Plate frame and bar plate evaporator model validation and volume minimization
Vapor compression chillers are the primary cooling technology for large building applications. Chillers have a large up front capital cost, with the heat exchangers accounting for the majority of the cost. Heat exchanger cost is a function of size, and therefore, a reduction in heat exchanger size can be correlated to a reduction in chiller capital cost. Few investigations focus on the reduction in heat exchanger size for vapor compression systems. Therefore, this investigation aims to decrease the size of chillers by predicting the minimum evaporator volume for a fixed performance. Only the ...
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