Experimental Study on the Performance of Refrigeration System with an Ejector

  • Lee, Won-Hee (LG Electronics Inc.) ;
  • Kim, Yoon-Jo (School of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, Seoul National University) ;
  • Kim, Min-Soo (School of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, Seoul National University)
  • Published : 2002.12.01


Experimental investigation on the performance of dual-evaporator refrigeration system with an ejector has been carried out. In this study, a hydrofluorocarbon (HFC) refrigerant R134a is chosen as a working fluid. The condenser and two-evaporators are made as concentric double pipes with counter-flow type heat exchangers. Experiments were peformed by changing the inlet and outlet temperatures of secondary fluids entering condenser, high-pressure evaporator and low-pressure evaporator at test conditions keeping a constant compressor speed. When the external conditions (inlet temperatures of secondary fluid entering condenser and one of the evaporators) are fixed, results show that coefficient of performance (COP) increases as the inlet temperature of the other evaporator rises. It is also shown that the COP decreases as the mass flow rate ratio of suction fluid to motive fluid increases. The COP of dual-evapo-rator refrigeration system with an ejector is superior to that of a single-evaporator vapor compression system by 3 to 6%.



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