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Phase-Change Heat-Storage ModuleHeat-storage module accommodates momentary heating or cooling overload in pumped-liquid heat-transfer system. Large heat-storage capacity of module provided by heat of fusion of material that freezes at or near temperature desired to maintain object to be heated or cooled. Module involves relatively small penalties in weight, cost, and size and more than compensates by enabling design of rest of system to handle only average load. Latent heat of fusion of phase-change material provides large heat-storage capacity in small volume.
Document ID
19890000199
Document Type
Other - NASA Tech Brief
Authors
Mulligan, James C. (Triangle Research and Development Corp.)
Date Acquired
August 14, 2013
Publication Date
April 1, 1989
Publication Information
Publication: NASA Tech Briefs
Volume: 13
Issue: 4
ISSN: 0145-319X
Subject Category
MACHINERY
Report/Patent Number
MFS-26071
Distribution Limits
Public
Copyright
Work of the US Gov. Public Use Permitted.