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    Exclamation Chiller's kW/ton... How to calculate?


    Hi all,

    I have here evaporator's flow = 818.3 cubic meter/hr
    chilled water in = 52.9 F
    chilled water out = 46.5 F
    Chiller running kilowatts (from switchboard) = 950 kW or running amps = 96

    How do I calculate my chiller's performance (kW/ton). Preferably in unit SI



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    Re: Chiller's kW/ton... How to calculate?

    I don't believe your numbers. Or I need to buy a whole lot of chillers just like yours.....

    COP in consistent units is (KW extracted/KW Input) and high numbers represent good performance.

    KW/Ton is the inverse: It is the input divided by the output, so low numbers are good. But the units don't quite work out if that Ton is TR as in the effect of melting one ton of ice.

    A cubic meter of water weighs 1000 Kg. So your mass flow is 818000 kg/hr. The sensible heat of water at these temperatures is 4.18 kJ/kG-Deg C. 52.9 Deg F. is equiv of 11.6 Deg. C. 46.5 Deg F is equiv of 8 deg C.
    A Kilowatt is a Kilojoule per Second. So the Arithmetic is:

    Q= Mdot Cp Delta-T

    =818000*4.18*(11.6-8)

    =12167298 Kilojoules per hour....
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    To bring it to KW: Divide by 3600 so its Kilojoules per Second

    =3377 KW or about 960 TR

    That gives you a COP of about 36 which is far too high. Sure you are not looking at the power input to the Chilled Water Pumps? Are those temperatures being produced by a cooling tower without the compressor operating?

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    Re: Chiller's kW/ton... How to calculate?

    Your running amps at 96, and 950 Kw drawn power, what is the voltage supply to drive motor.
    Using sterl's calcs the COP would be 3.6 not 36, probably a typo error,anyway way to high.

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    Re: Chiller's kW/ton... How to calculate?

    Voltage supply = 6.6kV

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    Re: Chiller's kW/ton... How to calculate?

    I calc COP at 3.16 and kw/ton at 1.10. (if I'm correct) that machine is not running too well. The YK chillers are rated at about 5 COP>. Elec kw/hr 1081 at .97 PF, Refrig kw/hr 3428

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    Re: Chiller's kW/ton... How to calculate?

    Quote Originally Posted by sterl View Post
    I don't believe your numbers. Or I need to buy a whole lot of chillers just like yours.....

    COP in consistent units is (KW extracted/KW Input) and high numbers represent good performance.

    KW/Ton is the inverse: It is the input divided by the output, so low numbers are good. But the units don't quite work out if that Ton is TR as in the effect of melting one ton of ice.

    A cubic meter of water weighs 1000 Kg. So your mass flow is 818000 kg/hr. The sensible heat of water at these temperatures is 4.18 kJ/kG-Deg C. 52.9 Deg F. is equiv of 11.6 Deg. C. 46.5 Deg F is equiv of 8 deg C.
    A Kilowatt is a Kilojoule per Second. So the Arithmetic is:

    Q= Mdot Cp Delta-T

    =818000*4.18*(11.6-8)

    =12167298 Kilojoules per hour....
    so
    To bring it to KW: Divide by 3600 so its Kilojoules per Second

    =3377 KW or about 960 TR

    That gives you a COP of about 36 which is far too high. Sure you are not looking at the power input to the Chilled Water Pumps? Are those temperatures being produced by a cooling tower without the compressor operating?
    Sorry, how actually to convert kW to TR?

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    Re: Chiller's kW/ton... How to calculate?

    As simple as 123, sterl gave you the right way, if you look at the bottom, you will see that 3377KW = 960 TonR, now you divide 3377 by 960 = 3.51.

    So, 3.51 Kw=1 TonR

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    Re: Chiller's kW/ton... How to calculate?

    MY BAD

    Somebody caught the error: That COP should be 3.6 way up there. I mis-read the KW from the original post as 96....And that input for 3377 KW of output would be an amazing machine.

    So in input over output terms: its just less than 1-KW/TR.

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