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dc.contributor.authorOetjen, Michael Kenten_US
dc.date.accessioned2019-01-31T17:50:39Z
dc.date.available2019-01-31T17:50:39Z
dc.date.issued1984en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10919/87151
dc.description.abstractThe following investigation describes the method used in minimizing the power consumption of multiple chiller systems by determining not only the most efficient combination of chillers in the system but also the optimal operating levels of each chiller making up the combination. The general mathematical formulation for a system of N chillers with arbitrary performance characteristics is solved and applied to the special case of chillers having parabolic performance characteristics. The analysis is then applied to various two and six chiller systems using performance characteristics of centrifugal chillers in order to show the optimal operating conditions and to illustrate the potential energy savings of multiple chiller systems compared to a single chiller system. The effects of various combinations of chillers and the effects of entering condenser water temperature are systematically investigated. A particular six chiller combination, corresponding to portions of the existing chiller systems at Virginia Tech, is also investigated.en
dc.format.extentix, 81 leaves
dc.format.mimetypeapplication/pdf
dc.language.isoen_US
dc.publisherVirginia Polytechnic Institute and State University
dc.relation.isformatofOCLC# 11193245
dc.rightsIn Copyrighten
dc.rights.urihttp://rightsstatements.org/vocab/InC/1.0/en
dc.subject.lccLD5655.V855 1984.O374en_US
dc.subject.lcshRefrigeration and refrigerating machinery -- Energy consumption -- Mathematical models
dc.titleOptimization of multiple chiller systemsen_US
dc.typeThesisen_US
dc.contributor.departmentMechanical Engineeringen_US
dc.description.degreeMaster of Scienceen_US
thesis.degree.nameMaster of Scienceen_US
thesis.degree.levelmastersen_US
thesis.degree.grantorVirginia Polytechnic Institute and State Universityen_US
thesis.degree.disciplineMechanical Engineeringen_US
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