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Title: High Efficiency Low Global Warming Potential Compressor

Abstract

During this project UTRC designed a novel compressor for use with new low Global-Warming-Potential (GWP) refrigerants. Through two design and testing iterations, UTRC advanced the compressor technology from TRL3 to TRL5. The target application was a 5 Tons of Refrigeration (TR) capacity Roof-Top Unit (RTU), although this technology may be applied to other low-capacity systems such as residential. The prototype unit met all design goals at the ARI-A rating condition and requires high efficiency motor to meet high performance targets at the ARI-B condition. This technology may be used in high efficiency units and with seasonal energy efficiency rating (SEER) exceeding 20. A preliminary cost analysis estimated that there would be less than $25/kbtuh cost impact to the customer.

Authors:
 [1];  [1]
  1. United Technolgies Research Center, East Hartford, CT (United States)
Publication Date:
Research Org.:
United Technolgies Research Center, East Hartford, CT (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE), Building Technologies Office (EE-5B)
OSTI Identifier:
1439582
Report Number(s):
DOE-UTRC-0007039
DOE Contract Number:  
EE0007039
Resource Type:
Technical Report
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
30 DIRECT ENERGY CONVERSION; 32 ENERGY CONSERVATION, CONSUMPTION, AND UTILIZATION; HVAC; Low GWP; Compressor; RTU; Roof Top Unit; Refrigerant

Citation Formats

Cogswell, Frederick, and Verma, Parmesh. High Efficiency Low Global Warming Potential Compressor. United States: N. p., 2018. Web. doi:10.2172/1439582.
Cogswell, Frederick, & Verma, Parmesh. High Efficiency Low Global Warming Potential Compressor. United States. doi:10.2172/1439582.
Cogswell, Frederick, and Verma, Parmesh. Fri . "High Efficiency Low Global Warming Potential Compressor". United States. doi:10.2172/1439582. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1439582.
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author = {Cogswell, Frederick and Verma, Parmesh},
abstractNote = {During this project UTRC designed a novel compressor for use with new low Global-Warming-Potential (GWP) refrigerants. Through two design and testing iterations, UTRC advanced the compressor technology from TRL3 to TRL5. The target application was a 5 Tons of Refrigeration (TR) capacity Roof-Top Unit (RTU), although this technology may be applied to other low-capacity systems such as residential. The prototype unit met all design goals at the ARI-A rating condition and requires high efficiency motor to meet high performance targets at the ARI-B condition. This technology may be used in high efficiency units and with seasonal energy efficiency rating (SEER) exceeding 20. A preliminary cost analysis estimated that there would be less than $25/kbtuh cost impact to the customer.},
doi = {10.2172/1439582},
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place = {United States},
year = {2018},
month = {2}
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