THE EFFECTS OF CONTROL FACTORS ON OPERATING TEMPERATURES OF A MECHANICAL HEAT PUMP IN WASTE HEAT RECOVERY: EVALUATION USING THE TAGUCHI METHOD

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Salih COSKUN Ali Riza MOTORCU Şener KARABULUT

Abstract

In the present study, the operating temperatures of the mechanical heat pump (MHP) in waste heat recovery were investigated to elucidate the effect of control parameters such as compressor speed, wastewater temperature and mass flow rate. The experimental trials were performed using the Taguchi L27 full factorial orthogonal array, and the results were optimized for compressor suction gas temperature, compressor discharge gas temperature, temperature difference of water entering and leaving the evaporator, temperature difference of water entering and leaving the condenser, evaporation temperature and condensation temperature.  Analysis of variance was conducted to determine the effect of the control factors on the operating temperatures of MHP. The analysis results show  that the wastewater temperature was the most significant factor on compressor suction gas temperature and discharge gas temperature. The compressor speed has shown a meaningful effect on the temperature difference of water entering and leaving from condenser. The nominal levels of control factors and the optimal temperatures were specified for the  studied experimental parameters. Prediction models were developed for the operating temperatures through the Taguchi method (TM) and the operating temperatures were predicted with a mean squared error less than 12%.

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COSKUN, Salih; MOTORCU, Ali Riza; KARABULUT, Şener. THE EFFECTS OF CONTROL FACTORS ON OPERATING TEMPERATURES OF A MECHANICAL HEAT PUMP IN WASTE HEAT RECOVERY: EVALUATION USING THE TAGUCHI METHOD. Thermal Science, [S.l.], mar. 2017. ISSN 2334-7163. Available at: <http://thermal-science.tech/journal/index.php/thsci/article/view/2170>. Date accessed: 23 june 2017. doi: https://doi.org/10.2298/TSCI150323060M.
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Received 2017-03-03
Accepted 2017-03-13
Published 2017-03-13

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