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Basic Gas Cycles and Vapour Compression Refrigeration
M. Tech. Thermal Engg.
Basic Gas Cycles &
Vapour Compression
Refrigeration
Advanced Refrigeration & AirConditioning
M. Tech. Thermal Engineering
ME 0611 SEM  I
Dept. of Mechanical Engineering
ME 0611 SEMI Advanced Refrigeration and AirConditioning
Basic Gas Cycles and Vapour Compression Refrigeration
M. Tech. Thermal Engg.
Outline
Applications of Refrigeration.
Bell Coleman Cycle.
COP and Power Calculations
Vapour Compression Refrigeration System.
Presentation on TS and Ph diagram.
Cascade Refrigeration System.
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Refrigeration
REFRIGERATION Science of producing and maintaining temperature below that of
surrounding / atmosphere.
REFRIGERATION Cooling of or removal of heat from a system.
Refrigerating System Equipment employed to maintain the system at a low temperature.
Refrigerated System System which is kept at lower temperature.
Refrigeration 1) By melting of a solid,
2) By sublimation of a solid,
3) By evaporation of a liquid.
Most of the commercial refrigeration production : Evaporation of liquid.
This liquid is known as Refrigerant.
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Refrigeration Circuit
Refrigeration Circuit
Evaporator
Compressor
Condenser Expansion
Valve
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Refrigeration  Elements
Compressor
Condenser
Evaporator
Expansion
Valve
Wnet, in
Surrounding Air
Refrigerated Space
Q
H
Q
L
High Temp
Source
Low Temp
Sink
Q
H
Q
L
Wnet, in
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Refrigeration  Applications
1. Ice making.
2. Transportation of food items above and below freezing.
2. Industrial Air Conditioning.
4. Comfort Air Conditioning.
5. Chemical and related industries.
6. Medical and Surgical instruments.
7. Processing food products and beverages.
8. Oil Refining.
9. Synthetic Rubber Manufacturing.
10. Manufacture and treatment of metals.
11. Freezing food products.
12. Manufacturing Solid Carbon Dioxide.
13. Production of extremely low temperatures (Cryogenics)
14. Plumbing.
15. Building Construction.
Applications :
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Refrigeration Systems
1. Ice Refrigeration System.
2. Air Refrigeration System.
2. Vapour Compression Refrigeration System.
4. Vapour Absorption Refrigeration System.
5. Adsorption Refrigeration System.
6. Cascade Refrigeration System.
7. Mixed Refrigeration System.
8. Thermoelectric Refrigeration System.
9. Steam Jet Refrigeration System.
10. Vortex Tube Refrigeration System.
Refrigeration Systems :
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Performance  COP
COP Ratio of Heat absorbed by the Refrigerant while passing through the Evaporator
to the Work Input required to compress the Refrigerant in the Compressor.
Performance of Refrigeration System :
 Measured in terms of COP (Coefficient of Performance).
If; R
n
= Net Refrigerating Effect. W = Work required by the machine.
Then;
W
R
COP
n
=
COP l Theoretica
COP Actual
COP lative = Re
Actual COP = Ratio of R
n
and W actually measured.
Theoretical COP = Ratio of Theoretical values of R
n
and W obtained by applying
Laws of Thermodynamics to the Refrigerating Cycle.
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Performance  Rating
Rating of Refrigeration System :
 Refrigeration Effect / Amount of Heat extracted from a body in a given time.
Unit :
 Standard commercial Tonne of Refrigeration / TR Capacity
Definition :
 Refrigeration Effect produced by melting 1 tonne of ice from and at 0 C in 24 hours.
Latent Heat of ice = 336 kJ/kg.
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Air Refrigeration System
One of the earliest method.
Obsolete due to low COP and high operating cost.
Preferred in Aircraft Refrigeration due to its low weight.
Characteristic :
 Throughout the cycle, Refrigerant remains in gaseous state.
Air Refrigeration
Closed System Open System
Air refrigerant contained within
piping or components of system.
Pressures above atm. Pr.
Refrigerator space is actual room to be cooled.
Air expansion to atm. Pr. And then
compressed to cooler pressure.
Pressures limited to near atm. Pr. levels..
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Air Refrigeration System
1. Suction to compressor in Closed System may be at high pressures. Hence,
the size of Expander and Compressor can be kept small.
Closed System Vs. Open System :
2. In Open Systems, air picks up the moisture from refrigeration chamber. This
moisture freezes and chokes the valves.
3. Expansion in Open System is limited to atm. Pr. Level only. No such restriction
to Closed System.
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Reverse Carnot Cycle
3
2
1
4
Isotherms
Adiabatic
T
2
Expansion
Compression
T
1
P
r
e
s
s
u
r
e
Volume
P V Diagram
3 2
1 4
T
1
Expansion Compression
T
2
T
e
m
p
e
r
a
t
u
r
e
Entropy
1 4
T s Diagram
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3 2
1 4
T
1
Expansion Compression
T
2
T
e
m
p
e
r
a
t
u
r
e
Entropy
1 4
Operation :
3 4 : Adiabatic Expansion.
Temp. falls from T
2
to T
1.
Cylinder in contact with Cold Body at T
1.
4 1 : Isothermal Expansion.
Heat Extraction from Cold Body.
1 2 : Adiabatic Compression.
Requires external power.
Temp. rises from T
1
to T
2.
Cylinder in contact with Hot Body at T
2
2 3 : Isothermal Compression.
Heat Rejection to Hot Body.
Reverse Carnot Cycle
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3 2
1 4
T
1
Expansion Compression
T
2
T
e
m
p
e
r
a
t
u
r
e
Entropy
1 4
Heat extracted from cold Body : Area 1144
= T
1
X 14
Work done per cycle : Area 1234
= (T
2
T
1
) X 14
1 2
1
1 2
1
) 4 1 ( ) (
) 4 1 (
4 3 2 1
4 ' 4 ' 1 1
T T
T
X T T
X T
Area
Area
Done Work
Extracted Heat
COP
=
=
=
=
Reverse Carnot Cycle
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Example 1
A Carnot Refrigerator requires 1.3 kW per tonne of refrigeration to maintain a region at
low temperature of 38 C. Determine:
i) COP of Carnot Refrigerator.
ii) Higher temperature of the cycle.
iii) Heat delivered and COP, if the same device is used Heat Pump.
99 . 2
) sec/ 3600 ( ) 3 . 1 (
/ 000 , 14
3 . 1
1
= = = =
hr kW
hr kJ
kW
tonne
done Work
absorbed Heat
COP
refrig
.ANS
K T
K T
K
T T
T
COP
refrig
6 . 313
235
235
99 . 2
1
2 1 2
1
=
=
.ANS
Heat Delivered as Heat Pump ;
sec / 189 . 5 3 . 1
3600
/ 000 , 14
3 . 1 1 kJ
hr kJ
kW tonne
done Work absorbed Heat
= + = + =
+ =
.ANS
99 . 3
3 . 1
sec / 189 . 5
= = =
kW
kJ
done Work
delivered Heat
COP
HP
.ANS
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Example 2
A refrigerating system works on reverse Carnot cycle. The higher temperature in the
system is 35 C and the lower temperature is 15 C. The capacity is to be 12 tonnes.
Determine :
i) COP of Carnot Refrigerator.
ii) Heat rejected from the system per hour.
iii) Power required.
18 . 5
258 308
258
1 2
1
=
=
K K
K
T T
T
COP
refrig
.ANS
hr kJ Input Work
Input Work
hr kJ X
Input Work
tonne
Input Work
Effect frig
COP
refrig
/ 32558
/ 000 , 14 12 12
16 . 5
. Re
=
= = =
.ANS kW
hr kJ hr Input Work
Power 04 . 9
3600
/ 32558
3600
/
= = =
Heat Rejected / hr = Refrig. Effect / hr + Work Input / hr
= 12 x 14,000 (kJ/hr) + 32,558 (kJ/hr) = 2,00,558 kJ/hr. .ANS
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Example 3
Ice is formed at 0 C from water at 20 C. The temperature of the brine is 8 C. Find out
the kg of ice per kWh. Assume that the system operates on reversed Carnot cycle. Take
latent heat of ice as 335 kJ/kg.
46 . 9
265 293
265
1 2
1
=
=
K K
K
T T
T
COP
refrig
Heat to be extracted per kg of water ( to from ice at 0 C)
R
n
= 1 (kg) x C
pw
(kJ/kg.K) x (293 273) (K) + Latent Heat (kJ/kg) of ice
= 1 (kg) x 4.18 (kJ/kg.K) x 20 (K) + 335 (kJ/kg)
= 418.6 kJ/kg.
Also, 1 kWh = 1 (kJ) x 3600 (sec/hr) = 3600 kJ.
kg m
kJ
kg kJ X kg m
kJ done Work
kJ Effect frig
W
R
COP
ice
ice
n
refrig
35 . 81
3600
) / ( 6 . 418 ) (
46 . 9
) (
) ( . Re
= =
= =
.ANS
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Bell Coleman / Reverse Bryaton Cycle
Elements of this system :
1. Compressor.
2. Heat Exchanger.
3. Expander.
4. Refrigerator.
Work gained from Expander is used
to drive Compressor.
Hence, less external work is required.
Heat Exchanger
Cooling
Water
Refrigerator
Compressor Expander
Cold Air
Very Cold Air
Warm Air
Hot Air
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Bell Coleman / Reverse Bryaton Cycle
3
2
1
4
Isobars
Adiabatic
Expansion
Compression
P
r
e
s
s
u
r
e
Volume
P V Diagram
3
2
1
4
Expansion
Compression
T
e
m
p
e
r
a
t
u
r
e
Entropy
Isobars
Adiabatic
T s Diagram
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Bell Coleman / Reverse Bryaton Cycle
3
2
1
4
Expansion
Compression
T
e
m
p
e
r
a
t
u
r
e
Entropy
Isobars
Adiabatic
Heat Absorbed in Refrigerator :
) (
4 1
T T C m Q
P added
=
Heat Rejected in Heat Exchanger :
) (
3 2
T T C m Q
P rejected
=
If process changes from Adiabatic to Polytropic;
( )
1 1 2 2
1
V P V P
n
n
Q
comp
=
( )
4 4 3 3 exp
1
V P V P
n
n
Q
n
=
We know,


