INDUSTRIAL APPLICATIONS OF HIGH TEMPERATURE GAS ENGINE DRIVEN HEAT PUMPS
This work was undertaken during Phase III of the high temperature heat pump project covering industrial applications of the unit. Four potential applications of the heat pumps that have been identified are: in the chemical industry, a distillery, a maize cooking process and in a dyehouse, and these are examined in some detail. An experimental programme has been carried out using the IRD heat pump to obtain data on the off-design and part load running conditions. The range of permissible off-design running conditions (limited mainly by the refrigerant compressor) was with suction temperature in the range 40 degrees C to 60 degrees C and a condensing temperatures of 120 degrees C. The heat pump was also run at loads from 50 % to 120 % of the design output. Operation and performance of the system proved satisfactory throughout the test programme. No decomposition of the compressor oil or refrigerant had been observed during the test period.
Bibliographic Reference: EUR 8860 EN (1984) MF 49 P., BFR 120. BLOW-UP COPY BFR 245, EUROFFICE, LUXEMBOURG, POB 1003
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Record Number: 1989122079400 / Last updated on: 1987-01-01
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