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WHE - Engine Systems

The following are WHE systems currently available or in planning and development stage:

Initial WHE Model
Currently, Cyclone has developed and is beta testing its WHE-25 industrial waste heat system.

The heart of the WHE-25 is the 25cu.in. engine capable of producing up to 16 HP of mechanical output, which is sufficient to power a 10 kW electrical generator. This means that one engine offers the potential to supply a significant portion of the energy requirements of a home or small commercial facility. Multiple engines in-line or networked can be used to generate greater power output up to about 100kW.

Connected with an engine exhaust system, such as an 18-wheeler, the WHE-25 can substantially boost the overall efficiency and lower overall emissions of the prime mover engine. The WHE-25 system can be used as an Auxiliary Power Unit, running a trucks electrical (or refrigeration) requirements of exhaust heat when the vehicle is in motion, and then off a separate gas or propane line when at rest.

WHE-25 Engine Specifications
6-cylinder radial - uniflow - Rankine cycle engine
1.870" bore - 1.5" stroke - pa 2.746sq in - 4.12cu in per cylinder - 24.78 cu in Operating RPM: 50 to 3000
Operating pressure: 25 to 200 psi
Maximum pressure: 300 psi
Operating temperatures: 500F to 700F
Minimum clearance volume - 0 compression and 34% cutoff for self starting Maximum output at 3000 rpm , 200 psi, 600f @ 34% cutoff =15.8 HP
Weight 18 lbs without condenser and alternator
Dimensions 14.25" x 14.25" x 10" h *Patent-pending


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The WHE-25 is meant to run the steam zone of 500F to 700F; however, Organic materials can be used for the engines working fluid. As a result, the WHE-25 could operate on temperatures as low as 200F.

Larger planned Engines
Cyclone is working to develop larger-scale waste heat engines configurations. These engine systems will harvest heat from larger industrial furnaces, foundries and other heat producing (and wasting) equipment, as well as higher quality heat up to about 2200F. Current plans are to design the following engine models:

WHE-300 (Med Temp)
6-cylinder radial - uniflow - Rankine cycle engine
4" bore - 4" stroke - 300 cu in
Operating RPM: 1000 to 3000
Operating pressure: 100 to 300 psi
Operating temperatures: 500F to 1,000F
Output: 100hp -

WHE-MK5 (High Temp)
6-cylinder radial - uniflow - Rankine cycle engine
2" bore - 2" stroke 37.7 cu in
Operating RPM: 2000 - 3600
Operating pressure: 3200 psi
Operating temperatures: 1200F
Output: 100hp

WHE-MK6 (High Temp)
6-cylinder radial - uniflow - Rankine cycle engine
3" bore - 3" stroke - 127 cu in
Operating RPM: 2000 - 3600
Operating pressure: 3200 psi
Operating temperatures: 500F to 1,200F
Output: 330hp

Similar to the WHE-25, multiple larger WHE engines can be networked to produce up to 1MW of electricity.

 
WHE-25 Engine
WHE-25 Packaged System
WHE 12-cylinder model can produce 100hp






2010 Cyclone Power Technologies Inc. All rights reserved. Patented. U.S. Patent No. 7,080,512. Other Patents Pending, U.S. and Foreign.