.

\

=
1
P
C R
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Bell Coleman / Reverse Bryaton Cycle
Net Work Done :
( )
( )
( )
1 2 3 4
4 3 1 2
4 4 3 3 1 1 2 2
exp
1
1
1
1
T T T T C m
n
n
T T T T R m
n
n
V P V P V P V P
n
n
W W W
P
n comp
+


.

\

=
+
=
+
=
=
\


.

\

=
=
( )
1 2 3 4
4 1
1
1
) (
T T T T
n
n
T T
COP
+


.

\


.

\

\

=


.

\

=
Polytropic Expansion 34 :
K T
bar
bar
T K
P
P
T T
n
n
6 . 176
1
8
) 302 (
4
35 . 1
1 35 . 1
4
1
4
3
4 3
=


.

\

=


.

\

=
3 2
1
4
PV
1.35
=C
P
r
e
s
s
u
r
e
Volume
P
2
= 8 bar
P
1
= 1 bar
282 K
302 K
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Heat Extracted from Cold Chamber :
kg kJ K K X kg kJ T T C
P
/ 7 . 105 ) 6 . 176 282 ( ) / ( 003 . 1 ) (
4 1
= = =
Example 4.cntd
Heat Rejected to Heat Exchanger :
kg kJ K K X kg kJ T T C
P
/ 7 . 180 ) 302 2 . 482 ( ) / ( 003 . 1 ) (
3 2
= = =
Net Work Done :
( )
( )
kg kJ W
K K K K kg kJ W
T T T T C m
n
n
W
net
net
P net
/ 8 . 82
282 2 . 482 302 6 . 176 ) / 003 . 1 (
4 . 1
1 4 . 1
1 35 . 1
35 . 1
1
1
1 2 3 4
=
+ 
.

\

=
+


.

\

27 . 1
/ 8 . 82
/ 7 . 105
= = =
kg kJ
kg kJ
done Work
absorbed Heat
COP
refrig
.ANS
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Example 5
An air refrigeration open system operating between 1 MPa and 100 kPa is required to
produce a cooling effect of 2000 kJ/min. temperature of the air leaving the cold chamber is
5 C, and at leaving the cooler is 30 C. Neglect losses and clearance in the compressor
and expander. Determine :
i) Mass of air circulated per min. ii) Compressor Work, Expander Work, Cycle Work.
ii) COP and Power in kW required.
3 2
1
4
PV
=C
P
r
e
s
s
u
r
e
Volume
P
2
= 1 MPa
P
1
= 100 kPa
268 K
303 K
Polytropic Expansion 34 :
K T
MPa
MPa
T K
P
P
T T
9 . 156
1 . 0
1
) 302 (
4
4 . 1
1 4 . 1
4
1
4
3
4 3
=


.

