THE STUDY OF A SHELTER COOLING SYSTEM USING METHANOL AS THE HEAT SINK AND AS THE FUEL
BATTELLE MEMORIAL INST COLUMBUS OH
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The objectives of the research were to determine 1 The adaptability of commercially available compressors as methanolvapor compressors, 2 The adequacy of commercial lubricants for compressors requiring lubrication, 3 The evaporator temperature and pressure which would result in the best system performance. It was demonstrated that 1 Commercial lubricants are satisfactory for lubricating methanol-vapor compressors. 2 compressor performance on methanol vapor is nearly the same as when pumping air. 3 For the lowest system cost the evaporator pressure was about 1.5 psia, saturation temperature 62 F. 4 The refrigerating capacity of a commercial finned-tube evaporator when using methanol was about one-half the rated design capacity for typical air-conditioning service. 5 System costs are comparable to those of alternative systems which could function under the same circumstances.
- Air Conditioning, Heating, Lighting and Ventilating
- Structural Engineering and Building Technology