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The natural cycle of development applied to refrigeration - winners and casualties.

Number: 1106

Author(s) : LAWRENCE J. M. W.


Innovation occurs because of a change in the relationship between the environment, materials, technology and/or imagination. To illustrate natural variation, the plant development on a virgin site can be considered. If we take a cleared piece of land, soon after being cleared, a pioneer species will establish itself. Initially it will have no competition and it will spread throughout the space. Other species will follow and there will be a variety of species in the space. This variety of species rises to a maximum. This time/space is referred to as the time of maximal diversity. It is an unstable state. Competition continues and variety decreases – non-maximally adjusted species are weeded out. The pioneer may become extinct. The most successful predominate and the space may become a monoculture. This is called the climax level. It applies for that time/space.
The well understood biological model is used as the comparator. The varieties on the market of refrigerants, compressors, system structures, system controls are discussed in this light.

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  • Original title: The natural cycle of development applied to refrigeration - winners and casualties.
  • Record ID : 30027634
  • Languages: English
  • Subject: General information
  • Source: IIR Rankine Conference 2020.
  • Publication date: 2020/07/31
  • DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.18462/iir.rankine.2020.1106


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