This paper presents a simple thermodynamic model that captures accurately the behaviour of all types of real chillers or cooling devices. In addition to its predictive capability, it also provides a diagnostic means for the in situ monitoring of chiller performance. To enhance the understanding of the chiller cycles, a novel way of formulating the classic T-s diagrams is provided for all chiller types, ranging from the mechanical, heat-driven and solid-state chillers.
|Journal||PROCEEDINGS OF THE INSTITUTION OF MECHANICAL ENGINEERS. PART E: JOURNAL OF PROCESS MECHANICAL ENGINEERING|
|Publication status||Published - 2005|
Ng, K. C., & Wang, X. (2005). Thermodynamic methods for performance analysis of chillers. PROCEEDINGS OF THE INSTITUTION OF MECHANICAL ENGINEERS. PART E: JOURNAL OF PROCESS MECHANICAL ENGINEERING, 219(2), 109-116. https://doi.org/10.1243/095440805X28249