• Home page
  • Publications

  • Experimental analysis of the use of R1234yf and...

IIR document

Experimental analysis of the use of R1234yf and R1234ze(E) as drop-in alternatives of R134a in a water-to-water heat pump.

Author(s) : COLOMBO L. P. M., LUCCHINI A., MOLINAROLI L.

Type of article: IJR article

Summary

In the present paper, the experimental results of the use of R1234yf and R1234ze(E) as drop-in alternatives of R134a in a water-to-water heat pump are discussed. The heat pump is firstly tested with R134a, to establish the baseline performance, and, then, is tested with the two above-mentioned refrigerants considering the same compressor shaft rotational frequency and the same outlet temperatures of the secondary fluids from the evaporator and the condenser. The obtained results show that, compared to the R134a, the use of R1234yf leads to a reduction of the heating capacity and of the COP up to 9.80% and 7.39% respectively, whereas with the use of R1234ze(E) the capacity reduction achieves a maximum of 33.82% while a COP variation in the range −12.27% to +4.32% is found. A second group of tests is carried out varying the rotational frequency of the compressor shaft with the aim of matching the baseline R134a heating capacity. The results indicate an increase in the shaft rotational frequency up to 16% with R1234yf and up to 50% with R1234ze(E) which, however, leads to a maximum reduction of the heat pump COP respectively equal to 7.38% and to 18.11%.

Available documents

Format PDF

Pages: 18-27

Available

  • Public price

    15 €

  • Member price*

    Free

* Best rate depending on membership category (see the detailed benefits of individual and corporate memberships).

Details

  • Original title: Experimental analysis of the use of R1234yf and R1234ze(E) as drop-in alternatives of R134a in a water-to-water heat pump.
  • Record ID : 30027463
  • Languages: English
  • Subject: HFCs alternatives
  • Source: International Journal of Refrigeration - Revue Internationale du Froid - vol. 115
  • Publication date: 2020/07
  • DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.ijrefrig.2020.03.004

Links


See other articles in this issue (17)
See the source