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ISHRAE National Student Design Competition 2013-14

Design of a 1.5TR Energy efficient Split Air conditioner using 5 mm inner grooved copper tubes in condenser and evaporator

For members of ISHRAE student chapters

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Background In a world where resources are increasingly becoming scarce it is imperative to design systems that optimize the use of materials and energy. Conventional condensers and evaporators of air conditioners are made of coils with copper tubes and aluminum or copper fin and have been the standard in the HVAC industry for many years. Small diameter coils have better rates of heat transfer and can withstand the higher pressures required by the new generation of environmentally friendlier refrigerants. They have lower material costs because they require less refrigerant, fin, and coil materials. And they enable the design of smaller and lighter high-efficiency air conditioners and refrigerators because the evaporators and condensers coils are smaller and lighter. Copper has advantage of having greater heat exchange, better longterm durability and resistance to corrosion, lower cost of maintenance, and antimicrobial benefits. It is recyclable: Recycling copper uses only 10% of the energy needed for extraction. This energy saving leads to the conservation of valuable reserves of oil, gas or coal and reduces the amount of CO2 released into the atmosphere. The task assigned in this competition will test the capability of the students to apply their basic understanding of heat transfer and fluid mechanics to research, design and select material to put together an energy efficient split air conditioner.

Task
Design an Energy efficient Split Air conditioner of capacity 1.5TR for ambient temperature environments (+ 46oC) using 5 mm inner grooved copper tubes in condenser and evaporator. Refrigerant chosen can be the newer substitutes for R22 such as R290or R 32 or R410A Design should address the following: i. EER of Air conditioner 3.5 ii. Design room temperature of 25 1deg C iii. Detailed heat transfer and pressure drop calculations iv. Select suitable compressor from those available in the market v. Comparison of your design with designs of same capacity available in the market ( with 7 mm copper tube ) (Assume other suitable parameters with justifications) Guidelines Student Members of ISHRAE are eligible to participate in the competition. Team Size: 2,3 or 4 Pre-registration is mandatory by sending attached registration form to ishrae_m@vsnl.net. Please ensure that the form is complete in all respects, pin codes, email etc. Last date for registration is 15thSeptember 2013. All Submissions are to be submitted electronically The submission for the competition must be in pdf format only. Deliverable presentation should consist of a 40 page maximum technical report in PDF format only.

Award 1st, 2nd and Motivation winners will be awarded during ACREX 2014 at New Delhi. Awards will be presented to the winners as follows: First Place: Rs 50,000 and members of the team will receive travel reimbursement of 3 rd AC return train fare and two nights lodging during ACREX 2014 at New Delhi. Second Place: Rs 25,000 and members of the team will receive travel reimbursement of 3rd AC return train fare and two nights lodging during ACREX 2014 at New Delhi. Motivation Price Rs 10,000 and members of the team will receive travel reimbursement of 3rd AC return train fare and two nights lodging during ACREX 2014 at New Delhi.

IMPORTANT DATES 15.09.2013 : Due date for Registration 15.12.2013 : Final Report submission 15.01.2014 : Notification of award winners

Registration form National Student Design Competition for Members of ISHRAE Student Chapters Name of Sponsoring ISHRAE Chapter: College Name:

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Kindly rush your pre-registration to: ishrae_m@vsnl.net ISHRAE Mumbai Chapter No 214 Turf Estate, Shakti Mills Lane, Off Dr. E Moses Road, Mumbai 400011