A TRNSYS Simulation Case Study on Utilization of Heat Pump
This paper presents a TRNSYS simulation case study on the integration of a heat pump into a hot water and cold water storage systems for the purpose of providing heating and cooling to a residential home or office building in a tropical climate. The motivation is to utilize waste heat rejected by the heat pump.The heat pump is integrated with two water storage tanks. One is the cold water tank where heat is extracted by the heat pump and the other is the hot water which stores the heat rejected by the heat pump. The cold water tank provides cooling water for air conditioning to the building. The hot water tank is used for daily usage like bathing and washing. The sizing of the two storage tanks and the balancing of the heat transfer between the two tanks are important design factors to maintain suitable temperatures in the storage tanks. The paper discusses the performance of the integrated system under different operational modes and the effects of each storage tank size on the performance.
Key words: Heat pump; Heating; Cooling; TRNSYS; Simulation; Air conditioning
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