator being adapted to rotate the valve plate between the first and second positions via the spring and the valve shaft.