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On-field measurement method of vapor injection heat pump system

Abstract : This paper examines air-to-air injection heat pumps (HPs) and proposes a method to determine both heating capacity and coefficient of performance (COP) in situ, allowing analyses of already-installed setups and long-term observation. Due to the uncertain nature of air enthalpy measurements, this method instead uses refrigerant enthalpies calculated from pipe contact temperatures and steady-state energy balances to determine the COP. However, these energy balances are highly dependent on the hypothesis that the working fluid remains strictly monophasic in certain locations, which is not always true in practice. A parametric variable analysis is conducted on the refrigerant vapor quality to calculate the deviation in the COP due to diphasic conditions at the compressor inlet, injection port, and condenser and flash tank outlets. A final in situ COP uncertainty is pre-sented, due to both the measurement and vapor quality uncertainties.
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Emma Singer, Cong Toan Tran, Philippe Riviere. On-field measurement method of vapor injection heat pump system. International Journal of Refrigeration, Elsevier, 2016, May 2014, Volume 41, pp.147-156. ⟨10.1016/j.ijrefrig.2014.01.008⟩. ⟨hal-01497634⟩



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