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Main Milestones 

1980

Began research on heat pipes in a new created laboratory belonging to TRANSILVANIA     University, Brasov – ROMANIA.

Experimental research concerning the liquid metals heat pipes manufacture and testing.

 

1981

Began manufacture of heat pipes; carbon steel tubes, acetone working fluid.

 

1981 - 1985 

Theoretical and experimental research concerning gravity-assisted wickless heat pipe design.

Research in regard to get a theory for the heat pipe heat exchangers design.

Experimental research concerning the utilization of some new types of heat pipes for heat exchangers manufacture.

Theoretical and experimental research concerning the heat pipes optimization in view of their utilization for heat exchangers manufacture.

Manufacture of acetone heat pipes for a cloth drying machine heat exchanger.

Manufacture of F-22 heat pipes for a water-water heat pipe heat exchanger.

 

1985 – 1989

Theoretical and experimental research concerning the heat pipes utilization for cooling electronic components.

Heat exchange equipments and catalysis reactors based on heat pipes.

Manufacture and test of heat pipes to be used at heat exchangers for lime kilns.

Experimental research concerning the manufacture and test of heat pipe devices for power electronics cooling. Manufacture of a heat pipe cooling device for a 1000 A thyristor.

Theoretical and experimental research concerning the utilization of medium temperature heat pipes for heat exchanger manufacture.

Finding the optimum heat pipes for heat exchangers working at temperatures around 350 oC.

 

December 1989.  The Revolution and political changes made possible the private initiative.

 

1990 – TRANSTERM Srl was established. 

 

1990    – 1993 

Low temperature heat pipes for heat recovery systems. Experimental research  in view of using the classical plate finned tube bundles for the manufacture of heat pipe based heat exchangers.

Manufacturing of ammonia and acetone heat pipe heat exchangers for two 40,000 Nm3/h drying ovens.

Manufacturing of acetone heat pipe heat exchanger for a wood drying oven.

Design and manufacture of a 30,000 Nm3/h heat pipe air preheater for a distillation oven in a Romanian refinery.

 

1993

Attended the action “Cooperation in science and technology with central and eastern European countries – go west fellowship scheme” organized in the frame of Commission of the European Communities. The approved research work was “The heat pipe – a new technology for energy saving in industry”. The host institution was Scurrah Hytech Products Ltd., U.K.

 

1994 – 1995

Chinese – Romanian scientific research program “Liquid metal heat pipes in industry”.

Attended with heat pipe themes the TEMPUS Program of the Commission of the European Communities: “European master of science degree in energy management and mechanical engineering”.

Attended communications on heat pipes organized by The Free University of Brussels, Belgium and Southampton University, UK.

 

1993 – 1999   

Heat pipe heat recovery system for preheating feeding water at 20 t/h steam boiler.

Sodium heat pipes for catalytic reactors in chemical industry.

ECONOTERM® for SC FOREST PRODUCT Pitesti - ROMANIA.

ECONOTERM® for SC LUBRIFIN SA Brasov - ROMANIA.

Heat pipe oil preheater for SC LUBRIFIN SA Brasov - ROMANIA.

Heat pipe steam generator for SC FOREST PRODUCT Pitesti - ROMANIA.

Crude oil heat pipe preheaters for SC COMPROIECT SA Ploiesti - ROMANIA.

Crude oil heat pipe preheaters for SC PETROM SA Bucuresti - ROMANIA.

Heat pipe heat exchanger for cooling oil in a high power transformer for a power station.

Multitubular Heat Pipe heavy fuel oil preheater for a power station.

Heat pipe crude oil preheater for a 300 m3 tank.

Heat pipe water cooler for a laser installation.

 

2000

Experimental studies for designing heat pipe crude oil preheaters.

ECONOTERM® units for different central heating boilers.

Heat pipe unit for heating H2SO4 oleum in a storage tank.

Heat pipes for soil de-icing.

Special heat pipes for de-icing of fish farms.

Heat recovery system for a glass smelter

 

2003 - 2006
Dr. Dumitru Fetcu joined a Canadian Company and TRANSTERM manufactured for it different kind of heat pipe based heat exchangers.


2006 - September 2012
In 2006 Dr. Dumitru Fetcu joined an UK Company acting in the heat pipe field. He left this Company on September 2012.


2012 - 2013 Resuming the experimental research on liquid metal high temperature heat pipes


January 2014 - present
In January 2014 Dr. Dumitru Fetcu joined QUINN SOLUTIONS INC. Canada, a company interested in heat pipe field, where he is acting as Chief Design and Process Engineer.

 

February 2017 - Dr. Dumitru Fetcu started his own company TRANSTERM HP Srl as a continuation of heat pipe field activity of old company TRANSTERM Srl (www.transterm.ro).

 


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