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Title: Multiple source heat pump

Abstract

A heat pump apparatus for conditioning a fluid characterized by a fluid handler and path for circulating a fluid in heat exchange relationship with a refrigerant fluid, at least three refrigerant heat exchangers, one for effecting heat exchange with the fluid, a second for effecting heat exchange with a heat exchange fluid, and a third for effecting heat exchange with ambient air; a compressor for compressing the refrigerant; at least one throttling valve connected at the inlet side of a heat exchanger in which liquid refrigerant is vaporized; a refrigerant circuit; refrigerant; a source of heat exchange fluid; heat exchange fluid circuit and pump for circulating the heat exchange fluid in heat exchange relationship with the refrigerant; and valves or switches for selecting the heat exchangers and directional flow of refrigerant therethrough for selecting a particular mode of operation. Also disclosed are a variety of embodiments, modes of operation, and schematics therefor.

Inventors:
 [1]
  1. (Duncanville, TX)
Issue Date:
Research Org.:
NORTHRUP INDUSTRIES
OSTI Identifier:
864534
Patent Number(s):
4380156
Assignee:
Atlantic Richfield Company (Los Angeles, CA) OSTI
DOE Contract Number:  
AC03-78CS31718
Resource Type:
Patent
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
multiple; source; heat; pump; apparatus; conditioning; fluid; characterized; handler; path; circulating; exchange; relationship; refrigerant; exchangers; effecting; third; ambient; air; compressor; compressing; throttling; valve; connected; inlet; exchanger; liquid; vaporized; circuit; valves; switches; selecting; directional; flow; therethrough; particular; mode; operation; disclosed; variety; embodiments; modes; schematics; effecting heat; refrigerant circuit; pump apparatus; ambient air; heat pump; heat exchange; heat exchanger; heat exchangers; exchange relationship; liquid refrigerant; exchange fluid; refrigerant fluid; exchange relation; fluid circuit; refrigerant therethrough; particular mode; refrigerant heat; throttling valve; fluid handler; fluid characterized; source heat; multiple source; /62/

Citation Formats

Ecker, Amir L. Multiple source heat pump. United States: N. p., 1983. Web.
Ecker, Amir L. Multiple source heat pump. United States.
Ecker, Amir L. Sat . "Multiple source heat pump". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/864534.
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abstractNote = {A heat pump apparatus for conditioning a fluid characterized by a fluid handler and path for circulating a fluid in heat exchange relationship with a refrigerant fluid, at least three refrigerant heat exchangers, one for effecting heat exchange with the fluid, a second for effecting heat exchange with a heat exchange fluid, and a third for effecting heat exchange with ambient air; a compressor for compressing the refrigerant; at least one throttling valve connected at the inlet side of a heat exchanger in which liquid refrigerant is vaporized; a refrigerant circuit; refrigerant; a source of heat exchange fluid; heat exchange fluid circuit and pump for circulating the heat exchange fluid in heat exchange relationship with the refrigerant; and valves or switches for selecting the heat exchangers and directional flow of refrigerant therethrough for selecting a particular mode of operation. Also disclosed are a variety of embodiments, modes of operation, and schematics therefor.},
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journal = {},
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place = {United States},
year = {1983},
month = {1}
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