\

=


.

\

=
\

=


.

\

=
.ANS
Compressor Work :
( )
( )
min / 85 . 4486
268 4 . 517 ) / 287 . 0 ( min) / 91 . 17 (
1 4 . 1
4 . 1
1
1 2
kJ W
K K kg kJ kg W
T T R m W
comp
comp
comp
=

.

\



.

\

.ANS
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Expander Work :
( )
( )
min / 42 . 2628
9 . 156 303 ) / 287 . 0 ( min) / 91 . 17 (
1 4 . 1
4 . 1
1
exp
exp
4 3 exp
kJ W
K K kg kJ kg W
T T R m W
=

.

\



.

\

.ANS
Example 5.cntd
Cycle Work = W
cycle
= W
comp
W
exp
= 4486.85 kJ/min 2628.42 kJ/min = 1858.43 kJ/minANS
076 . 1
min / 43 . 1858
min / 2000 . Re
= = =
kJ
kJ
required Work
Effect frig
COP
refrig
.ANS
Power required :
kW
kJ
time
W
P
cycle
97 . 30
min sec/ 60
min / 43 . 1858
= = = .ANS
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Vapour Compression System
Elements of this system :
1. Compressor.
2. Condenser.
3. Expansion Valve.
4. Evaporator.
Vapour @ Pr. and Temp. (State 1)
Isentropic Compression :
Pr. and Temp. (State 2)
Condenser : Pr. Liquid (State 3)
Throttling : Pr. Temp. (State 4)
Evaporator : Heat Extraction from surrounding;
Pr. vapour (State 1).
1
2
3
4
1
2 3
4
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Vapour Compression System
Merits :
1. High COP; as very close to Reverse Carnot Cycle.
2. Running Cost is 1/5
th
of that of Air Refrigeration Cycle.
3. Size of Evaporator is small; for same Refrigeration Effect.
Demerits :
1. Initial cost is high.
2. Inflammability.
4. Evaporator temperature adjustment is simple; by adjusting Throttle Valve.
3. Leakage.
4. Toxicity.
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Vapour Compression System : Ts Diagram
Case A. Dry and Saturated Vapour after Compression :
Work done by Compressor
= W = Area 12341
Heat Absorbed
= W = Area 14gf1
Entropy, s
T
e
m
p
e
r
a
t
u
r
e
,
T
Condensation
Compression
Evaporation
Expansion
T
2
T
1
3
4
2
1
Compressor Work,
(W)
Net Refrig. Effect,
(R
n
)
Sat. Vapour Line
Sat. Liq. Line
f g
1 2
4 1
1 4 3 2 1
1 4 1
h h
h h
Area
f g Area
Done Work
Absorbed Heat
COP
=
=
=
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Vapour Compression System : Ts Diagram
Case B. Superheated Vapour after Compression :
Work done by Compressor
= W = Area 122341
Heat Absorbed
= W = Area 14gf1
1 2
4 1
1 4 3 ' 2 2 1
1 4 1
h h
h h
Area
f g Area
Done Work
Absorbed Heat
COP
=
=
=
Entropy, s
T
e
m
p
e
r
a
t
u
r
e
,
T
Condensation
Compression
Evaporation
Expansion
T
2
T
1
3
4
2
1
Compressor Work,
(W)
Net Refrig. Effect,
(R
n
)
Sat. Vapour Line
Sat. Liq. Line
f g
2
NOTE : h
2
= h
2
+ C
p
(T
sup
T
sat
)
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Vapour Compression System : Ts Diagram
Case C. Wet Vapour after Compression :
Work done by Compressor
= W = Area 12341
Heat Absorbed
= W = Area 14gf1
Entropy, s
T
e
m
p
e
r
a
t
u
r
e
,
T
Condensation
Compression
Evaporation
Expansion
T
2
T
1
3
4
2
1
Compressor Work,
(W)
Net Refrig. Effect,
(R
n
)
Sat. Vapour Line
Sat. Liq. Line
f g
1 2
4 1
1 4 3 2 1
1 4 1
h h
h h
Area
f g Area
Done Work
Absorbed Heat
COP
=
=
=
NOTE : h
2
= (h
f
+ x.h
fg
)
2
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Vapour Compression System : Ph Diagram
Enthalpy, h
P
r
e
s
s
u
r
e
,
P
r
I
s
o
t
h
e
r
m
a
l
,
T
=
C
o
n
s
t
I
s
e
n
t
h
a
l
p
i
c
,
h
=
C
o
n
s
t
.
Isobaric,
P = Const
Subcooled
Liq. region
2 phase
region
Superheated
region
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Vapour Compression System : Ph Diagram
Enthalpy, h
P
r
e
s
s
u
r
e
,
P
r
1
2
3
4
Evaporation
Condensation
E
x
p
a
n
s
i
o
n
1 2
4 1
h h W
h h R
n
=
=
1 2
4 1
h h
h h
W
R
COP
n
= =
}
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Factors Affecting Vapour Compression System
A. Effect of Suction Pressure :
Enthalpy, h
P
r
e
s
s
u
r
e
,
P
r
1
2
3
4
1 4
2
P
1
P
2
1 2
4 1
h h
h h
W
R
COP
n
= =
COP of Original Cycle :
COP when Suction Pr. decreased :
( ) ( )
( ) ( ) ( )
2 ' 2 ' 1 1 1 2
' 1 1 4 1
' 1 ' 2
' 4 ' 1
h h h h h h
h h h h
h h
h h
W
R
COP
n
+ +
=
= =
Thus,
Refrig. Effect
Work Input
COP
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Factors Affecting Vapour Compression System
B. Effect of Delivery Pressure :
1 2
4 1
h h
h h
W
R
COP
n
= =
COP of Original Cycle :
COP when Delivery Pr. increased :
( ) ( )
( ) ( )
2 ' 2 1 2
4 ' 4 4 1
1 ' 2
' 4 1
h h h h
h h h h
h h
h h
W
R
COP
n
+
=
= =
Thus,
Refrig. Effect
Work Input
COP
Enthalpy, h
P
r
e
s
s
u
r
e
,
P
r
1
2
3
4
3
4
2
P
1
P
2
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Factors Affecting Vapour Compression System
C. Effect of Superheating :
1 2
4 1
h h
h h
W
R
COP
n
= =
COP of Original Cycle :
Thus,
Refrig. Effect
Work Input or
COP or
Enthalpy, h
P
r
e
s
s
u
r
e
,
P
r
1
2
3
4
1
2
P
1
P
2
( ) ( )
( ) ( ) ( )
1 ' 1 2 ' 2 1 2
1 ' 1 4 1
' 1 ' 2
4 ' 1
h h h h h h
h h h h
h h
h h
W
R
COP
n
+ +
+
=
= =
COP when Delivery Pr. increased :
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Factors Affecting Vapour Compression System
D. Effect of Subcooling :
1 2
4 1
h h
h h
W
R
COP
n
= =
COP of Original Cycle :
Thus,
Refrig. Effect
Work Input : SAME
COP
( ) ( )
( )
1 2
' 4 4 4 1
1 2
' 4 1
h h
h h h h
h h
h h
W
R
COP
n
+
=
= =
COP when Delivery Pr. increased :
Enthalpy, h
P
r
e
s
s
u
r
e
,
P
r
1
2
3
4
1
3
P
1
P
2
4
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Factors Affecting Vapour Compression System
E. Effect of Suction & Condenser Temperatures :
Now, Condenser Temp.
Evaporator Temp.
( )
( )
1 2
4 1
' 1 ' 4 ' 3 ' 2 ' 1
1 ' 4 4 ' 1 1
h h
h h
Area
f g Area
Done Work
Absorbed Heat
COP
>
=
+

