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Energy and cost savings from a water-side free-cooling system using a heat exchanger
Mark P. Ternes
by Oak Ridge National Laboratory
Written in English
|Statement||by Mark P. Ternes and Julian M. Morrison.|
|The Physical Object|
|Pagination||130 p., ills.|
|Number of Pages||130|
WATERSIDE ECONOMIZER SPECIFICATION CATALOG According to the U.S. Energy Information Administration, HVAC systems consume 25% to 49% of a typical office building’s energy use. Improving the efficiency of the HVAC system makes a major impact on overall energy use and provides significant savings to the building owner. Free cooling is an economical method of using low external air temperatures to assist in chilling water, which can then be used for industrial processes, or air conditioning systems. The chilled water can either be used immediately or be stored for the short- or long-term. When outdoor temperatures are lower relative to indoor temperatures, this system utilizes the cool outdoor .
Introduction to Commercial Building HVAC Systems and Energy Code Requirements oil or electricity in a furnace to heat air Simple systems usually serve one zone with direct control Hart, R., Athalye, R., Zhang, J., Wang, W., and Liu, B. (). “An Approach to Assessing Potential Energy Cost Savings from Increased Energy Code. CP = Chiller power with no free cooling. Q 2 = Energy (kW Hours) to operate mechanical plant with no free cooling. An air-to-air heat exchanger like the re-purposed energy recovery wheel, illustrated in Figure 3, is unique from the previously discussed heat exchangers because it actually has a moving part.
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Cooling Tower and Heat Exchanger Free Cooling System. HEAT EXCHANGER LOAD. CHILLER. Summer Flow Winter Flow. Winter Tower Summer Tower CONDENSER. EVAPORATOR Pump 3 Pump 2 Pump 1 3-Way Valve. Figure 2a. Variation 1 - Summer and Winter Tower with a Heat Exchanger System.
Minimizing Energy Costs with Free Cooling. HVAC Water Systems Waterside Free Cooling a heat exchanger to isolate the condenser water from the process cooling loop, a minimal amount of piping and controls would be required to implement free cooling.
An annual energy savings of 1, MWh and a payback of years were Size: 3MB. If the heat exchanger is located upstream and in series with the chillers, rather than in parallel, the water-side economizer can be used as a first stage of cooling for the chilled water loop, reducing the load on the chiller, and reducing the overall heat rejection requirement, thereby saving water and energy.
Energy Saving Free Cooling Systems in Cold Water Air Conditioning Rev 2 / 21 Another important factor is the climate conditions of the region in which the system will be installed.
For the evaluation of possible advantages of Free Cooling applications while the cooling system. ABSTRACT This article is based on a detailed feasibility study conducted in for the installation of a free cooling system for process cooling at a plastic extrusion plant in the greater Toronto area utilizing a water economizer circuit.
The energy consumption of the cooling system, which had a ton chiller capacity, comprised 20 percent of the total electrical energy Cited by: 1. greatest overall energy savings, for most applications it requires the largest (and more expensive) geothermal heat exchanger to account for the imbalance between heat stored and heat extracted.
For example, in a cooling-dominated climate, a large amount of heat must be rejected to the ground during the cooling season, but a much smaller. of "free" cooling is to transfer heat between the cooling tower water and heat exchanger in Figure 3. System configuration and control Parallel configuration.
In this arrangement, the placement of the pump energy savings are available to balance the increased chiller energy. Plate Heat Exchanger and Free Cooling - This plate heat exchanger is used in a data center for a chilled water system and is a chilled water heat exchangers are used in marine applications, industrial processes including chemical processing systems, food processing, and many HVAC applications including chilled water applications, hot water.
However, he found that the water-side economizers are more suitable for retrofitting due to their low installation cost. Studies on the regional effects of climate conditions on the energy savings. Both Yao et al.  and Son et al.  investigated the cooling energy savings of a Variable Air Volume (VAV) system by using the air-side economizer.
Free Cooling (Water Side Economizer) Under the right conditions, free cooling or a water side economizer system can generate significant energy savings. In cooler, drier climates, water side economizers can provide over 75 percent of the cooling requirements; in warmer climates they may provide only 20 percent.
The red bar assumes the integrated free cooling coil is not used at all (which gives us a worst case baseline of a chiller with the performance derate of the integrated coil but without the free cooling energy savings), whereas the green bar simulates using free cooling as much as possible in that climate.
This reduces the energy requirement significantly, typically by 75 percent or more. To take advantage of the energy savings possible with free cooling, there must be sufficient hours of cold weather to justify the additional equipment investment for the plate/frame heat exchanger and other components.
Free cooling systems with PCMs work by storing outdoor coolness (e.g., during the night) and release the coolness indoors during the day. The PCM can then be used during the day to absorb the heat from, e.g., passing air in a ventilation system or water in a pipe system, and stored as latent heat, to cool the building in the day when temperatures are higher and the need for.
electric consumption (kWh). Blended rates do not accurately calculate the true cost of energy savings. In this case not only did the vendor use a blended rate of $ they used one that was 23% higher than the owners actual blended rate of $ Energy cost savings should always be calculated using the correct utility rate Size: KB.
Utilize “Free Cooling” to reduce carbon emissions while lowering operational cost with Water-Side Economizers. Limiting chiller operation-a practice dubbed “free cooling”-is intriguing, for “reducing the number of hours of chiller operation has a larger impact on lowering energy use in a facility than by selecting a more energy-efficient chiller” (Sorell, ).
The plate-and-frame method of free cooling requires an additional heat exchanger. This adds to the initial cost of the system and increases pumping costs due to the added pressure loss. Free cooling is only of significant value when the ambient wet bulb temperature is lower than the design return chilled water by about 10°F.
in the Pacific Northwest as part of its free cooling system. The efficiency of that free cooling system contributed to energy costs 52% lower than a comparable mechanical cooling system and to LEED® Gold certification for the facility. Strainer Cycle The cooling tower water can be directly linked into the flow through the chilled water Size: KB.
a water economizer system shall either have a water-side pressure drop of l ess that 15 ft of water or a secondary loop shall be created so that the coil or heat exchange r pressure drop is not seen by the circulating pumps when the system is in the normal cooling (noneconomizer) mode.
Prescriptive Path 7 Integrated Economizer Size: KB. While water-side economizers can be cost-effectively retrofitted (unlike air-side economizers), it is still important to examine the specific economics of every potential site.
Generally speaking, chilled water plant costs have been found to be reduced by up to 70% during water-side economizer operation, and California has found these energy-saving systems to show. Unlike air-side economizers, water-side economizers can be economically retrofitted.
Savings and Costs. During water-side economizer operation, costs of a chilled water plant are reduced by up to 70%. 46 Water-side economizer retrofits in California have shown one- to four-year paybacks. 47 Water side economizer retrofits can sometimes be costly.
Advantages of water-side economizers. e Water-side economizers reduce compressor energy requirements by pre- cooling the air. e Unlike air-side economizers, which need full sized intake and relief ducts for % outside air entry or for % exhaust, water-side economizers simply require space for two pipes.
Now, there are more requirements around density, constant uptime and efficiency all while keeping costs down. Cooling costs can account for more than half of a data center’s total annualized operating cost as energy costs and IT power consumption continue to : Bill Kleyman.