Control Temperature And Flow In A Vortex Tube


Vortex Tubes, Vortex Tubes Spot Cooling, Hand Adjustments Control Temperature And Flow in a Vortex Tube with our optional hand adjustment for when the convenience of using only your hand is required, instead of a screwdriver. Available in two sizes


Vortex Tube Information

Our Vortex Tube is a tool that can take normal compressed air and convert into two air streams. One stream is hot air and the other stream is cold air. The advantage of our vortex tube is that it has no moving parts, which translates into no maintenance. The cold air can be adjusted down to -50º Fahrenheit, and the hot side can be adjusted up to a temperature of 250º Fahrenheit.

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Advantages Of The Hand Adjustable Temperature And Flow Control Vortex Tube:

  • easy adjustment - no screwdriver needed
  • driven by air, not electricity
  • small and lightweight
  • Low cost compared to others
  • Maintenance free operation
  • Adjustable temperature range


How The Hand Adjustable Temperature And Flow Control Vortex Tube Works

The liquid is cooled by means of a small vortex tube that uses around 5 SCFM (142 SLPM) at a maximum of 50 psig (3.5 bar). Pressure can be adjusted up or down slightly to avoid freezing of the liquid or to get a colder temperature.

An adjusting screw controls the level of mist required. Liquid is siphoned into the unit using a long plastic tube connected to the main unit. A heavy duty removable magnet secures the Sub-Zero Tool Cooling Mist System onto a machine. The magnet can also be removed and mounting holes may be used to secure the mist system.

All you need is the liquid to cool and/or lubricate and a small amount of filtered (clean) compressed air at 50 psig (3.5 bar). No electrical components, no expensive pumps or moving parts except for the adjusting screw assures long life and maintenance free operation.

 

Specifications Of The Hand Adjustable Temperature And Flow Control Vortex Tube

Model #
SCFM @100 PSIG inlet
(SLPM @ 6.9 BAR inlet)
for Maximum Cooling:
Btu/hr. at 100 PSIG
(Watts at 6.9 BAR)
Size
52002H
2
(57)
145
(42)
small
52004H
4
(113)
290
(85)
small
52008H
8
(227)
580
(170)
small
52010H
10
(283)
730
(214)
small
52015H
15
(425)
1100
(322)
small
52025H
25
(708)
1800
(527)
small
52030H
30
(850)
2100
(615)
small
52040H
40
(1133)
2900
(849)
small


Approximate temperature drops (and rises) from inlet air temperature produced by a vortex tube set at various cold fractions. Assume constant inlet pressure and temperature.

Temperature drop of cold air,
°F (ºC) in blue
Temperature rise of hot air,
°F (ºC) in red
Pressure Supply
Cold Fraction %
PSIG (BAR)
20
30
40
50
60
70
80
20 (1.4)
62 (34)
60 (33)
56 (31)
51 (28)
44 (24)
36 (20)
28 (16)
15 (8)
25 (14)
36 (20)
50 (28)
64 (26)
83 (46)
107 (59)
40 (2.8)
88 (48)
85 (46)
80 (42)
73 (39)
63 (34)
52 (28)
38 (20)
21 (11)
35 (18)
52 (28)
71 (38)
92 (50)
117 (62)
147 (80)
60 (4.1)
104 (57)
100 (55)
93 (51)
84 (46)
73 (40)
60 (33)
46 (25)
24 (14)
40 (22)
59 (33)
80 (44)
104 (57)
132 (73)
166 (92)
80 (5.5)
115 (63)
110 (62)
102 (56)
92 (51)
80 (45)
66 (36)
50 (28)
25 (14)
43 (24)
63 (35)
86 (47)
113 (63)
143 (80)
180 (100)
100 (6.9)
123 (68)
118 (65)
110 (61)
100 (55)
86 (48)
71 (39)
54 (30)
26 (14)
45 (25)
67 (37)
90 (50)
119 (66)
151 (84)
191 (106)
120 (8.4)
129 (72)
124 (69)
116 (64)
104 (58)
91 (50)
74 (41)
55 (31)
 
26 (14)
46 (26)
69 (38)
94 (52)
123 (68)
156 (86)
195 (108)

 

Part No. Description
   

52002H

Small Vortex tube with Generator, hand adjustable hot end muffler assembly

52004H

Small Vortex tube with Generator, hand adjustable hot end muffler assembly

52008H

Small Vortex tube with Generator, hand adjustable hot end muffler assembly

52010H

Medium Vortex tube with Generator, hand adjustable hot end muffler assembly

52015H

Medium Vortex tube with Generator, hand adjustable hot end muffler assembly

52025H

Medium Vortex tube with Generator, hand adjustable hot end muffler assembly

52030H

Medium Vortex tube with Generator, hand adjustable hot end muffler assembly

52040H

Medium Vortex tube with Generator, hand adjustable hot end muffler assembly

53002H

Small Vortex tube with Generator, hand adjustable hot end muffler assembly + cold muffler

53004H

Small Vortex tube with Generator, hand adjustable hot end muffler assembly+ cold muffler

53008H

Small Vortex tube with Generator, hand adjustable hot end muffler assembly+ cold muffler

53010H

Medium Vortex tube with Generator, hand adjustable hot end muffler assembly + cold muffler

