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ClimateWell TDC with District Heat
Dalarna University, School of Technology and Business Studies, Energy Technology. (SERC)
2010 (English)Report (Other academic)
Abstract [en]

The PolySMART demonstration system SP1b has been modeled in TRNSYS and calibrated against monitored data. The system is an example of distributed cooling with centralized CHP, where the driving heat is delivered via the district heating network. The system pre-cools the cooling water for the head office of Borlänge municipality, for which the main cooling is supplied by a 200 kW compression chiller. The SP1b system thus provides pre-cooling. It consists of ClimateWell TDC with nominal capacity of 10 kW together with a dry cooler for recooling and heat exchangers in the cooling and driving circuits. The cooling system is only operated from 06:00 to 17:00 during working days, and the cooling season is generally from mid May to mid September. The nominal operating conditions of the main chiller are 12/15°C.

The main aims of this simulation study were to: reduce the electricity consumption, and if possible to improve the thermal COP and capacity at the same time; and to study how the system would perform with different boundary conditions such as climate and load.

The calibration of the system model was made in three stages: estimation of parameters based on manufacturer data and dimensions of the system; calibration of each circuit (pipes and heat exchangers) separately using steady state point; and finally calibration of the complete model in terms of thermal and electrical energy as well as running times, for a five day time series of data with one minute average data values. All the performance figures were with 3% of the measured values apart from the running time for the driving circuit that was 4% different. However, the performance figures for this base case system for the complete cooling season of mid-May to midSeptember were significantly better than those for the monitoring data. This was attributed to long periods when the monitored system was not in operation and due to a control parameter that hindered cold delivery at certain times. 

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
PolySMART , 2010. , 23 p.
Keyword [en]
trigeneration; thermally driven cooling; simulation
National Category
Energy Engineering
Research subject
Energy, Forests and Built Environments, PolySMART
URN: urn:nbn:se:du-21709OAI: diva2:937587
EU, FP7, Seventh Framework ProgrammeSwedish Energy Agency

This report was produced as part of the Deliverable D5-5 of WP5.

Available from: 2016-06-15 Created: 2016-06-15 Last updated: 2016-06-15Bibliographically approved

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