Refrigeration and the environment - typical applications for air conditioning


States that air conditioning is one of a number of areas where improved building services design may have  the potential to reduce CO2 emissions to the atmosphere. Presents a study into the use of refrigeration in air  conditioning systems being carried out for the Construction Directorate of the Department of the  Environment by BSRIA and managed by the Building Research Establishment. Reviews the refrigeration  process and some of the basic characteristics of the range of refrigeration plant commonly used in building  air conditioning. Aims to give a practical aid to understanding how each system works, and some of their  advantages and drawbacks. Writes for those who may use refrigeration but who do not need detailed  technical knowledge. Chapter headings are - Introduction, Packaged air-cooled chillers, Split systems, Multi  split systems, Variable refrigerant flow systems, Unitary water to air reverse cycle heat pumps, Through the  wall units, Direct expansion central station air handling unit, Thermal storage, Heat pumps with heat reclaim,  Absorption chillers. Each section includes an example of a typical air conditioning application of that  refrigeration plant.

Primary Author(s): BSRIA

Source: BSRIA April 1992, Technical Note TN 15/92, 87pp, 2 figs, 5 refs

             BSRIA Abstract No. 9201105

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