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Simulation Analysis of Solution Transportation Absorption Chiller with the Capacity from 25 RT to 1000 RT

Version 1 : Received: 4 February 2017 / Approved: 4 February 2017 / Online: 4 February 2017 (07:49:12 CET)

How to cite: Enoki, K.; Watanabe, F.; Tanaka, S.; Akiwawa, A.; Takei, T. Simulation Analysis of Solution Transportation Absorption Chiller with the Capacity from 25 RT to 1000 RT. Preprints 2017, 2017020011 (doi: 10.20944/preprints201702.0011.v1). Enoki, K.; Watanabe, F.; Tanaka, S.; Akiwawa, A.; Takei, T. Simulation Analysis of Solution Transportation Absorption Chiller with the Capacity from 25 RT to 1000 RT. Preprints 2017, 2017020011 (doi: 10.20944/preprints201702.0011.v1).

Abstract

Utilization of wasted heat instead of fuel combustion is effective to reduce primary energy consumption for mitigating global warming problem. Because wasted heat sources are not necessarily located close to areas of heat demand, one of the difficulties is that wasted heat has to be transferred from heat source side to heat demand side, which may require heat transportation over long distance. From this point we proposed and have examined new idea of heat transportation using ammonia-water as the working fluid which system is named Solution Transportation Absorption chiller, in short STA. Our previous studies of STA were mainly the experimental investigation with STA facility which cooling power was 25RT (90kW). As a result, the COP of STA was found almost same value 0.65 with the conventional absorption chiller without depending on the transportation distances. The simulation using AspenHYSYS also examined with same experimental condition. The experimental data showed good agreement with the simulation calculation. In this study, we examined the large-scale cooling power STA on simulation. The examination cooling powers were from 90 kW(25RT) to 3517 kW(1000RT). All cooling power achieved around COP 0.64 including pump power consumptions. In addition, we performed the dynamic simulation. As the results, there was no effect of pipeline size on the cooling capacities and mass flow rates. Furthermore, the stability time of the cooling capacities and mass flow rates were almost same regardless of the pipeline size and cooling capacity. In other words, STA may be achieved the same COP even though having various complex conditions compared with the conventional absorption chiller.

Subject Areas

absorption chiller; thermal energy transportation; solution transportation; ammonia-water; COP; simulation

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