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Title: System analysis, design and proof-of-concept experiment of a total energy system. Phase II: final report, September 16, 1977--May 15, 1978

Abstract

In Phase I of this program, Philips Laboratories investigated the application of Stirling cycle prime movers to total energy power generation systems. Electrical, heating, and cooling demand profiles for a typical residential complex, hospital, and office building were studied, and alternative Stirling total energy systems were conceptualized for each site. These were analyzed in detail and constrasted with purchased-power systems for these sites to determine fuel-energy savings and investment attractiveness. The residential complex and hospital were shown to be excellent candidates for total energy systems, and prime movers in the 1000 kW output range would be required. While Stirling engines with so large an output have not been built to date, there would be no fundamental technical barrier to prevent this. In Phase II, alternative candidate Stirling engine configurations for a 1000 kW prime mover were evaluated to determine the configuration showing the most desirable combination of pertinent characteristics. Both single-cylinder and multi-cylinder, and single-acting and double-acting configurations were considered. Having expressed all characteristics in terms of cost-of-ownership, the multi-cylinder (8), single-acting configuration was shown to be optimum.

Authors:
Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Philips Labs., Briarcliff Manor, NY (USA)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE
OSTI Identifier:
6413817
Report Number(s):
COO-2947-5
DOE Contract Number:  
EY-76-C-02-2947
Resource Type:
Technical Report
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
29 ENERGY PLANNING, POLICY AND ECONOMY; 20 FOSSIL-FUELED POWER PLANTS; 32 ENERGY CONSERVATION, CONSUMPTION, AND UTILIZATION; BUILDINGS; TOTAL ENERGY SYSTEMS; STIRLING ENGINES; FEASIBILITY STUDIES; PERFORMANCE; ECONOMICS; COOLING; DESIGN; ENERGY CONSERVATION; EXPERIMENTAL DATA; GRAPHS; POWER GENERATION; RESEARCH PROGRAMS; SPACE HEATING; DATA; DATA FORMS; ENGINES; HEAT ENGINES; HEATING; INFORMATION; NUMERICAL DATA; 290800* - Energy Planning & Policy- Heat Utilization- (1980-); 200104 - Fossil-Fueled Power Plants- Components; 320603 - Energy Conservation, Consumption, & Utilization- Municipalities & Community Systems- Public Utilities- (1980-)

Citation Formats

Ziph, B. System analysis, design and proof-of-concept experiment of a total energy system. Phase II: final report, September 16, 1977--May 15, 1978. United States: N. p., 1978. Web. doi:10.2172/6413817.
Ziph, B. System analysis, design and proof-of-concept experiment of a total energy system. Phase II: final report, September 16, 1977--May 15, 1978. United States. https://doi.org/10.2172/6413817
Ziph, B. Sat . "System analysis, design and proof-of-concept experiment of a total energy system. Phase II: final report, September 16, 1977--May 15, 1978". United States. https://doi.org/10.2172/6413817. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/6413817.
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title = {System analysis, design and proof-of-concept experiment of a total energy system. Phase II: final report, September 16, 1977--May 15, 1978},
author = {Ziph, B.},
abstractNote = {In Phase I of this program, Philips Laboratories investigated the application of Stirling cycle prime movers to total energy power generation systems. Electrical, heating, and cooling demand profiles for a typical residential complex, hospital, and office building were studied, and alternative Stirling total energy systems were conceptualized for each site. These were analyzed in detail and constrasted with purchased-power systems for these sites to determine fuel-energy savings and investment attractiveness. The residential complex and hospital were shown to be excellent candidates for total energy systems, and prime movers in the 1000 kW output range would be required. While Stirling engines with so large an output have not been built to date, there would be no fundamental technical barrier to prevent this. In Phase II, alternative candidate Stirling engine configurations for a 1000 kW prime mover were evaluated to determine the configuration showing the most desirable combination of pertinent characteristics. Both single-cylinder and multi-cylinder, and single-acting and double-acting configurations were considered. Having expressed all characteristics in terms of cost-of-ownership, the multi-cylinder (8), single-acting configuration was shown to be optimum.},
doi = {10.2172/6413817},
url = {https://www.osti.gov/biblio/6413817}, journal = {},
number = ,
volume = ,
place = {United States},
year = {1978},
month = {7}
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