• I.O. Mikulionok National Technical University of Ukraine «Igor Sikorsky Kyiv Polytechnic Institute», Kyiv
Keywords: heat-exchange apparatus, polymer, plastic, classification, design


The possibility of use of the heat-exchangers in whole or in part manufactured with use of polymers and plastics is considered. Despite obvious, at first sight, inexpediency of use of polymeric materials in the heat-exchange equipment (low coefficient of heat conductivity, and also low, in comparison with metals, the strength properties of the majority of the most widespread polymers), «polymeric» heat-exchangers find application in various areas of the industry more and more surely. Classification of heat-exchange apparatuses which constructive elements are executed with use of polymeric materials is proposed. The following signs are the basis for classification: polymer type, a type of polymer meric material, type of the heat-exchange apparatus (a form of heat-exchange elements), reliance on polymeric materials in apparatuses, motion freedom of polymeric heat-exchange elements, level of assembly of a design, and also diameter of tubular elements. Critical analysis the most characteristic designs developed by domestic and foreign designers and inventors is carried out. Ref. 21, Fig. 13.

Author Biography

I.O. Mikulionok, National Technical University of Ukraine «Igor Sikorsky Kyiv Polytechnic Institute», Kyiv

Doctor of Technical Sciences


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How to Cite
Mikulionok, I. (2020). POLYMERS AND PLASTIC USE FOR THE HEAT-EXCHANGE EQUIPMENT (REVIEW). Energy Technologies & Resource Saving, (1), 59-71. https://doi.org/10.33070/etars.1.2020.8
Equipment and devices