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Geothermal Heat Pump and Heat Engine Systems: Theory and Practice

By
Andrew D. Chiasson
Andrew D. Chiasson
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ISBN:
9781118961940
No. of Pages:
494
Publisher:
ASME-Wiley
Publication date:
2016

Mechanical vapor compression systems operating in a subcritical cycle represent the vast majority of heat pump, air-conditioning, and refrigeration applications today. The cycle operates by transfer of heat through a closed-loop cycle by compressing, condensing, expanding, and evaporating a refrigerant fluid. The term ‘subcritical’ means that the cycle operates well below the critical point of the refrigerant. Heat pump manufacturers install controls to monitor refrigerant temperature and pressure, and heat pumps will shut off when the refrigerant pressure approaches the critical pressure.

12.1
Overview
12.2
The Ideal Vapor Compression Cycle
12.3
The Non-Ideal Vapor Compression Cycle
12.4
General Source-Sink Configurations
12.5
Mechanics of Operation
12.6
Transcritical Cycles
12.7
Vapor Compression Heat Pump Performance Standards and Manufacturer’s Catalog Data
12.8
Chapter Summary
Discussion Questions and Exercise Problems
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