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Air cycle technologies for building services.


Representative daily heating and cooling loads over a year in the United Kingdom were defined for 6 building types. For each building type annual energy usage was calculated for idealised models of six variations on each of 3 forms of air cycle system. All the air cycles devised were for centralised services, cooling air or water for building air conditioning, and heating water for heating or hot water services. The study found that air cycle plant could replace existing centralised chiller plant and supplement or replace existing boiler plants with reduced energy usage compared to current systems where there was a heating load coincident with the cooling lead.

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  • Original title: Air cycle technologies for building services.
  • Record ID : 1997-2076
  • Languages: English
  • Source: Applications for Natural Refrigerants
  • Publication date: 1996/09/03
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