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Si P.,Xian University of Architecture and Technology | Si P.,China Southwest Architecture Design Institute | Li A.,Xian University of Architecture and Technology | Rong X.,China Southwest Architecture Design Institute | And 3 more authors.
Renewable Energy

The energy consumption calculation plays an important role in the analysis of project economic and social benefits. In order to calculate energy consumption accurately, this research presents a water temperature of condenser inlet calculation model of river-water source heat pump unit. The feasibility and calculation error of the model had been analyzed. Additionally, the new water temperature calculation model had been validated via an engineering case. The results showed that the hourly water temperature in 24h could be replaced by daily average water temperature due to little change of the daily water temperature change. In this case, the calculation error could be less than 5%. It is found that despite water temperature has many influenced factors, there is a remarkable relationship between the daily average water temperature and daily average outdoor dry bulb temperature by data analysis (R2≈0.9). The influence of river sampling location on water temperature calculation of condenser inlet could be ignored due to slight temperature changes (within 0.15°C). The method proposed in this paper met the engineering accuracy and provided a very effective method for the engineering calculation of energy consumption of water chilling unit. © 2015. Source

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