Planned Heat Exchanger Test Loop

CapabilitiesHeat Exchanger 1

  • 500 kW Heaters (Elec.)
  • 500 kW Gas Cooler
  • Unbalanced flows
  • Dedicated system accepts novel mixtures and additives

Facility Goal

  • Provide testing capability for 1 MW-scale commercial and prototype heat exchangers used at any position in current and future Brayton layouts

Path Forward to Commercialization

What we are going to doHeat Exchanger 2

  • The bow of the ship approach for upcoming technical issues:
  • Corrosion
  • Performance
  • Testing

This is how

  • Heat exchanger test loop
  • Address technical issues
  • Low cost testing
  • DOE cost share with industry for new heat exchanger concepts