Application of the ice-maker heat pump to an Annual Cycle Energy System [electronic resource].
- Oak Ridge, Tenn. : Oak Ridge National Laboratory, 1976.
Oak Ridge, Tenn. : Distributed by the Office of Scientific and Technical Information, U.S. Dept. of Energy.
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- Pages: 36 : digital, PDF file
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- Oak Ridge National Laboratory
United States. Department of Energy. Office of Scientific and Technical Information
- The high energy efficiency of the ice-maker heat pump makes it especially suitable and attractive for application to Annual Cycle Energy Systems (ACES). Design parameters and typical operating characteristics of the ice-maker heat pump are presented and discussed. An economic analysis indicates that the ice-maker heat pump is capable of supplying space heating to buildings at an operating cost of about $4.65/million Btu ($4.41/GJ) of heat delivered at the register. The corresponding operating costs for heat delivery by systems with an air-to-air heat pump, an oil-fired furnace, a gas-fired furnace, and electric resistance heating are: $5.86, $6.30, $6.26, and $11.72 per million Btu, respectively. The cost of supplying domestic hot water by means of an ice-maker heat pump is estimated and the storage of ice for later use as a cooling medium is investigated. Ice storage as a means of saving both money and fuel is analyzed on the basis of daily, weekly, and annual cycles. Particular attention is being given to the design and construction of cost-effective storage bins.
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Annual meeting of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers, New York, NY, USA, 29 Nov 1976.
Nephew, E.A.; Fischer, H.C.
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