=
COP of Modified Cycle :
COP of Original Cycle :
1 2
4 1
1 4 3 2 1
1 4 1
h h
h h
Area
f g Area
Done Work
Absorbed Heat
COP
=
=
=
COP
Entropy, s
T
e
m
p
e
r
a
t
u
r
e
,
T
Condensation
Compression
Evaporation
Expansion
T
2
T
1
3
4
2
1
f g
1
4
2
3
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Vapour Compression System Mathematical Analysis
A. Refrigerating Effect :
( ) ) / (
4 1
kg kJ Heat d Superheate Heat Latent h h Q
evap
+ + =
= Amount of Heat absorbed in Evaporator.
B. Mass of Refrigerant :
= Amount of Heat absorbed / Refrigerating Effect.
( )
) sec / (
3600
000 , 14
4 1
tonne kg
h h
m
=
1 TR = 14,000 kJ/hr
C. Theoretical Piston Displacement :
= Mass of Refrigerant X Sp. Vol. of Refrigerant Gas (v
g
)
1
.
( )
( ) ) sec / (
3600
000 , 14
. .
3
1
4 1
tonne m v
h h
Displ Piston Th
g

=
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Vapour Compression System Mathematical Analysis
( )
( ) ) (
) / (
1 2
1 2
kW h h m P
kg kJ h h W
theor
comp
=
=
a) Isentropic Compression :
D. Theoretical Power Required :
( )
( ) ) (
1
) / (
1
1 1 2 2
1 1 2 2
kW V P V P
n
n
m P
kg kJ V P V P
n
n
W
theor
comp
=
a) Polytropic Compression :
E. Heat removed through Condenser :
( ) ) / (
3 2
kg kJ h h m Q
cond
=
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Example 7 Example 6
A refrigeration machine is required to produce ice at 0 C from water at 20 C. The
machine has a condenser temperature of 298 K while the evaporator temperature is 268
K. The relative efficiency of the machine is 50 % and 6 kg of Freon12 refrigerant is
circulated through the system per minute. The refrigerant enters the compressor with a
dryness fraction of 0.6. Specific heat of water is 4.187 kJ/kg.K and the latent heat of ice is
335 kJ/kg. Calculate the amount of ice produced on 24 hours. The table of properties if
Freon12 is given below:
Temperature
(K)
Liquid Heat
(kJ/kg)
Latent Heat
(kJ/kg)
Entropy of Liquid
(kJ/kg)
298 59.7 138.0 0.2232
268 31.4 154.0 0.1251
h
f1
= 31.4 kJ/kg
h
fg1
= 154.0 kJ/kg
h
f2
= 59.7 kJ/kg
h
fg2
= 138.0 kJ/kg
h
f3
= h
4
= 59.7 kJ/kg
m = 6 kg/min
rel
= 50 %
x
2
= 0.6
C
pw
= 4.187 kJ/kg.K
Latent Heat of ice
= 335.7 kJ/kg
}
Given :
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Example 6.cntd
Entropy, s
T
e
m
p
e
r
a
t
u
r
e
,
T
298 K
268 K
3
4
2
1
Sat. Vapour Line
Sat. Liq. Line
f g
kg kJ h x h h
fg f
/ 8 . 123 0 . 154 ) 6 . 0 ( 4 . 31
1 1
1
= + = + =
kg kJ h x h h
fg f
/ 2 . 133 0 . 138 ) 5325 . 0 ( 7 . 59
2 2
2 2
= + = + =
( )
5325 . 0
268
0 . 154
6 . 0 1251 . 0
298
0 . 138
2232 . 0
2
2
1
1
1 1
2
2
2 2
1 1 1 2 2 2
1 2
=

.

\

+ =

.

\

+


.

\

+ =


.

\

+
 + =  +
=
x
x
T
h
x s
T
h
x s
s x s s x s
s s
fg
f
fg
f
fg f fg f
Isentropic Compression : 12
kg kJ h h
f
/ 7 . 59
3
4
= =
COP of Original Cycle :
( )
( )
82 . 6
/ 8 . 123 2 . 133
/ 7 . 59 8 . 123
1 2
4 1
=
= =
kg kJ
kg kJ
h h
h h
W
R
COP
n
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Example 6.cntd
Actual COP =
rel
X COP
theor
= 0.5 X 6.82 = 3.41
Heat extracted from 1 kg of water at 20 C to form 1 kg of ice at 0 C :
kg kJ
kg kJ
C X K kg kJ X kg
/ 74 . 418
) / ( 335
) ( ) 0 20 ( ) . / ( 187 . 4 ) ( 1
=
+
=
Entropy, s
T
e
m
p
e
r
a
t
u
r
e
,
T
298 K
268 K
3
4
2
1
Sat. Vapour Line
Sat. Liq. Line
f g
Now;
.ANS
( )
( )
hrs in tonne
X X
kg
kg kJ
kg kJ X kg
m
h h m
X m
W
R
COP
ice
ice
actual n
actual
24 661 . 0
1000
24 60 459 . 0
min / 459 . 0
41 . 3
/ 74 . 418
) / ( 8 . 123 2 . 133 ) ( 6
74 . 418
41 . 3
1 2
) (
= =
=

