Refrigeration systems consume a relevant amount of electrical power worldwide. For this reason, in the last decades, several energy saving techniques have been proposed to reduce the power demand of such plants. The present paper deals with the development of an innovative internal power recovery system for industrial cryogenic cooling plants. Such an innovative system consists in a Compressor-Expander Group (CEG) for internal power recovery. In particular, the paper is focused on the development of the CEG compressor, which has to pre-compress the refrigerant main flow before the fluid enters the main compressor. The machine has been re-designed, modifying a centrifugal compressor for automotive turbocharging. To verify the performance and suggest improvements, a numerical fluid dynamic model has been set up and the commercial Ansys-CFX software has been utilized to perform steady-state 3D simulations. Expected performance of the secondary compressor are presented and discussed in this paper.

Giovannelli, A., Archilei, E.M., Palazzo, E. (2016). Internal Power Recovery Systems for Cryogenic Cooling Plants: Secondary Compressor Development. ENERGY PROCEDIA, 101, 766-773 [10.1016/j.egypro.2016.11.097].

Internal Power Recovery Systems for Cryogenic Cooling Plants: Secondary Compressor Development

GIOVANNELLI, AMBRA;ARCHILEI, ERIKA MARIA;
2016-01-01

Abstract

Refrigeration systems consume a relevant amount of electrical power worldwide. For this reason, in the last decades, several energy saving techniques have been proposed to reduce the power demand of such plants. The present paper deals with the development of an innovative internal power recovery system for industrial cryogenic cooling plants. Such an innovative system consists in a Compressor-Expander Group (CEG) for internal power recovery. In particular, the paper is focused on the development of the CEG compressor, which has to pre-compress the refrigerant main flow before the fluid enters the main compressor. The machine has been re-designed, modifying a centrifugal compressor for automotive turbocharging. To verify the performance and suggest improvements, a numerical fluid dynamic model has been set up and the commercial Ansys-CFX software has been utilized to perform steady-state 3D simulations. Expected performance of the secondary compressor are presented and discussed in this paper.
Giovannelli, A., Archilei, E.M., Palazzo, E. (2016). Internal Power Recovery Systems for Cryogenic Cooling Plants: Secondary Compressor Development. ENERGY PROCEDIA, 101, 766-773 [10.1016/j.egypro.2016.11.097].
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