Preliminary Development of a High Efficiency Low Vapor Pressure Non-Fluorocarbon Air Conditioning Compressor 810505
The development status of a compact large displacement non-fluorocarbon high efficiency compressor is reported. The compressor developed is a positive displacement, rotary constrained vane machine. Compressor performance results using two different refrigerants are reported. One refrigerant was a hydrocarbon whereas the other was a fluorocarbon. Data was obtained using a water calorimeter test stand. Test results demonstrated COP's in the range of 3.5 to 4.5 with both the non-fluorocarbon and fluorocarbon refrigerants at air conditioning test conditions. Maximum overall compressor efficiencies of slightly over 80% were obtained.
Citation: Edwards, T., Clark, W., and Cavalleri, R., "Preliminary Development of a High Efficiency Low Vapor Pressure Non-Fluorocarbon Air Conditioning Compressor," SAE Technical Paper 810505, 1981, https://doi.org/10.4271/810505. Download Citation
Thomas Edwards, William Clark, Robert J. Cavalleri