Optimal Design of a Cold-Sea-Water Chiller

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Optimisation of the capital cost of a cold-sea-water, closed-loop cooling system for a large air-conditioning unit is presented. The cooling system is designed to use the conventional refrigerant-type chiller as a backup unit. The system is optimised by varying the diameter of the pipe and the temperature at the inlet to the cold-sea-water chiller. Includes a case study proving the ideas presented.


Energy Systems | Mechanical Engineering


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