This paper presents the capacity of a heat exchanger with a plate heat exchanger model as evaporator and condenser to liquefy and evaporate R-134a refrigerant as the working fluid in a power plant system by operating an Organic Rankine Cycle (ORC) system using a scroll type expander. The evaporating and liquefying refrigerant as the working fluid uses hot water at a temperature between 40 °C - 80 °C and an evaporator inlet temperature at between 24.1 °C - 28.5 °C. The model design of the hot water production system is a combination of heat exchanger and heater with a shell and tube construction, where the heater is immersed in the heat exchanger. Experimental results show that the average revolutions of the turbine expander scroll is about 348.2 rpm and thermal efficiency between the evaporator and condenser as the heat exchanger ranges from 2 % to 8.5 %.
|Journal||IOP Conference Series: Earth and Environmental Science|
|Publication status||Published - 25 Jan 2018|
|Event||2nd International Tropical Renewable Energy Conference, i-TREC 2017 - Bali, Indonesia|
Duration: 3 Oct 2017 → 4 Oct 2017