Design, Optimization and Performance Analysis of Condenser for HVAC Automobile System for R-290
Pages : 10-13, DOI:http://Dx.Doi.Org/10.14741/Ijcet/22774106/spl.5.6.2016.2
In automobile air conditioning system condenser plays a vital role. In this paper theoretical and experimental study of acondenser for automobile air conditioning is carried out with refrigerant propane (R290). In automobile air conditioning R134a is widely usedrefrigerant whichis not environmental friendly because of its higher GWP value hence there is need of to replace R134a with the environmentally friendly refrigerant like hydrocarbon (i.e. R290). The optimization of condenser is done by varying different geometric parameters and the performance of the condenser is studied experimentally by carried out the experimentation. In optimization of condenser the optimum value for the condenser is obtained is 5.2 outer diameter, 2 rows and 12 fin per inch and in experimental analysis at 6 m/s -7 m/s air velocity gives optimum result are obtained.
Keywords: Alternative refrigerants, Condenser, Optimization,R290