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Objectives. Finish analysis of most common HVAC Systems Learn about the psychrometric related to the cooling towers Cooling Systems Describe vapor compression cycle basics Draw cycle on T-s diagrams Compare real cycles to ideal cycles.

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  • Finish analysis of most common HVAC Systems

  • Learn about the psychrometric related to the cooling towers

  • Cooling Systems

    • Describe vapor compression cycle basics

    • Draw cycle on T-s diagrams

    • Compare real cycles to ideal cycles

Vav dedicated outdoor air system doas with occupancy sensors
VAV Dedicated Outdoor Air System (DOAS) with occupancy sensors

  • Exhaust


VAV box

VAV box



For ventilation

and humidity


Fan coil units for

heating and cooling

Fan terminal units same as fan coil
Fan Terminal Units sensorsSame as fan coil

Can be with

or without


Hvac systems
HVAC Systems sensors

Multi zone

Single zone

All Hydroinic

that relay on






With and




With and









DOAS with

fan coils

DOAS with

fan coils

This is not the complete list !

One more examples from your book
One more sensorsexamples from your book

Summary of hvac systems
Summary of HVAC Systems sensors

  • Show HVAC processes on a psychrometric chart

  • Define SA point

    • Think about processes and different ways to get to SA point

  • Analyze HVAC processes for real buildings

    • Single zone

    • Multiple zone

Cooling towes
Cooling towes sensors

  • Similarity and difference between

    • Evaporative coolers and

    • Cooing towers

Direct contact processes
Direct Contact Processes sensors

  • Humidification (and dehumidification – see 10.4)

  • Heat rejection

    • Water has better heat transfer properties than air

  • Non dimensional parameter

  • Lewis number, Le = α/D = hc/hD/cP

    • Ratio of heat transfer to mass transfer

    • Assume Le = 1 for evaporative coolers

hc convection heat transfer coefficient

hD mass transfer coefficient

cp specific heat

α thermal diffusivity

D mass diffusivity

Air washer
Air Washer sensors

  • Sprays liquid water into air stream

  • Typically, air leaves system at lower temperature and higher humidity than it enters

Schematic sensors

Air washers evaporative coolers
Air Washers/Evaporative Coolers sensors

  • Heat and mass transfer is mutually compensating

  • Can evaluatebased on temperature drop, humidification, or comparison to other energy exchangers

Cooling tower
Cooling Tower sensors

  • Similar to an evaporative cooler, but the purpose is often to cool water

    • Widely used for heat rejection in HVAC systems

    • Also used to reject industrial process heat

Cooling tower1
Cooling Tower sensors

Solution sensors

  • Can get from Stevens diagram (page 272)

  • Can also be used to determine

    • Minimum water temperature

    • Volume of tower required

  • Can be evaluated as a heat exchanger by conducting NTU analysis

Real world concerns
Real World Concerns sensors

  • We need to know mass transfer coefficients

    • They are not typically known for a specific direct-contact device

    • Vary widely depending on packing material, tower design, mass flow rates of water and air, etc.

    • In reality, experiments are typically done for a particular application

    • Some correlations are in Section 10.5 in your book

      • Use with caution

Summary sensors

  • Heat rejection is often accomplished with devices that have direct contact between air and water

    • Evaporative cooling

  • Can construct analysis of these devices

    • Requires parameters which need to be measured for a specific system

Vapor compression cycle
Vapor Compression Cycle sensors

Expansion Valve

Efficiency sensors

  • First Law

    • Coefficient of performance, COP

    • COP = useful refrigerating effect/net energy supplied

    • COP = qr/wnet

  • Second law

    • Refrigerating efficiency, ηR

    • ηR = COP/COPrev

    • Comparison to ideal reversible cycle

Carnot cycle
Carnot Cycle sensors

No cycle can have a higher COP

  • All reversible cycles operating at the same temperatures (T0, TR) will have the same COP

  • For constant temp processes

  • dq = Tds

  • COP = TR/(T0 – TR)

Get real
Get Real sensors

  • Assume no heat transfer or potential or kinetic energy transfer in expansion valve

  • COP = (h3-h2)/(h4-h3)

  • Compressor displacement = mv3