Microchannel Flameless Heater
Oregon State University, Oregon, United States
The microchannel flameless heater provides a hot pole for a thermoelectric electricity generator used to power wireless sensors for natural gas pipeline applications. Through efficient catalytic reaction of natural gas, heat is generated and distributed evenly to provide a hot surface with uniform temperature.
Primary Application Area: Conventional Energy
Technology Development Status: Prototype
Technology Readiness Level: TRL 4
FIGURES OF MERIT
Value Proposition: Our product reduces the operating costs and maintenance requirements of battery-powered wireless sensors on natural gas pipelines by using a small fraction of the pipeline gas to power the sensors. Our product has a long life (>5 years), is maintenance free, safe, rugged, efficient and is able to operate under extreme environmental conditions.
Organization Type: Early-stage Startup (Seed)
Showcase Booth #: 811
GOVT/EXTERNAL FUNDING SOURCES
Government Funding/Support to Date: The funding was provided by DOE hydrogen storage program with the grant number of DE-FC36-09GO19005. The current funding is provided by Oregon State University through a 10 month Venture Development Fund project.
Primary Sources of Funding: University
Looking for: Both Funding and Development Partners