Accession Number : ADA213756


Title :   Design and Fabricate a Metallic Hydride Heat Pump with a Cooling Capacity of 9000 BTU/H


Descriptive Note : Final rept.


Corporate Author : ERGENICS INC WYCKOFF NJ


Personal Author(s) : Golben, P M ; Huston, E L


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a213756.pdf


Report Date : 07 Feb 1989


Pagination or Media Count : 236


Abstract : Existing environmental control equipment (ECE) for truck mounted electronic communication shelters are powered by Army generator sets. Fully 50% of the generated power is consumed by the ECE and innovative ECE technology was sought to reduce this electrical load. The heat content of the diesel generator exhaust gas was viewed as a potential 'waste heat' source for thermally driven ECE systems. Metal hydride heat pumps were proposed as for this application. The purpose of this contract was to produce a prototype metal hydride air conditioner of 9000 BTU/H capacity and compare system size, weight, electric power requirements and performance with a Standard Army Air Conditioner of the same capacity.


Descriptors :   *AIR CONDITIONING EQUIPMENT , EXHAUST GASES , SOURCES , DIESEL ENGINES , HYDRIDES , CONTROL SYSTEMS , ENVIRONMENTS , SIZES(DIMENSIONS) , CAPACITY(QUANTITY) , COOLING , ELECTRIC POWER , POWER , WASTES , GENERATORS , ARMY , HEAT , METAL COMPOUNDS , HEAT PUMPS , ELECTRICAL LOADS , REQUIREMENTS , METALS


Subject Categories : Air Condition, Heating, Lighting & Ventilating


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE