Thermal Management Solutions For Richmond
Heat Pipes & Heat Exchangers To Fit Any Purpose
What Is A Heat Pipe?
Heat pipes are closed-loop heat exchangers capable of operating without mechanical pumps. Heat pipes move heat using a working fluid which, when heated, moves to cooler areas of the system through capillary forces. Self-wicking structures, such as grooved pipes, and porous wicks, such as sintered metal powders and metal meshes, are the main methods of liquid transport. Heat is transferred to the working fluid as the liquid changes phase to a vapor. The hot vapor naturally travels to the cold side of the pipe where it liquefies to begin the process anew. Heat pipes are found in both cylindrical and rectangular channel formats.
We Build Heat Exchangers of All Sizes
C'Ville Materials recently built two rectangular heat pipes which may be the largest ever manufactured; each heat pipe measured 1" thick x 23' long x 13' wide. But in addition to projects of extraordinary scale, we also deliver professionally machined heat pipes to meet your precise thermal management needs.
If you have a need to transfer or dissipate heat or cold, with no moving parts and no power input, we may have a unique solution for you. We're located in Charlottesville, VA and we serve Richmond, Albemarle County, and the entire Mid-Atlantic region. Call us today at 434-296-7989 for more information.