REFRIGERATION AND HEAT PUMP TECHNOLOGY

Second cycle degree in MECHANICAL ENGINEERING

Campus: PADOVA

Language: English

Teaching period: Second Semester

Lecturer: DAVIDE DEL COL

Number of ECTS credits allocated: 9


Syllabus
Prerequisites: Fundamentals of thermodynamics, heat transfer and machinery.
Examination methods: Written exam.
Course unit contents: The vapor compression cycles: efficiency analysis and methods to reduce the losses. The refrigerants: functional features, safety and environmental compatibility. The refrigerant circuit of the vapor compression and its components: volumetric compressors (reciprocating and rotary of various types) and centrifugal compressors; air and water condensers; expansion devices (control level valves, thermostatic expansion valves, capillary tubes); flooded evaporators and dry expansion evaporators; control bodies, security devices and accessories; technology of two-stage plants; technology of heat pumps. Refrigeration systems with CO2 as refrigerant: technology and applications. The absorption refrigerating cycles.