Patent Number: 6,192,975

Title: Heat exchanger

Abstract: First heat-transfer plates S1 and second heat-transfer plates S2 are radially arranged between a larger diameter cylindrical-shaped outer casing 6 and a smaller diameter cylindrical-shaped inner casing 7 to form combustion gas passages 4 and air passages 5 alternately in a circumferential direction, and a multiplicity of projections 22, 23 formed on both surfaces of the first heat-transfer plates S1 and second heat-transfer plates S2 are jointed to one another at tip ends thereof. Pitches P between adjacent projections 22, 23 are changed in a radial direction to make the number of heat transfer units substantially constant in a radial direction to uniformize temperature distributions on the first heat-transfer plates S1 and second heat-transfer plates S2 in the radial direction, thereby avoiding a decrease in heat exchanging efficiency and generation of unwanted thermal stress.

Inventors: Yanai; Hideyuki (Wako, JP), Tsunoda; Tadashi (Wako, JP), Endou; Tsuneo (Wako, JP), Wakayama; Tokiyuki (Wako, JP)

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International Classification: F28F 3/00 (20060101); F28D 9/00 (20060101); F28F 3/04 (20060101); F28D 001/02 (); F28F 013/00 (); F28F 003/00 ()

Expiration Date: 02/27/2013