Optimum operation of low voltage variable‐frequency drives to improve the performance of heating, ventilation, and air conditioning chiller system

HASSAN, Waqar, MAHMOOD, Farhan, AKMAL, Muhammad and NASIR, Mashood (2020). Optimum operation of low voltage variable‐frequency drives to improve the performance of heating, ventilation, and air conditioning chiller system. International Transactions on Electrical Energy Systems.

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    Abstract

    A tremendous increase in the industrial and commercial applications of low voltage variable frequency drives (VFD) has been observed in the last decade. VFD are mainly used for energy saving and reliable speed control of industrial motors in an electrical system. However, power quality issues are becoming more apparent due to the installation of VFD. In this paper, a nonintrusive technique has been employed to determine the optimum operation of VFD system for improving the performance of heating, ventilation, and air conditioning centrifugal chiller system. The effect of load and speed ratios of VFD systems on total harmonic distortion (THD), power factor, distortion loss ratio, temperature, and efficiency has been investigated. The measurement of these parameters has been carried out by performing a series of experiments under variable operating conditions. The binomial relations have been developed between the various performance parameters and the operating conditions. Based on experimental results, optimum operating conditions have been proposed and implemented for the VFD system. Moreover, the results have been compared with the existing operating conditions and indicate a considerable improvement in THD, power factor, distortion loss ratio, efficiency, and the annual cost of energy consumed.

    Item Type: Article
    Uncontrolled Keywords: Energy; 0906 Electrical and Electronic Engineering
    Identification Number: https://doi.org/10.1002/2050-7038.12481
    SWORD Depositor: Symplectic Elements
    Depositing User: Symplectic Elements
    Date Deposited: 11 Jun 2020 09:38
    Last Modified: 11 Jun 2020 09:45
    URI: http://shura.shu.ac.uk/id/eprint/26435

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