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Investigation on Variable-Speed Drives for Residential Air-Conditioning Applications
Tze Wood Ching
2012-05-31
Source PublicationJournal of Energy and Power Engineering
ISSN1934-8975
Volume6Pages:730-737
Abstract

Variable-voltage variable-frequency drives have been widely adopted by building services engineers in the area of HVAC (heating, ventilation and air conditioning) applications and became the substantial energy consumption in both commercial and residential buildings. Since the speed of a compressor driven by a conventional TPIM (two-phase induction motor) is fixed, it is either switched "ON", working at maximum capacity or switched "OFF" by a thermostat. While the most recent VF (variable-frequency) reluctance motor driven compressor delivers an enhanced performance over TPIM drive, it also provides variable-speed operation as the temperature changes, while improving the overall energy efficiency. This paper aimed to evaluate the performance of both TPIM and VF compressor drives for single-phase residential air-conditioning applications. Their cooling performance and harmonic distortions will be investigated. International standards for harmonic limits will also be applied in evaluating the distortions created by the VF drive.

KeywordVariable-frequency Drives Energy Efficiency Power Quality
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Language英语
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Document TypeJournal article
CollectionDEPARTMENT OF ELECTROMECHANICAL ENGINEERING
Corresponding AuthorTze Wood Ching
AffiliationDepartment of Electromechanical Engineering, University of Macau, Taipa,Macau,China
First Author AffilicationUniversity of Macau
Corresponding Author AffilicationUniversity of Macau
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Tze Wood Ching. Investigation on Variable-Speed Drives for Residential Air-Conditioning Applications[J]. Journal of Energy and Power Engineering,2012,6:730-737.
APA Tze Wood Ching.(2012).Investigation on Variable-Speed Drives for Residential Air-Conditioning Applications.Journal of Energy and Power Engineering,6,730-737.
MLA Tze Wood Ching."Investigation on Variable-Speed Drives for Residential Air-Conditioning Applications".Journal of Energy and Power Engineering 6(2012):730-737.
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