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ET 400 Refrigeration Circuit with Variable Load
Education / GUNT Hamburg / Thermal Engineering and HVAC / Refrigeration and Air Conditioning Technology /

ET 400 examines a refrigeration circuit under an adjustable load. The refrigeration circuit consists of a compressor, a condenser with fan, a thermostatic expansion valve and a coaxial coil heat exchanger as evaporator. A water circuit serves as load, consisting of a tank with a heater and a pump. The temperature in the tank is adjusted at a controller. 
  The purpose of this refrigeration circuit is the production of cold water. The water flows through the jacket of the coaxial coil heat exchanger, transfers heat to the refrigerant and thereby cools down.
  All relevant measured values are recorded by sensors. Displays at the respective locations of measurement indicate the measured values. This makes it easy to assign the measured values to the process. The simultaneous transmission of the measured values to a data recording software enables easy analysis and the representation of the process in the log p-h diagram. The software also displays the key characteristic variables of the process, such as the compressor pressure ratio and the coefficient of performance.
  The clearly arranged components aid understanding. 
  The well-structured instructional material sets out the fundamentals and provides a step-by-step guide through the experiments.


Learning Objectives / Experiments

- design and components of a refrigeration system
  * compressor
  * condenser
  * thermostatic expansion valve
  * evaporator
  * pressure switch
- representation of the thermodynamic cycle in the

  log p-h diagram
- determination of important characteristic variables
  * coefficient of performance
  * refrigeration capacity
  * compressor work
- operating behaviour under load


[1] investigation of a refrigeration circuit with water circuit as load
[2] refrigeration circuit with compressor, condenser with fan, thermostatic expansion valve and coaxial coil heat exchanger as evaporator
[3] water circuit with pump, tank with heater as cooling load at the evaporator
[4] heater with controller to adjust the tank temperature
[5] record of all relevant measured values and display directly at the location of measurement
[6] LabVIEW software for data acquisition via USB under Windows XP or Windows Vista
[7] refrigerant R134a, CFC-free

Technical Data
- refrigeration capacity: approx. 380W at 5/40°C
- refrigerant volume: 0.4L
- water volume: 0.8L
- transfer area: approx. 0.175m²
- fan power consumption: 2x 29W 
- max. flow rate: 1.9m³/h
- max. head: 1.4m
- volume: approx. 4.5L
- heater: approx. 450W
Measuring ranges
- pressure: 2x -1...15bar
- compressor power: 1x 0...600W
- temperature: 6x 0...100°C
- flow rate (water): 1x 0.05...1.8L/min
Dimensions and Weight
LxWxH: 1400x560x1800mm
Weight: approx. 120kg
Required for Operation

230V, 50/60Hz, 1 phase or 120V, 60Hz, 1 phase

Scope of Delivery

1 trainer

1 LabVIEW software CD + USB cable

1 set of instructional material

Order Details

061.40000  ET 400  Refrigeration Circuit with Variable Load