= = =
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Example 7
28 tonnes of ice from and at 0 C is produced per day in an ammonia refrigerator. The
temperature range in the compressor is from 25 C to 15oC. The vapour is dry and
saturated at the end of compression and an expansion valve is used. Assuming a
coefficient of performance of 62% of the theoretical, calculate the power required to
drive the compressor. Take latent heat of ice = 335 kJ/kg.
Temp
(C)
Enthalpy (kJ/kg) Entropy of
Liquid
(kJ/kg.K)
Entropy of Vapour
(kJ/kg.K)
Liquid Vapour
25 100.04 1319.22 0.3473 4.4852
15 54.56 1304.99 2.1338 5.0585
h
f1
= 54.56 kJ/kg
h
g1
= 1304.99kJ/kg
h
f2
= 100.04 kJ/kg
h
g2
= 1319.22 kJ/kg
h
f3
= h
4
= 100.04 kJ/kg
T
cond
= 25 C
T
evap
= 15 C
x
2
= 1.dry saturated vapour
COP
actual
= 0.62 (COP
theor
)
Latent Heat of ice
= 335.7 kJ/kg
}
Given :
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( )
( )
91 . 8
23 . 1196 22 . 1319
04 . 100 23 . 1196
1 2
4 1
=
=
h h
h h
COP
l theoretica
COP of the Cycle :
Entropy, s
T
e
m
p
e
r
a
t
u
r
e
,
T
298 K
258 K
3
4
2
1
Sat. Vapour Line
Sat. Liq. Line
f g
Example 7.cntd
process c Isenthalpi kg kJ h h ..... / 04 . 100
4 3
= =
 
kg kJ
h x h h
fg f
/ 23 . 1196
) 56 . 54 ( 99 . 1304 ) 92 . 0 ( ) 56 . 54 (
) (
1 1 1 1
=
+ =
+ =
( ) ( )  
92 . 0
1338 . 2 0585 . 5 ) 1338 . 2 ( 4852 . 4
2
1
1 1 1 2
1 2
=
+ =
 + =
=
x
x
s x s s
s s
fg f g
Isentropic Compression : 12
kg kJ h h
g
/ 22 . 1319
2 2
= =
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Example 7.cntd
Actual COP =
rel
X COP
theor
= 0.62 X 8.91
= 5.52
Entropy, s
T
e
m
p
e
r
a
t
u
r
e
,
T
298 K
258 K
3
4
2
1
Sat. Vapour Line
Sat. Liq. Line
f g
Actual R
n
= COP
actual
X Work done
= 5.52 X (h
2
h
1
)
= 5.52 X (1319.22 1196.23)
= 678.9 kJ/kg
Heat extracted from 28 tonnes of water at 0 C to form ice at 0 C :
) ( sec / 56 . 108
) (sec/ 3600 ) ( 24
) / ( 335 ) / ( 1000 ) ( 28
kW kJ
hr X hr
kg kJ X tonne kg X kg
=
=
Mass of refrigerant : kg
kg kJ
kJ
1599 . 0
) / ( 9 . 678
sec) / ( 56 . 108
= =
Total Work done by Compressor :
( )
) ( sec / 67 . 19
/ ) 23 . 1196 22 . 1319 ( ) ( 1599 . 0
1 2
kW kJ
kg kJ X kg h h X m
refrig
=
= =
.ANS
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Example 8
In a standard vapour compression refrigeration cycle, operating between an evaporator
temperature of 10 C and a condenser temperature of 40 C, the enthalpy of the
refrigerant, Freon12, at the end of compression is 220 kJ/kg. Show the cycle diagram on
Ts plane. Calculate:
1. The C.O.P. of the cycle.
2. The refrigerating capacity and the compressor power assuming a refrigerant flow
rate of 1 kg/min.
You may use the extract of Freon12 property table given below:
Temp (C) Pr (MPa) h
f
(kJ/kg) h
g
(kJ/kg)
10 0.2191 26.85 183.1
40 0.9607 74.53 203.1
h
f1
= 26.85 kJ/kg
h
g1
= h
1
= 183.1 kJ/kg
h
f2
= 74.53 kJ/kg
h
g2
= 203.1 kJ/kg
h
f3
= h
4
= 74.53 kJ/kg
T
cond
= 40 C
T
evap
= 10 C
x
1
= 1.dry saturated vapour
h
2
= 220 kJ/kg
}
Given :
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Example 8.cntd
COP of Original Cycle :
( )
( )
94 . 2
/ 1 . 183 0 . 220
/ 53 . 74 1 . 183
1 2
4 1
=
= =
kg kJ
kg kJ
h h
h h
W
R
COP
n
.ANS
Refrigerating Capacity :
( ) ( )
min / 57 . 108
/ 53 . 74 1 . 183 ) ( 1
4 1
kJ
kg kJ X kg h h m
=
= =
.ANS
Compressor Power :
( ) ( )
kW
kJ
kg kJ X kg h h m
615 . 0
min / 9 . 36
/ 1 . 183 0 . 220 ) ( 1
1 2
=
=
= =
.ANS
Entropy, s
T
e
m
p
e
r
a
t
u
r
e
,
T
40 C
10 C
3
4
2
1
Sat. Vapour Line
Sat. Liq. Line
f g
2
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Example 9
A Freon12 refrigerator producing a cooling effect of 20 kJ/sec operates on a simple
cycle with pressure limits of 1.509 bar and 9.607 bar. The vapour leaves the evaporator
dry saturated and there is no undercooling. Determine the power required by the
machine. If the compressor operates at 300 rpm and has a clearance volume of 3% of
stroke volume, determine the piston displacement of the compressor. For compressor
assume that the expansion following the law PV
1.3
= Constant.
Temp
(
o
C)
P
s
(bar)
v
g
(m
3
/kg)
Enthalpy
h
f
(kJ/kg)
Enthalpy
h
g
(kJ/kg)
Entropy
s
f
(kJ/kg)
Entropy
s
g
(kJ/kg)
Specific
heat
(kJ/kg.K)
20 1.509 0.1088 17.8 178.61 0.073 0.7082 
40 9.607  74.53 203.05 0.2716 0.682 0.747
h
f1
= 17.8 kJ/kg
h
g1
= h
1
= 178.61 kJ/kg
h
f2
= 74.53 kJ/kg
h
g2
= 203.05 kJ/kg
h
f3
= h
4
= 74.53 kJ/kg
T
cond
= 40 C
T
evap
= 20 C
x
1
= 1.dry saturated vapour
h
2
= 220 kJ/kg
}
Given :
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Example 9.cntd
Refrigerating Capacity : ( ) ( )
sec / 192 . 0
/ 53 . 74 61 . 178 20
4 1
kg m
kg kJ X m kW h h m
=
= =

 
( )
K T
T
T
T
C s s
s s
P
2 . 324
313
ln 747 . 0 682 . 0 7082 . 0
ln
2
2
' 2
2
' 2 1
2 1
=

.

