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Title: Extending ORNL HPDM capabilities for design and optimization of new refrigerant blends - FY18 3rd quarterly milestone: a trial version published online for modeling and design ac units using low GWP refrigerants

Abstract

Based on exhaustive literature survey, we updated the DOE/ORNL HPDM to include most up-to-date heat transfer and pressure drop correlations suitable for modelling low GWP HFO blends and built up a comprehensive refrigerant property database including all the emerged HFO refrigerants. The upgraded HPDM has been released online, containing a desktop version for free download. The new release includes five system examples of room and commercial air conditioner (AC) units, which facilitates modelling and designing AC units using low GWP refrigerants. Geometry and configurations of the units were obtained from ORNL’s low-GWP refrigerant drop-in investigations [1] [2]. The published models have been calibrated to match the measured data. The new public-domain, free-to-use tool will help the US industry design their AC units using the new refrigerants and shorten the learning curve.

Authors:
 [1]
  1. Oak Ridge National Lab. (ORNL), Oak Ridge, TN (United States)
Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Oak Ridge National Lab. (ORNL), Oak Ridge, TN (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE
OSTI Identifier:
1470863
Report Number(s):
ORNL/LTR-2018/516
DOE Contract Number:  
AC05-00OR22725
Resource Type:
Technical Report
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
32 ENERGY CONSERVATION, CONSUMPTION, AND UTILIZATION

Citation Formats

Shen, Bo. Extending ORNL HPDM capabilities for design and optimization of new refrigerant blends - FY18 3rd quarterly milestone: a trial version published online for modeling and design ac units using low GWP refrigerants. United States: N. p., 2018. Web. doi:10.2172/1470863.
Shen, Bo. Extending ORNL HPDM capabilities for design and optimization of new refrigerant blends - FY18 3rd quarterly milestone: a trial version published online for modeling and design ac units using low GWP refrigerants. United States. https://doi.org/10.2172/1470863
Shen, Bo. 2018. "Extending ORNL HPDM capabilities for design and optimization of new refrigerant blends - FY18 3rd quarterly milestone: a trial version published online for modeling and design ac units using low GWP refrigerants". United States. https://doi.org/10.2172/1470863. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1470863.
@article{osti_1470863,
title = {Extending ORNL HPDM capabilities for design and optimization of new refrigerant blends - FY18 3rd quarterly milestone: a trial version published online for modeling and design ac units using low GWP refrigerants},
author = {Shen, Bo},
abstractNote = {Based on exhaustive literature survey, we updated the DOE/ORNL HPDM to include most up-to-date heat transfer and pressure drop correlations suitable for modelling low GWP HFO blends and built up a comprehensive refrigerant property database including all the emerged HFO refrigerants. The upgraded HPDM has been released online, containing a desktop version for free download. The new release includes five system examples of room and commercial air conditioner (AC) units, which facilitates modelling and designing AC units using low GWP refrigerants. Geometry and configurations of the units were obtained from ORNL’s low-GWP refrigerant drop-in investigations [1] [2]. The published models have been calibrated to match the measured data. The new public-domain, free-to-use tool will help the US industry design their AC units using the new refrigerants and shorten the learning curve.},
doi = {10.2172/1470863},
url = {https://www.osti.gov/biblio/1470863}, journal = {},
number = ,
volume = ,
place = {United States},
year = {2018},
month = {8}
}