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Title:Design, Testing and Validation of a Room Air Conditioner Test Facility
Author(s):Rugg, S.M.
Contributor(s):Dunn, W.E.
Subject(s):alternative refrigerants
room air conditioners
Abstract:This report discusses the design, testing and validation of a room air conditioner test facility. The facility is designed to test the performance of air conditioners rated from 0.5 to 2.5 tons of refrigeration over a wide range of operating conditions. The results from testing are used to validate the accuracy and utility of the facility, as we" as to develop a simulation model to predict air conditioner performance at on- and offdesign conditions. The facility is fully constructed and operational. Steady-state and transient facility characterization tests have been run to identify the behavior of the facility. These results are used to calibrate the facility and to determine an optimal test matrix. Air conditioner performance data have been collected for an air-side-instrumented test unit which demonstrate the accuracy of our facility measurements and calorimetry. Test results are also useful for determining performance trends as functions of temperature, humidity, and air conditioner fan speed.
Issue Date:1994-07
Publisher:Air Conditioning and Refrigeration Center. College of Engineering. University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.
Series/Report:Air Conditioning and Refrigeration Center TR-59
Genre:Technical Report
Sponsor:Air Conditioning and Refrigeration Center Project 41
Date Available in IDEALS:2009-04-06
Identifier in Online Catalog:3901525

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