Test Results of Refrigerant R152a in a Mobile Air-Conditioning System

  • Shin, Jeong-Sub (KAIST, Department of Mechanical Engineering, Science Town) ;
  • Park, Won-Gu (KAIST, Department of Mechanical Engineering, Science Town) ;
  • Kim, Man-Hoe (KAIST, Department of Mechanical Engineering, Science Town)
  • Published : 2008.06.30


This study presents test results of a mobile air-conditioning system using a potential alternative refrigerant, R152a. A series of performance tests have been carried out and cycle characteristics such as cooling capacity, energy efficiency ratio, suction and discharge pressures, and temperatures are presented, compared to those for the baseline R134a system. Tests were conducted with evaporation temperature of $5^{\circ}C$, condensation temperature of $45^{\circ}C$, subcooling temperature of $5^{\circ}C$, superheating temperature of $5^{\circ}C$, and compressor speed of 500-1500 rpm. The performance of R152a system with readjustment of an expansion valve showed better than those of R134a. The effect of oil on the pressure drop in the evaporator was also addressed.



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