Performance evaluations of a residential small multi-refrigeration system considering the adiabatic characteristics

Moo Yeon Lee, Dong Yeon Lee, Voung Ju Joo, Yong Chan Kim

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Abstract

In this paper, performance characteristics of a domestic kim-chi refrigerator are predicted by using the theoretical calculation and experimental method. The objective of this study is to find out the best design points of the refrigeration system and to calculate an adiabatic characteristic with variation to outdoor temperatures. The best design points such as refrigerant charge amount and capillary length were experimentally investigated. And the theoretical calculation is conducted as a function of calculation parameters and outdoor temperatures. According to this study results, the best design points of a refrigeration system with 2 rooms are 95 g of a refrigerant charge amount and 3500 / 3500 mm of capillary lengths and the best design points of a refrigeration system with 3 rooms are 100 g of a refrigerant charge amount and 3000/3000/6000mm of capillary lengths. And the power consumptions of both systems are 13.57 and 18.2 kWh/month. The worst part of heat loss is a front side of a domestic kim-chi refrigerator body.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)868-875
Number of pages8
JournalTransactions of the Korean Society of Mechanical Engineers, B
Volume31
Issue number10
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2007 Oct

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Keywords

  • Adiabatic performance
  • Power consumption
  • Small multi-refrigeration system

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Mechanical Engineering

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