US 11,658,542 B2
Cabin air compressor with liquid cooled jacket
Brent J. Merritt, Southwick, MA (US); and Darryl A. Colson, Suffield, CT (US)
Assigned to HAMILTON SUNDSTRAND CORPORATION, Charlotte, NC (US)
Filed by Hamilton Sundstrand Corporation, Charlotte, NC (US)
Filed on Dec. 23, 2020, as Appl. No. 17/132,749.
Prior Publication US 2022/0194601 A1, Jun. 23, 2022
Int. Cl. H02K 5/20 (2006.01); B64D 13/08 (2006.01); B64D 13/06 (2006.01)
CPC H02K 5/203 (2021.01) [B64D 13/08 (2013.01); B64D 2013/0644 (2013.01)] 7 Claims
OG exemplary drawing
 
1. A cabin air compressor (CAC) of an aircraft environmental control system, the CAC comprising:
a CAC case defining a forward end, an aft end axially spaced apart from the forward end, wherein the forward end defines a compressor inlet; and
a supplemental cooling jacket, positioned around at least a portion of the CAC case and at least partially conforming the CAC case, and
wherein the supplemental cooling jacket is configured to direct a cooling medium through it, wherein:
an inlet portion of the CAC extends aft of the forward end to a diffuser portion of the CAC; the diffuser portion extends aft of the inlet portion to a compressor rotor portion of the CAC; the compressor rotor portion extends aft of the diffuser portion to a forward bearing portion of the CAC; the forward bearing portion extends aft of the diffuser portion to a motor portion of the CAC; the motor portion extends aft of the diffuser portion to an aft bearing portion of the CAC; and the aft bearing portion extends aft to the aft end of the CAC;
the supplemental cooling jacket extends over the aft bearing portion, the motor portion and the forward bearing portion of the CAC so that the supplemental cooling jacket is configured to cool a motor of the motor portion, a forward motor support bearing, and an aft motor support bearing of the CAC;
the supplemental cooling jacket terminates at a forward end of the supplemental cooling jacket, located at the forward bearing portion of the CAC that is adjacent the compressor rotor portion; and the forward end of the supplemental cooling jacket is configured to be removably attached to a flange of the CAC; and
the supplemental cooling jacket is formed form a synthetic fabric, is at least partially filled with insulating material, and includes: a first aperture through which a motor air cooling inlet channel of the CAC extends; a second aperture through which a bearing air cooling inlet channel of the CAC extends; a third aperture through which a cooling outlet channel of the CAC extends; and an inlet port and an outlet port that are fluidly coupled via at least one internal passage or bladder within the supplemental cooling jacket.