Accession Number:

AD0637953

Title:

THE STUDY OF A SHELTER COOLING SYSTEM USING METHANOL AS THE HEAT SINK AND AS THE FUEL

Descriptive Note:

Final rept.

Corporate Author:

BATTELLE MEMORIAL INST COLUMBUS OH

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1966-06-01

Pagination or Media Count:

22.0

Abstract:

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.

Subject Categories:

  • Air Conditioning, Heating, Lighting and Ventilating
  • Structural Engineering and Building Technology

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE