In the air-to-water heat pump Sci-tech Heat Pump Apparatus Model RAC 020 the ambient heat of the air is used to heat water.
The heat pump circuit consists of a compressor, an evaporator with fan, a thermostatic expansion valve and a coaxial coil heat exchanger as condenser. All components are clearly arranged in the trainer.
– Utilization of ambient heat for water heating
– Display of all relevant values at the location of measurement
The compressed refrigerant vapour condenses in the outer pipe of the condenser and thereby discharges heat to the water in the inner pipe. The liquid refrigerant evaporates at low pressure in the finned tube evaporator and thereby absorbs heat from the ambient air.
The hot water circuit consists of a tank, a pump and the condenser as heater. For a continuous operation the generated heat is dissipated via an external cooling water connection. The cooling water flow rate is set via a valve and measured.
All relevant measured values are recorded by sensors and displayed. The simultaneous transmission of the measurements to a data recording software enables analysis and the representation of the process in the log p-h diagram. The software also displays the key characteristics variables of the process, such as the compressor pressure ratio and the coefficient of performance.
o Investigation of a heat pump with a water circuit as load
o Refrigeration circuit with compressor, evaporator with fan, thermostatic expansion valve and
coaxial coil heat exchanger as condenser
o Hot water circuit with pump, tank and condenser as heater
o Additional cooling via pipe coil in the hot water tank and external cooling water
o Record and display of all relevant measured values and
o Software for data acquisition via USB under Windows 7, 8.1, 10
* capacity: 372W at 7,2/32°C
Coaxial coil heat exchanger (condenser)
▪ refrigerant content: 0,55L
▪ water content: 0,3L
Finned tube evaporator
▪ transfer area: approx. 0,175m2 Pump
▪ max. flow rate: 1,9m3/h
▪ max. head: 1,4m
Hot water tank volume: approx. 4,5L
▪ pressure: 2x -1…15bar
▪ temperature: 4x 0…100°C, 2x -100…100°C
▪ power: 1x 0…6000W
▪ flow rate: 1x 0…108L/h (water)
▪ flow rate: 1x 10…160L/h (cooling water)