Adding a Bypass to Ensure the Chemical Plant Production

  •  Deming Wang    
  •  Ying Peng    
  •  Zexi Wang    


The chilling output of the chiller fluctuated according to the chilling load. When it dropped down below a certain value, the temperature of the supply chilled water flowing out of the chiller would drop down too much. And this would result the chiller being shut down abnormally, because of its low temperature protection. Any this shutdown of the chiller endangered the production continuity and security, and caused a certain economic losses. A bypass, which was from the outlet of the chiller’s condenser to the chilled water filter inlet, was added to the chilling system. Through this bypass, some cooling water was introduced from the cooling water circulation into the chilled water circulation. Then the temperature of the supply chilled water flowing out of the chiller was promoted. With experiments, and by the aid of thermodynamics analysis, the amount of introduced cooling water, which could be introduced to promote the supply chilled water temperature for maintaining the chiller running normally, was researched. Ultimately, a certain amount of introduced cooling water, at which the chiller would no longer stop abnormally at any chilling load, was determined. And the energy lose caused by the introduced cooling water was less than 5 percent the rated output of the chiller. Compared with the chiller rated output, this energy lose was so small that it could be neglected.

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  • ISSN(Print): 1916-9698
  • ISSN(Online): 1916-9701
  • Started: 2009
  • Frequency: semiannual

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