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A Study on Fabrication and Analysis of Iceplant using R-404a

Author(s):

Shubham Rangari , Dr. babasaheb ambedkar College of Engineering and Research; Sunnyraj Katam, D.B.A.C.E.R; Sameer Bansod, D.B.A.C.E.R; Praharsh Marathe, D.B.A.C.E.R; Suraj Nagrare, D.B.A.C.E.R

Keywords:

Refrigeration, Fabrication, Vapour Compression system, COP

Abstract

Refrigeration is the process of maintaining a temperature of a system lower than the temperature of surrounding by continous removal of heat. Refrigeration is the method used to cool the space around us to a particular temperature and to freeze water into ice. Based on the application we can use refrigeration to create large amount of ice with minimum consumption of energy. Ice plant is based on the simple refrigeration system which uses vapour compression refrigeration cycle and by using this we are analysing and fabricating the ice plant. The conventional ice plant uses the R-22 refrigerant which is ozone depleting refrigerant it is harmful to our environment and finally leads to degradation of our ozone layer. The environmental impacts like global warming and ozone depletion has become a challenge to the refrigeration industry. Chloro Fluoro Carbons (CFCs) and Hydro Flouro Carbons (HCFCs) are referred to as an Ozone Depleting Substances (ODS) because once these gases are released into the environment and reach the stratosphere, depletes the ozone layer. A detailed experimentation was carried out to analyse the performance of the system using R-404A refrigerant. The refrigerant R404a is an alternate refrigerant to CFCs and HCFCs as they are ozone friendly and have less Global Warming Potential (GWP) than R12 and R134a. In this paper, R404a can be a potential HFC refrigerant replacement for new and existing system presently using R22 with minimum investment and efforts.

Other Details

Paper ID: IJSRDV4I21017
Published in: Volume : 4, Issue : 2
Publication Date: 01/05/2016
Page(s): 967-969

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