Study on the critical conditions of ice formation for a continuous ice making system in a cooling pipe

Hideo Inaba, Dong Won Lee, Akihiko Horibe

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Abstract

This paper deals with a continuous ice making method which could be used to provide an ice storage system using off-peak electricity during nighttime. The critical condition for an ice blockage to occur in the cooling tube has been examined in terms of the concentration of water-propylene glycol solution and thermo-hydraulic operating parameters. The results obtained show that nondimensional correlation equations for the critical condition have been derived as a function of thermo-hydraulic parameters in the laminar and the turbulent flow regions. The equations can be used to predict whether an ice making system is operating in a continuous ice making condition or is in the ice blocking phase.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)74-83
Number of pages10
JournalHeat Transfer - Asian Research
Volume27
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1998

Keywords

  • Ice production
  • Phase change
  • Pipe flow

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Fluid Flow and Transfer Processes

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