Discuss the performance characteristics of the system and their implications with respect to system design and optimal operation.

  • Plot the performance characteristics of the refrigeration system as functions of the condenser water leaving and evaporator water leaving temperatures. These characteristics should include power consumption, cooling capacity, and COP.
  • Calculate and plot other characteristics (efficiencies) that you may feel are relevant to your discussion and the performance evaluation of the system.
  • Calculate and Plot the Carnot COP and compare it with the actual COP of the system discussing the main reasons for the difference in the two values.
  • Discuss the performance characteristics of the system and their implications with respect to system design and optimal operation.