Performance evaluation of a gas injection CO2 heat pump according to operating parameters in extreme heating and cooling conditions

Hyun Joon Chung, Changhyun Baek, Hoon Kang, Dongwoo Kim, Yong Chan Kim

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Abstract

The objective of this study is to optimize the performance of a gas injection CO2 heat pump according to the operating parameters in extreme heating and cooling conditions. The performances of CO2 heat pumps using a flash tank gas injection (FTGI) in the heating mode and FTGI with the suction line heat exchanger (FTSX) in the cooling mode are measured with the variations of the injection ratio, compressor frequency, and evaporating pressure in the extreme outdoor conditions. At the compressor frequency of 45 Hz, the cooling COP of the gas injection CO2 heat pump with the optimum injection ratio is 6.8% higher than that of the non-injection CO2 heat pump at the indoor/outdoor temperatures of 17/43 °C. Moreover, the heating COP of the gas injection CO2 heat pump is 7.1% higher than that of the non-injection system at the indoor/outdoor temperatures of 20/–15 °C.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)337-345
Number of pages9
JournalEnergy
Volume154
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2018 Jul 1

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Keywords

  • CO heat pump
  • Compressor frequency
  • Evaporating pressure
  • Gas injection
  • Injection ratio
  • Two-stage

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Civil and Structural Engineering
  • Building and Construction
  • Pollution
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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