Munters Group has been granted a patent for a cooling system that utilizes natural circulation and gravity to circulate a primary cooling medium between an evaporator, passive condenser, and heat exchanger. The system can switch the flow of the cooling medium without the need for valves or a pump, offering efficient cooling solutions. GlobalData’s report on Munters Group gives a 360-degree view of the company including its patenting strategy. Buy the report here.

According to GlobalData’s company profile on Munters Group, Energy efficient HVAC system was a key innovation area identified from patents. Munters Group's grant share as of January 2024 was 50%. Grant share is based on the ratio of number of grants to total number of patents.

Cooling system with natural circulation and gravity, no pump needed

Source: United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO). Credit: Munters Group AB

A recently granted patent (Publication Number: US11839062B2) discloses a novel cooling system designed to efficiently cool a process fluid using a primary cooling medium. The system comprises an evaporator, a passive condenser, and a heat exchanger, all fluidly coupled to facilitate the phase change of the primary cooling medium from liquid to gas and vice versa. What sets this system apart is its ability to operate without the need for a pump, relying instead on natural circulation and gravity for the primary cooling medium to circulate between components. Additionally, a flow control valve is strategically placed to regulate the flow of the primary cooling medium in the liquid phase into the evaporator, enhancing control and efficiency.

Furthermore, the patent details a method for cooling a process fluid using the described system, emphasizing the selective utilization of a heat exchanger and a passive condenser to facilitate the phase change of the primary cooling medium. By leveraging natural circulation and avoiding the need for valve operation between components, the method ensures efficient cooling without unnecessary complexity. The inclusion of a secondary cooling medium for the heat exchanger and the use of an airstream for the passive condenser further enhance the system's cooling capabilities. Overall, this innovative cooling system and method offer a practical and effective solution for cooling applications, particularly in electronics systems where precise temperature control is crucial.

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