تجزیه و تحلیل عملکرد سیستم تهویه هوا هدایت شده توسط گاز طبیعی
|کد مقاله||سال انتشار||مقاله انگلیسی||ترجمه فارسی||تعداد کلمات|
|27763||2003||6 صفحه PDF||سفارش دهید||2637 کلمه|
Publisher : Elsevier - Science Direct (الزویر - ساینس دایرکت)
Journal : Energy and Buildings, Volume 35, Issue 7, August 2003, Pages 669–674
The performance data related to direct-fired double-effect water–lithium bromide absorption chillers in air conditioning systems are scarce. The knowledge of these data is important to validate the models that predict their performance, as well as to establish the design criteria and control strategies that lead to an optimal performance of these machines in air conditioning systems. The objectives of this work were to acquire and analyse the performance data of a 105 kW direct-fired double-effect water–lithium bromide absorption chiller, to simulate with TRNSYS the performance of an air conditioning system in which this machine operates, and to compare the recorded data with the results obtained from simulation. The use of a steady-state model to model the absorption machine predicted an energy consumption 30% lower than that registered at the air conditioning system. This difference was due to the effect of the transient performance of the absorption chiller, not considered by the employed model.
The accumulated experience and performance data related to absorption chiller transients are restricted mainly to hot water-driven single-effect water–lithium bromide absorption machines. Froemming et al.  built a test facility at the Arizona State University to evaluate the steady-state and transient performance of absorption chillers used in solar applications. They studied the effect of cold start-up and on–off cycling of the absorption chiller on its COP, finding a reduction of about 50% of the steady-state value at 5.5 cycles/h. Blinn  developed a model that assumed that all the dynamics of the chiller were concentrated in the generator, since the largest transient temperature swings occur in this component, and since the thermal capacitance of the water–lithium bromide solution is much greater than pure water thermal capacitance. For a 10.5 kW commercial absorption chiller, his model predicted a decrease of 5–8% in seasonal COP caused by transients. The comparison between the results provided by the Blinn’s absorption chiller model and the experimental results obtained by Froemming et al. showed that the model developed by Blinn underestimated the effects of cold start-up and on–off cycling. This model is included in the standard library of the TRNSYS program . The data related to the dynamic behaviour of direct-fired (natural gas) double-effect water–lithium bromide absorption chillers are scarcer than those recorded from hot water-driven single-effect water–lithium bromide absorption chillers. Koeppel  analysed the field-monitored data of a 1400 kW direct-fired double-effect water–lithium bromide absorption chiller. He associated the cyclic operation observed in the analysed data to the dynamics of the chilled water loop, since the temperature of the outlet chilled water controlled the gas input directly. In Koeppel’s opinion, one of the control parameters, the gain, could be incorrectly set, too high, and so slight variations in the chilled water temperature would make the gas valve vary between the maximum and the minimum positions. Koeppel developed a steady-state model in the environment of the TRNSYS program to investigate its performance. This allowed Koeppel to simulate the performance of the system in which the absorption chiller was running, and to study optimal control strategies. A drop percentage ranging from 10 to 20 in COP, caused by the cycling of the absorption chiller, was estimated by comparing the field-monitored data to the simulation results. It is generally acceptable to combine a complex dynamic model of a building with static or quasi-static models of HVAC equipment. However, dynamic HVAC models may be required to study optimal control strategies when equipment transients have a major effect on the system performance. The objectives of this work were three-fold. The first one was to install a data acquisition system to register the performance of a direct-fired (natural gas) double-effect water–lithium bromide absorption chiller. The second one was to simulate with TRNSYS the performance of the air conditioning system in which the absorption chiller operates, and the third one was to compare the recorded data of cooling demand and energy consumption with the results obtained from simulation.
نتیجه گیری انگلیسی
The objectives of this work were three-fold. The first one was to acquire and analyse the performance data of a 105 kW direct-fired (natural gas) double-effect water–lithium bromide absorption chiller. The second one was to simulate with TRNSYS the performance of the air conditioning system in which the absorption chiller operates, and the third one was to compare the recorded data with the results obtained from the simulation. The cooling demand estimated by simulation was 8% lower than that registered by the data acquisition system. The peak demand obtained from simulation (50 kW) agrees with the recorded in the air conditioning system if the cold start-up peaks of cooling demand are not taken into account. The energy consumption results obtained from the simulation with TRNSYS were 30% lower than that registered at the air conditioning system. This difference is due to the use of a steady-state model for modelling the absorption machine, which does not consider the effect of its transient performance. The need of developing a dynamic model is one of the major conclusions of this study. The dynamic model, together with simulation time intervals lower than 1 h will allow an accurate estimation of the absorption chiller performance. The obtained results also emphasise the convenience of including a system that regulates the cooling capacity of the chiller, in order to fit the cooling load of the building, such as a modulating burner or a cold-water storage system.