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Homework Help: Efficiencies of compressor in industrial chiller system.

  1. Dec 2, 2012 #1
    1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data
    Data: http://postimage.org/image/4bb6y6jrd/
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    Question asks to find mechanical, volumetric and isentropic efficiencies.

    The test facility is based around a chiller of nominal cooling capacity of 25 kW. The chiller is equipped with shell and tube heat exchangers, an externally equalised thermostatic expansion valve, a 4 cylinder hermetic compressor designed for use with R404A and appropriate controls. The compressor displacement is 33.07 m3/hr at 1450 rpm.

    2. Relevant equations

    n(isentropic)=isnetropic work per unit mass of compressed fluid/actual work per unit mass of compressed fluid.

    n(volumetric)=actual vol of fresh gas infuced/compressor swept volume.

    n(mechanical)=work on gas/work delivered to shaft.

    work on gas=massflowrate (h2-h1) where h2 is enthalpy after comrpession and 1 is before compression.

    If you could just show me how to do the first one, or explain the method that'd be great.
    e-mail chonssdw@gmail.com for steam tables, or assume random values just to show the point.
    Last edited: Dec 2, 2012
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