Hydraulic modeling of large district cooling systems for master planning purposes

Show full item record

Title: Hydraulic modeling of large district cooling systems for master planning purposes
Author: Xu, Chen
Abstract: District Cooling Systems (DCS ) have been widely applied in large institutions such as universities , government facilities , commercial districts , airports , etc . The hydraulic system of a large DCS can be complicated . They often stem from an original design that has had extensive additions and deletions over time . Expanding or retrofitting such a system involves large capital investment . Consideration of future expansion is often required . Therefore , a thorough study of the whole system at the planning phase is crucial . An effective hydraulic model for the existing DCS will become a powerful analysis tool for this purpose . Engineers can use the model to explore alternative system configurations to find an optimal way of accommodating the DCS hydraulic system to the planned future unit . This thesis presents the first complete procedure for the use of commercial simulation software to construct the hydraulic model for a large District Cooling System (DCS ) . A model for one of the largest DCS hydraulic systems in the United States has been developed based on this procedure and has been successfully utilized to assist its master planning study .
URI: http : / /hdl .handle .net /1969 .1 /5862
Date: 2007-09-17

Citation

Hydraulic modeling of large district cooling systems for master planning purposes. Available electronically from http : / /hdl .handle .net /1969 .1 /5862 .

Files in this item

Files Size Format View

There are no files associated with this item.

This item appears in the following Collection(s)

Show full item record

Search DSpace

Advanced Search

Browse