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Impact of fin cuts and refrigerant layout on the performance of a microchannel gas cooler working with transcritical CO2.

Impact des coupures d'ailettes et de la configuration du circuit du frigorigène sur la performance d'un refroidisseur de gaz à micro-canaux fonctionnant avec du CO2 transcritique.

Numéro : pap. n. 114

Auteurs : MARTÍNEZ-BALLESTER S., CORBERÁN J. M., GONZÁLVEZ-MACIÁ J.

Résumé

Microchannel heat exchangers (MCHX) play an important role in topics about charge reduction and transcritical cycles due to its high compactness and high mechanical strength. From a designer’s point of view, given an air-side area and faced area, there are many options to design the refrigerant circuitry and aspect ratio of a MCHX. The paper presents numerical studies about the influence on the MCHX’s performance of these design parameters for a gas cooler working with CO2 under transcritical pressures. A technique to improve the MCHX effectiveness is to cut the fins along the middle section between neighboring tubes. Following same methodology as was used in previous study, the paper analyzes the improvement by cutting fins for different gas cooler layouts. A key point of the paper is that the parameters analyzed can only be assessed by models which take into account heat conduction between tubes otherwise their effects would be hidden. Results illustrate some general design recommendations in order to maximize effectiveness of gas coolers working in similar conditions. Improvement on gas cooler effectiveness by cutting fins depends on the gas cooler layout, ranging from an optimum value for a specific configuration to negligible for other configurations.

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  • Titre original : Impact of fin cuts and refrigerant layout on the performance of a microchannel gas cooler working with transcritical CO2.
  • Identifiant de la fiche : 30004256
  • Langues : Anglais
  • Source : 10th IIR-Gustav Lorentzen Conference on Natural Working Fluids (GL2012). Proceedings. Delft, The Netherlands, June 25-27, 2012.
  • Date d'édition : 25/06/2012

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