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Energy usage prediction model comparing outdoor vs. indoor ice rinks.

Number: pap. n. 2.12

Author(s) : KHALID W., ROGSTAM J.


The overall aim of the project was to reduce energy usage in ice rinks with specific scope study to develop a comparison tool for indoor and outdoor ice rinks based on an energy usage prediction model. The refrigeration system, heat loads on ice surface and their correlation is studied in detail for an outdoor bandy ice rink for season 2010-2011. The accurate estimation of heat loads on outdoor bandy rink with validated input climate data and performance analysis of refrigeration system is being done. The cooling capacity and heat load on ice surface are calculated, compared and analysed considering energy usage affecting parameters and weather parameters like temperature, wind speed, relative humidity and solar load. The deviation between total cooling energy produced and total heat load energy is found 27% for season 2010-2011. The developed model provides a decision tool to choose between alternatives based on predicted energy usage.

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  • Original title: Energy usage prediction model comparing outdoor vs. indoor ice rinks.
  • Record ID : 30006045
  • Languages: English
  • Source: 4th Jordanian IIR International Conference on Refrigeration and Air Conditioning. Proceedings: Amman, Jordan, September 10-12, 2012.
  • Publication date: 2012/09/10


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