Vortex tubes produce up to 6000 BTU/hr (1757 watts) of refrigeration and temperatures as low as -40 deg to solve a variety of industrial spot cooling and process cooling needs. With no moving parts, a vortex tube is highly reliable and inexpensive; and requires no electrical connection at the cooling site. Vortex tubes cool instantly, relying on compressed air spinning in the tube to separate the air into cold and hot air streams.
Vortex tubes are a compact source of refrigeration and cooling, with models ranging from 6 – 13 inches (150 – 330 mm) long and cooling capacities ranging from 100 – 6000 BTU/hour (29 – 1757 watts). Vortex tube performance is easily adjustable by changing the inlet air pressure, ratio of cool air to exhaust or by changing the generator in the tube itself. And while normally used for cooling, vortex tubes can also be used for heating applications, merely by channeling the exhaust hot air to the application.
Vortex tube technology was invented by French physicist Georges Ranque in 1930, and first developed for industrial use by Vortec in the 1960s. See how it works. Since then, vortex tubes have been applied for a wide range of cooling applications on machines, assembly lines, in processes and for testing and measurements.
|Material of Construction||Brass/Stainless Steel||Brass/Stainless Steel||Brass/Stainless Steel||Aluminum|
|Inlet, inch, NPT||1/8||1/8||1/8||1/4|
|Cooling Capacity (BTU/hr)||100||200||400||640|
|Air Consumption @ 100 psig (scfm)||2||4||8||11|
|Inlet, Female or Male||F||F||F||F|
|Material of Construction||Aluminum||Aluminum||Stainless Steel||Stainless Steel|
|Inlet, inch, NPT||1/4||1/4||1/4||1/4|
|Cooling Capacity (BTU/hr)||900||1500||640||900|
|Air Consumption @ 100 psig (scfm)||15||25||11||15|
|Inlet, Female or Male||F||F||M||M|
|Material of Construction||Stainless Steel||Aluminum||Aluminum/Brass|
|Inlet, inch, NPT||1/4||1/4||1/2|
|Cooling Capacity (BTU/hr)||1500||2650||6000|
|Air Consumption @ 100 psig (scfm)||25||35||100|
|Inlet, Female or Male||M||F||M|
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