Enhancement of Cop of Vapour Compression Refrigeration System by using Diffusers
G. Naga Raju1, K. Dilip Kumar2, T. Srinivasa Rao3
1G. Naga Raju, M. Tech Student, Department of Mechanical Engineering, Lakireddy Balireddy College of Engineering, Mylavaram, India.
2K. Dilip Kumar, Professor, Department of Mechanical Engineering, Lakireddy Balireddy College of Engineering, Mylavaram, India.
3T. Srinivasa Rao, Professor, Department of Mechanical Engineering, Vasireddy Venkatadri Institute of Technology, Guntur, Indian.
Manuscript received on 16 March 2019 | Revised Manuscript received on 21 March 2019 | Manuscript published on 30 July 2019 | PP: 6123-6129 | Volume-8 Issue-2, July 2019 | Retrieval Number: B3908078219/19©BEIESP | DOI: 10.35940/ijrte.B3908.078219
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Abstract: This experimental investigation exemplifies the design and testing of four diffusers at compressor inlet and condenser inlet in the vapour compression refrigeration system with the help of R134a refrigerant. The Four diffusers with divergence angle of 10°,12°, 14° and 16° are designed for same inlet and outlet diameters. Diffusers are testing at compressor inlet first. The diffusers are used with inlet diameter equal to discharging tube diameter of evaporator and outlet diameter is equal to suction tube diameter of the compressor. One of the diffuser gives the better performance, it will fixed at compressor inlet. Then diffusers are testing at condenser inlet, diffuser inlet diameter equal to discharging tube diameter of compressor and outlet diameter equal to condenser inlet diameter The system is analyzes using the first and second laws of thermodynamics, to determine the refrigerating effect, the compressor work input, coefficient of performance (COP). During the experimental test,the coefficient of performance (COP) of the system without diffuser and with diffuser optimized at compressor inlet and condenser inlet are find out. At compressor inlet 14° divergence angle of diffuser given the maximum cop (2.46). Percentage of increase in cop is approximately 6%. At condenser inlet 12° divergence angle of diffuser given the maximum cop (2.59). Percentage of increase in cop is approximately 3%.
Index Terms: Diffuser, Refrigeration Effect, Compressor Work, Coefficient of Performance, Diffuser Work.
Scope of the Article: Refrigeration and Air Conditioning