\

+ =


.

\

+ =
=
Isentropic Compression : 12
( )
( ) ( )
kg kJ
K K kg kJ kg kJ
T T C h h
P
/ 4 . 211
0 . 313 2 . 324 . / 747 . 0 ) / ( 05 . 203
' 2 2 ' 2 2
=
+ =
+ =
Entropy, s
T
e
m
p
e
r
a
t
u
r
e
,
T
313 K
253 K
3
4
2
1
Sat. Vapour Line
Sat. Liq. Line
f g
2
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Example 9
.ANS
Power Required : ( ) ( )
kW
kg kJ X kg h h m
29 . 6
/ 61 . 178 4 . 211 sec) / ( 192 . 0
1 2
=
= =

Vol. Efficiency :
% 6 . 87
509 . 1
607 . 9
03 . 0 03 . 0 1
1
13 . 1 / 1
/ 1
=


.

\

+ =


.

\

+ =
bar
bar
P
P
k k
n
S
d
vol
q
Vol of Refrigerant
at Intake :
sec / 02089 . 0
) / ( 1088 . 0 sec) / ( 192 . 0
3
3
m
kg m X kg
v m
g
=
=
 =

Piston Displ. Vol. :
( )
3
3
00477 . 0
) ( 300 876 . 0
min) (sec/ 60 sec) / ( 02089 . 0
) (
.
m
rpm
m
rpm
Vol Actual
vol
=


=

=
q
.ANS
Entropy, s
T
e
m
p
e
r
a
t
u
r
e
,
T
313 K
253 K
3
4
2
1
Sat. Vapour Line
Sat. Liq. Line
f g
2
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Example 10
A food storage locker requires a refrigeration capacity of 50 kW. It works between a
condenser temperature of 35 C and an evaporator temperature of 10 C. The refrigerator
is ammonia. It is subcooled by 5 C before entering the expansion valve by the dry
saturated vapour leaving the evaporator. Assuming a singlecylinder, singleacting
compressor operating at 1000 rpm with stroke equal to 1.2 times the bore, determine :
1. The power required.
2. The cylinder dimensions.
Properties of ammonia are :
Sat.
Temp.
(
o
C)
Pr.
(bar)
Enthalpy
(kJ/kg)
Entropy
(kJ/kg)
Sp. Vol.
(m
3
/kg)
Sp. Heat
(kJ/kg.K)
Liquid Vapour Liquid Vapour Liquid Vapour Liquid Vapour
10 2.9157 154.056 1450.22 0.82965 5.7550  0.417477  2.492
35 13.522 366.072 1488.57 1.56605 5.2086 1.7023 0.095629 4.556 2.903
h
1
= 1450.22 kJ/kg
h
2
= 1488.57 kJ/kg
h
f3
= 366.072 kJ/kg
T
cond
= 35 C
T
evap
= 10 C
x
1
= 1.dry saturated vapour
State 3 = Subcooled by 5 C
}
Given :
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Example 10.cntd
( )
( )
kg kJ
kg kJ kg kJ
T T C h h h
subcool sat liq P f
/ 29 . 343
) / ( 303 308 56 . 405 ) / ( 07 . 366
3 4 ' 3
=
=
= =
( )
K T
T
T
T
C s s s s
P
8 . 371
308
ln 903 . 2 2086 . 5 755 . 5
ln
2
2
' 2
2
' 2 1 2 1
=

.

\

+ =


.

\

+ = =
Isentropic Compression : 12
( )
( ) ( )
kg kJ
K K kg kJ kg kJ
T T C h h
P
/ 8 . 1673
0 . 308 8 . 371 . / 903 . 2 ) / ( 57 . 1488
' 2 2 ' 2 2
=
+ =
+ =
Entropy, s
T
e
m
p
e
r
a
t
u
r
e
,
T
308 K
263 K
3
4
2
1
Sat. Vapour Line
Sat. Liq. Line
f g
2
3
303 K
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Example 10.cntd
( ) ( )
sec / 04517 . 0
/ 29 . 343 22 . 1450
) ( 50
/
) ( 50
4 1
kg
kg kJ
kW
kg kJ h h
kW
m
=
=
=

Mass of Refrigerant :
Compressor Power :
( )
( )
kW
kg kJ X kg
h h m
1 . 10
/ 22 . 1450 8 . 1673 ) ( 04517 . 0
1 2
=
=
=

.ANS
Cylinder Dimensions :
( )
m m L
m D
kg m
rpm
D D
v
N
L D
kg m
g
228 . 0 ) 19 . 0 ( 2 . 1
19 . 0
/ 417477 . 0
60
) ( 1000
) 2 . 1 (
4 60 4
sec) / ( 04517 . 0
3
2 2
=  =
=

.

\

=

.