53015H

Medium Vortex tube with Generator, hand adjustable hot end muffler assembly + cold muffler

53025H

Medium Vortex tube with Generator, hand adjustable hot end muffler assembly + cold muffler

53030H

Medium Vortex tube with Generator, hand adjustable hot end muffler assembly+ cold muffler

53040H

Medium Vortex tube with Generator, hand adjustable hot end muffler assembly + cold muffler

53002HS

Small Vortex tube with Gen., hand adj. hot end muffler assembly + cold muffler + single point hose kit

53004HS

Small Vortex tube with Gen., hand adj. hot end muffler assembly + cold muffler + single point hose kit

53008HS

Small Vortex tube with Gen., hand adj. hot end muffler assembly + cold muffler + single point hose kit

53010HS

Medium Vortex tube with Gen., hand adj. hot end muffler assembly + cold muffler + single point hose kit

53015HS

Medium Vortex tube with Gen., hand adj. hot end muffler assembly + cold muffler + single point hose kit

53025HS

Medium Vortex tube with Gen., hand adj. hot end muffler assembly + cold muffler + single point hose kit

53030HS

Medium Vortex tube with Gen., hand adj. hot end muffler assembly + cold muffler + single point hose kit

53040HS

Medium Vortex tube with Gen., hand adj. hot end muffler assembly + cold muffler + single point hose kit

   

53010HD

Medium Vortex tube with Gen., hand adj. hot end muffler assembly + cold muffler + dual point hose kit

53015HD

Medium Vortex tube with Gen., hand adj. hot end muffler assembly + cold muffler + dual point hose kit

53025HD

Medium Vortex tube with Gen., hand adj. hot end muffler assembly + cold muffler + dual point hose kit

53030HD

Medium Vortex tube with Gen., hand adj. hot end muffler assembly + cold muffler + dual point hose kit

53040HD

Medium Vortex tube with Gen., hand adj. hot end muffler assembly + cold muffler + dual point hose kit

52002HS

Small Vortex tube with Gen., hand adj. hot end muffler assembly + single point hose kit

52004HS

Small Vortex tube with Gen., hand adj. hot end muffler assembly + single point hose kit

52008HS

Small Vortex tube with Gen., hand adj. hot end muffler assembly + single point hose kit

52010HS

Medium Vortex tube with Gen., hand adj. hot end muffler assembly + single point hose kit

52015HS

Medium Vortex tube with Gen., hand adj. hot end muffler assembly + single point hose kit

52025HS

Medium Vortex tube with Gen., hand adj. hot end muffler assembly + single point hose kit

52030HS

Medium Vortex tube with Gen., hand adj. hot end muffler assembly + single point hose kit

52040HS

Medium Vortex tube with Gen., hand adj. hot end muffler assembly + single point hose kit

52010HD

Medium Vortex tube with Gen., hand adj. hot end muffler assembly + dual point hose kit

52015HD

Medium Vortex tube with Gen., hand adj. hot end muffler assembly + single point hose kit

52025HD

Medium Vortex tube with Gen., hand adj. hot end muffler assembly + single point hose kit

52030HD

Medium Vortex tube with Gen., hand adj. hot end muffler assembly + single point hose kit

52040HD

Medium Vortex tube with Gen., hand adj. hot end muffler assembly + single point hose kit

 

To convert a standard vortex tube into a hand adjustable version:

55008

Hand turning adjustable hot end only c/w muffler for medium and Small vortex tube

 

Vortex Tube ApplicationsApplications

  • Cool electronic and electrical controls
  • Cool machine operations/tooling
  • Cool CCTV cameras
  • Set hot melt adhesives
  • Cool soldered parts
  • Cool gas samples
  • Cool heat seals
  • Cooling environmental chambers

 

 

Dimensions

Vortex Tubes, Vortex Tubes Spot Cooling, Hand Adjustments

Vortex Tubes, Vortex Tubes Spot Cooling, Hand Adjustments

Vortex Tubes, Vortex Tubes Spot Cooling, Hand Adjustments

Vortex Tubes, Vortex Tubes Spot Cooling, Hand Adjustments

Vortex Tubes, Vortex Tubes Spot Cooling, Hand Adjustments

Vortex Tubes, Vortex Tubes Spot Cooling, Hand Adjustments

Vortex Tubes, Vortex Tubes Spot Cooling, Hand Adjustments

Vortex Tubes, Vortex Tubes Spot Cooling, Hand Adjustments

 

Setting Flow and Temperature in Vortex Tube/Hilsch Tube:

The hand adjustable knob at the hot air outlet sets the flow rate and temperature at the cold end. The more air let out at the hot end reduces the cold air flowing and the cold air temperature at the cold end. Close the valve at the hot end and you increase the cold air flow at the cold end as well as the air temperature at the cold end. The percentage of total input air to the vortex tubes that is directed to the cold end is the "cold fraction". A cold fraction of 60% to 80% produces the optimum refrigeration. See the chart below which indicates the temperature "rise" at the hot end and temperature "drop" at the cold end of a vortex tubes at various input pressures and "cold Fraction" setting.

A muffler is incorporated into the hot end hand adjustable system. A cold end muffler is available for the cold as well.

 

 

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