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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