\

= =

t t
.ANS
.ANS
Entropy, s
T
e
m
p
e
r
a
t
u
r
e
,
T
308 K
263 K
3
4
2
1
Sat. Vapour Line
Sat. Liq. Line
f g
2
3
303 K
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Comparison of Carnot Vs. VCC
Assumption : STATE 1 and STATE 3 are
common for both cycles.
A
1
A
1
: Additional Work required due to
superheated section
A
2
A
2
: Additional Work required, as no work
is recovered during expansion. A
3
A
3
: Loss in cooling effect due to throttling
as compared to isentropic expansion.
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T
e
m
p
e
r
a
t
u
r
e
,
T
3
4
2
1
Sat. Vapour Line
Sat. Liq. Line
f g
2
4
4
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Comparison of Carnot Vs. VCC
on J/kg basis :
Entropy, s
T
e
m
p
e
r
a
t
u
r
e
,
T
3
4
2
1
Sat. Vapour Line
Sat. Liq. Line
f g
2
4
4
( ) ( )
' 2 1 3 ' 2 2 1
s s T h h A =
A
1
( )
' 4 3 2
h h A =
A
2
( )
' 4 4 3
h h A =
A
3
Areas A
2
and A
3
are EQUAL.
Throttling causes identical dual loss..!!!.
2 1 2 1
A A W W
comp
+ + =
3 1 4
A Q W
comp
=
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( )
C
C
rev
R
W
A A
Q A
COP
COP
2 1
3
1
/ 1
+
+
= = q
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Example 11
A refrigerant 12 theoretical single stage cycle operates between a condensing temperature
of 32.2 C and an evaporating temperature of 17.78 C. Assume a Carnot cycle operating
between the same temperatures. Determine :
1. Carnot cycle work of compression.
2. Carnot cycle refrigerating effect.
3. Excess work of compression due to superheat section.
4. Excess work of compression due to throttling.
5. Loss in refrigeration effect due to throttling.
6. Refrigeration efficiency.
Entropy, s
T
e
m
p
e
r
a
t
u
r
e
,
T
3
4
2
1
Sat. Vapour Line
Sat. Liq. Line
f g
2
A
1
A
2
A
3
4
4
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Example 11.cntd
1. ( )( )
( ) { } ( )
kg kJ
s s T T W
C
/ 986 . 22
033 . 247 7656 . 706 78 . 17 22 . 32
3 1 1 2
=
=
=
ANS.
2. ( )
( ) ( )
kg kJ
s s T Q
C
/ 332 . 117
033 . 247 7656 . 706 22 . 255
3 1 1
=
=
=
ANS.
( ) ( )
( ) ( )
kg kJ
s s T h h A
/ 1483 . 0
667 . 684 7656 . 706 22 . 305 43 . 200 33 . 207
' 2 1 3 ' 2 2 1
=
=
= 3.
ANS.
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Example 11.cntd
( )
2653 . 0
889 . 80 7656 . 706
889 . 80 033 . 247
" 4 1
" 4 3
' 4
" 4 1 ' 4 " 4 ' 4 3
=
=
+ = =
s s
s s
x
s s x s s s
4. To evaluate A
2
, the value of h
4
is to be calculated.
ANS.
( )
( )( )
kg kJ
h h x h h
/ 242 . 62
817 . 19 73 . 179 2653 . 0 817 . 19
" 4 1 ' 4 " 4 ' 4
=
+ =
+ =
( )
( )
kg kJ
h h A
/ 438 . 4
242 . 62 78 . 66
' 4 3 2
=
=
=
ANS.
5. Since, A
3
= A
2
, we have A
3
= 4.438 kJ/kg.
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6. Refrigerating efficiency can be calculated in 2 different ways :
Example 11.cntd
( ) ( )
( )
( ) ( )
( )
8 . 0
22 . 255 61 . 27
50 95 . 112
1 1 2
1 3 4 1
=
=
=
T h h
T T h h
R
q
ANS.
( ) ( )
8 . 0
986 . 22
438 . 4 1483 . 0
1
332 . 117 / 438 . 4 1
1
/ 1
2 1
3
=
+
+
=
+
+
=
C
C
R
W
A A
Q A
q
ANS.
OR by Equation :
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Multistage Vapour Compression Cycle
To overcome the limitations of the single stage cycle.
At low Evaporator Temperatures, staging of Compressor is necessary
due to Vol. Efficiency in single stage cycles.
Compressor staging and vapour intercooling
to excessive discharge temperatures.
Also helps for COP.
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Multistage Vapour Compression Cycle
Enthalpy, h
P
r
e
s
s
u
r
e
,
P
r
1
2
3
9
Evaporation
Condensation
E
x
p
a
n
s
i
o
n
4
5 6
7
8
Evaporator
LP
Compressor
1
2
HP
Compressor
4
5
Condenser
6
7
8
9
NOTE : Typical for AMMONIA and R12
__________
Flash
Intercooler
3
Water
Intercooler
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Example 12
Calculate the power needed to compress 10 kg/min of Ammonia from saturated vapour at
1.4 bar to a condensing pressure of 10 bar :
(a) by single stage compression
(b) by two stage compression with intercooling by liquid refrigerant at 4 bar.
Assume saturated liquid to leave condenser and dry saturated vapour to leave evaporator.
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4
7
8
__________
2
Enthalpy, h
P
r
e
s
s
u
r
e
,
P
r
1
2
3
8
E
x
p
a
n
s
i
o
n
4
5 6
7
27 C
2 C
25 C
1.4 bar
10 bar
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Example 12.cntd
From P h Chart for Ammonia, we get :
SINGLE STAGE :
h
6
= h
7
= 645.0 kJ/kg h
1
= 464.5 kJ/kg h
3
= 753.5 kJ/kg
h
5
= 623.5 kJ/kg.K h
2
= 602.5 kJ/kg h
4
= 498.0 kJ/kg
Higher stage compressor must compress 10 kg/min plus
the quantity of liquid which evaporates to desuperheat
the gas at 2.
The rate of Ammonia compressed can be computed by
making a heat and mass balance about intercooler.
4
(h
4
= 498 kJ/kg)
(0.9142 kg/min)
7
(h
6
= h
7
= 645 kJ/kg)
8
__________
2
(h
2
=602.5 kJ/kg)
(10 kg/min)
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1. Heat Balance :
( ) ( ) ( ) ( ) 498 5 . 602 min / 10 645
4 6
 =  +  m kg m
2. Mass Balance :
( )
4 6
10 m m = +
( ) ( ) ( ) ( ) 4980 498 5 . 602 6025 645
6 6
+  =  +  m m
Example 12.cntd
Property W/o Intercooling With Intercooling
1 2, 2 3 1 2, 2 4, 4 5
h
2
h
1
, kJ/kg 602.5 464.5 = 138 602.5 464.5 = 138
h
3
h
2
, kJ/kg 753.5 602.5 = 151 
h
5
h
4
, kJ/kg  623.5 498.0 = 125.5
Kg/min from 1 2 10 10
Kg/min from 2 3 10 
Kg/min from 4 5  10.91426
Power (kJ/min), 1 2 10 X 138 = 1380 10 X 138 = 1380
Power (kJ/min), 2 3 10 X 151 = 1510 
Power (kJ/min), 4 5  125.5 X 10.91426 = 1369.7
Total Power, (kJ/min) 2890 2747.7
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Example 12.cntd
Thus,
Power requirement without liquid refrigerant intercooling = 2890 kJ/min
Power requirement with liquid refrigerant intercooling = 2747.7 kJ/min
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Multistage Vapour Compression Cycle
Evaporator
LP
Compressor
Water
Intercooler
__________
HP
Compressor
Condenser
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
