Vortex Tubes (from 100 BTU/h to 6000 BTU/h)

Vortex tubes are a compact source of refrigeration and cooling, with models ranging from 6 - 13 inches long and cooling capacities ranging from 100 - 6000 BTU/hour.

Models

Model Cooling Capacity (BTU/hr) Inlet (inch) Air Consumption @ 100 psig (l/min)
106-2H-BSP 100 1/8 F BSP (GAS) 57
106-4H-BSP 200 1/8 F BSP (GAS) 113
106-8H-BSP 400 1/8 F BSP (GAS) 226
208-11H-BSP 640 1/4 F BSP (GAS) 311
208-15H-BSP 900 1/4 F BSP (GAS) 425
208-25H-BSP 1500 1/4 F BSP (GAS) 708
308-25H-BSP 2000 1/4 F BSP (GAS) 708
308-35H-BSP 2650 1/4 F BSP (GAS) 990
328-100H-BSP 6000 1/2 M BSP (GAS) 2830

Vortex Tubes reached temperatures

Cold Fraction102030405060708090
bar (PSIG)°C°C°C°C°C°C°C°C°C
1.4 (20)TD35343331282420159
TR4814202836465982
2.8 (40)TD514947444135282114
TR511192939516582122
4.1 (60)TD595856524741332516
TR613223344587393131
5.5 (80)TD666461575144362717
TR7142435486379101138
6.9 (100)TD716866615548392918
TR8142537516684107140
8.3 (120)TD747269645850413119
TR8142638526887108142
9.7 (140)TD787572676152423220
TR8162739536988109144

The table shows approximate temperature drop and rise achieved by Vortex Tubes when adjusted to various Cold Fraction. A Cold Fraction is the percentage of cold air produced versus total filtered compressed air consumed by any Vortex Tube.

Table baseline: Compressed air temperature: 21 C.

Pressure Dew Point: -56 C (dry air).

Backpressure: not to exceed 0.4 bar (5 PSIG).

TD: Temperature Drop.

TR: Temperature Rise.