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Interpreting efficiency of heat pump

  1. Dec 4, 2014 #1
    Hi everyone,

    I have a report to write for tomorrow and I am struggling with part of my conclusions. Essentially we have gained results from a heat pump as follows

    COP = 2.56
    Carnot COP = 18.9
    Energy Discrepancy = 0.015

    Would anybody be able to help me interpret these results, ie are they good/bad? any conclusions you can get from them? etc
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  3. Dec 4, 2014 #2


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    Welcome to the PF.

    Since this is your schoolwork assignment, what can you tell us about your results. What reading have you been doing to prepare for this lab and the report?
  4. Dec 4, 2014 #3
    Thanks Berkeman,

    I have been looking online and in books so I know basically how a heat pump works and what all of the values mean in terms of their calculations but I'm just unsure about how to interpret them
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