Evaluation en laboratoire : performance d'une pompe à chaleur de 35 kW fonctionnant grâce à un moteur à gaz.

Laboratory evaluation: performance of a 10 RT gas-engine-driven heat pump (GHP).

Auteurs : ZALTASH A., VINEYARD E., LINKOUS R., et al.


Building air conditioning (cooling) is the single largest use of electricity, driving increases in summer peak electric demand in much of the United States. Increases in peak load on the utility grid lead to high electricity prices, power quality problems, grid system inefficiencies, and even failures. Improved air-conditioning technology thus has the greatest potential impact on the electric grid compared to other technologies that use electricity. Thermally-activated systems, such as natural gas-engine-driven heat pumps, can provide overall peak load reduction and electric grid relief for summer peak demand. This study describes the performance of a 10 refrigeration ton natural gas engine-driven heat pump rooftop unit in a controlled environment over a wide range of operating conditions, in both heating and cooling modes. Results showed the gas COP in heating mode exceeded the goal of 1.6 at the 8.3°C rating condition. Gas COP in cooling mode also exceeded the goal of 1.2 at the 35°C rating condition. Future work will investigate additional applications for gas engine-driven equipment, such as residential space conditioning.


  • Titre original : Laboratory evaluation: performance of a 10 RT gas-engine-driven heat pump (GHP).
  • Identifiant de la fiche : 2009-1305
  • Langues : Anglais
  • Source : ASHRAE Transactions. 2008 Annual Meeting, Salt Lake City, UT. Volume 114, part 2 + CD-ROM.
  • Date d'édition : 21/06/2008


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