Experimental Evaluation of an Automobile Air - Conditioning System with and without Liquid Suction Heat Exchanger

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  • 2016-01-9110

Published:
  • 2016-05-18
DOI:
  • 10.4271/2016-01-9110
Citation:
Vaghela, J., "Experimental Evaluation of an Automobile Air - Conditioning System with and without Liquid Suction Heat Exchanger," SAE Int. J. Passeng. Cars - Mech. Syst. 9(3):1279-1288, 2016, https://doi.org/10.4271/2016-01-9110.
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This study involves the experimental aspects of R134a Automobile Air Conditioning (AAC) system with & without Liquid Suction Heat Exchanger (LSHX). To evaluate the performance of an Automobile Air Conditioning system, an experimental system consisting of original components from an R134a Automobile Air Conditioning system has been set up and instrumented. An additional Liquid Suction Heat Exchanger is used in conventional Automobile Air Conditioning system. Effect of evaporator temperature variation & compressor speed variation on R134a Automobile Air Conditioning system performance is evaluated.From experimental evaluation, it is derived that there is a Coefficient of Performance (COP) improvement in Automobile Air Conditioning system with Liquid Suction Heat Exchanger compared to Automobile Air Conditioning system without Liquid Suction Heat Exchanger. Performance of an R134a Automobile Air Conditioning system degrades with increase in compressor speed. From refrigerant side, it is concluded that overall Coefficient of Performance improvement is about 2.54% with Liquid Suction Heat Exchanger with 45.83% effectiveness. From air side calculation, it is found that Coefficient of Performance improvement is about 7.51% in Automobile Air Conditioning system with Liquid Suction Heat Exchanger compared to Automobile Air Conditioning system without Liquid Suction Heat Exchanger.
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