Scheduled System Maintenance on December 17th, 2014:
IEEE Xplore will be upgraded between 2:00 and 5:00 PM EST (18:00 - 21:00) UTC. During this time there may be intermittent impact on performance. We apologize for any inconvenience.
By Topic

Using heat-pipe heat exchangers for reducing high energy costs of treating ventilation air

Sign In

Cookies must be enabled to login.After enabling cookies , please use refresh or reload or ctrl+f5 on the browser for the login options.

Formats Non-Member Member
$31 $13
Learn how you can qualify for the best price for this item!
Become an IEEE Member or Subscribe to
IEEE Xplore for exclusive pricing!
close button

puzzle piece

IEEE membership options for an individual and IEEE Xplore subscriptions for an organization offer the most affordable access to essential journal articles, conference papers, standards, eBooks, and eLearning courses.

Learn more about:

IEEE membership

IEEE Xplore subscriptions

1 Author(s)
Mathur, G.D. ; HVAC Syst., Zexel USA Corp., Decatur, IL, USA

In this paper, the author has investigated the impact that a heat-pipe heat exchanger (HPHE) has on the energy consumption (kWh) and the peak demand (kW) of an existing air conditioning system. A detailed performance investigation has been carried out by using the climate conditions for St. Louis, Missouri for year round operation of the HVAC system with HPHE. During the summer season, analysis has been conducted without and with indirect evaporative cooling. Economic analysis reveals that a simple retrofit on an existing air-conditioning system can pay for itself in less than a year. Based on this investigation it is recommended that this technology be used by the electric utilities for reducing the peak demand and energy consumption

Published in:

Energy Conversion Engineering Conference, 1996. IECEC 96., Proceedings of the 31st Intersociety  (Volume:2 )

Date of Conference:

11-16 Aug 1996