Flash
Intercooler
Flash Intercooler :
Tank with fixed liquid level.
Liquid level maintained by a Float Valve
= Expansion Valve also.
Sat. Liquid at intermediate pressure is
expanded to Evaporator pressure.
Flash vapour @ Throttling is given as
suction to HP Compressor.
Vapour @ 3 is bubbled through orifices in
the Flash Intercooler and desuperheated
by evaporation of liquid.
Vapour @ suction to HP Compressor :
1. Flash Vapour.
2. Refrigerant in evaporator
3. Vapour due to evaporation of
liquid in intercooler.
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Multistage Vapour Compression Cycle
Evaporator
LP
Compressor
Water
Intercooler
__________
HP
Compressor
Condenser
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
Flash
Intercooler
Disadvantages of Flash Intercooler :
Liquid refrigerant in tank is at
intermediate pressure and saturated.
1. Evaporator is above Intercooler.
2. Heat is absorbed in liquid line.
1. Some liquid evaporates ahead
of Expansion Valve.
2. Operation of Expansion Valve
is sluggish due to low pressure
differential.
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NOTE : Typical for AMMONIA
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Enthalpy, h
P
r
e
s
s
u
r
e
,
P
r
1
2
3
9
Evaporation
Condensation
E
x
p
a
n
s
i
o
n
4
5 6
7
8
Evaporator
LP
Compressor
Water
Intercooler
HP
Compressor
Condenser
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
_______
Shell&Coil
Intercooler
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LP
Compressor
Water
Intercooler
HP
Compressor
Condenser
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
_______
Shell&Coil
Intercooler
Advantages of Shell&Coil Intercooler :
Subcools the liquid refrigerant.
Eliminates possibility of flash
liquid ahead the Expansion Valve.
Large pressure differential, as the
liquid is at Condenser pressure.
Limitation of Shell&Coil Intercooler :
Low COP, as not possible to
intercool the liquid as much as in
Flash Intercooler.
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NOTE : Typical for R12 and R22
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Evaporator
LP
Compressor
HP
Compressor
Condenser
1
2
4
5
6
7
8
9
_______
Shell&Coil
Liquid
Intercooler
3
Enthalpy, h
P
r
e
s
s
u
r
e
,
P
r
1
2
3
9
Evaporation
Condensation
E
x
p
a
n
s
i
o
n
4
5 6
7
8
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Evaporator
LP
Compressor
HP
Compressor
Condenser
1
2
4
5
6
7
8
9
_______
Shell&Coil
Liquid
Intercooler
3
Vapour from LP Compressor is not
intercooled.
Vapour from LP Compressor is
mixed with refrigerant from
Intercooler.
In stead of Float Valve, a Thermostatic
Expansion Valve is used.
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Enthalpy, h
P
r
e
s
s
u
r
e
,
P
r
1
2
3
9
Evaporation
Condensation
E
x
p
a
n
s
i
o
n
4,10,11
5 6
7,12
8
Low Temp
Evaporator
LP
Compressor
HP
Compressor
Condenser
1
2
4
5
6
7
8
9
_______
Shell&Coil
Liquid
Intercooler
3
Water
Intercooler
High Temp
Evaporator
10
11
12
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No. of stages of Compression :
Economic as well as Practical Considerations.
R12, R22 and Ammonia : Single Stage
Evaporator Temp above 30 C.
R12, R22 : Single Stage more successful at lower temp than that for Ammonia.
Two Stage : Evaporator Temp between 60 C to 30 C.
Three Stage : Evaporator Temp below 65 C.
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Cascade Refrigeration System
Entropy, s
T
e
m
p
e
r
a
t
u
r
e
,
T
3a
4a
2a
1a
2a
3b
4b
2b
1b
2b
Evaporator
LP
Compressor
1a
2a 3a
4a
HP
Compressor
1b
2b
Condenser
3b
4b
Cascade
Condenser
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Cascade Refrigeration System
Evaporator
LP
Compressor
1a
2a 3a
4a
HP
Compressor
1b
2b
Condenser
3b
4b
Temperatures below 65 C
Two Independent Systems.
Cascade Condenser : Heat Exchanger
Advantage :
Possibility of Multistaging each stage!!!
Limitation :
Efficiency loss due to Temperature
Overlap in Cascade Condenser.
Applications :
1. Liquefaction of Petroleum Vapour.
2. Liquefaction of Air / Atm. Gases.
3. Manufacture of Dry Ice.
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It is one of the oldest Refrigeration System.
Production of Low ( Cryogenic) Temperature Applications.
Two or more Refrigeration Cycles operate in series.
Cascade Refrigeration System
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Sr. No. Parameter Value Parameter Value
1. T
e
,CO2 50
0
C T
e
,NH3 20.96
0
C
2. T
c
,CO2 17.48
0
C T
c
,NH3 29.72
0
C
3. COP,CO2 2.40 COP,NH3 2.14
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Precooled Linde Hampson Cycle
(1)
Makeup Gas
Heat Exchanger
Heat Exchanger
J T Valve
J T Valve
Main
Compressor
Refrigerant
Compressor
Cooling
Water
Liquid
(2)
(3)
(4)
(5)
(f)
(g)
(6)
(1)
(a)
(a)
(b)
(c)
(d)
3
4
T
e
m
p
,
T
Entropy, s
1 2
5
6
f g
Refrigerant
Boiling
Point
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Cascade System for Air Liquefaction
Makeup Gas
Liquid N
2
Cooling Water
Ammonia, NH
3
Ethylene, C
2
H
4
Methane, CH
4
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Advantages / Limitations
Temperature Overlap in Cascade Condenser .
Limitation :
Advantages :
It permits the use of Two / more different Refrigerants, depending on
their Boiling Points.
Inclusion of Intercooling between every two stages is possible, so it
improve performance of system.
Each cycle is operating separately ( i.e. Pr, Freq, compressor Input
Power, etc).
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References
Randall Barron, Cryogenic Systems, Oxford University Press, 2
nd
ed.,
1981, pp. 69 85.
Roy J. Dossat, Principles of Refrigeration, Thomson Press, 2
nd
SI ed., pp.
542 548.
Aurora S. C. and Domkundwar S. , Refrigeration and Air Conditioning,
Dhanpat Rai & Sons, Delhi, 8
th
ed. pp. 1 4.
Cengel Y. & Boles C. , Thermodynamics, Tata McGraw Hill Publication,
Sixth ed., pp. 636638.
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