A Validation Methodology for a Combined Heating Cooling and Power (CHCP) Pilot Plant

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E. Cardona, A. Piacentino

Department of Energetic and Environmental Researches, Faculty of Engineering, Università di Palermo, Viale delle Scienze, 90128 Palermo, Sicily, Italy

J. Energy Resour. Technol 126(4), 285-292 (Dec 21, 2004) (8 pages) doi:10.1115/1.1803849 History: Received May 16, 2003; Revised May 21, 2004; Online December 21, 2004
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Layout scheme of the examined pilot plant
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Standard week day—electric, thermal, and cooling consumptions
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Annual trends of thermal, cooling, and electric demand
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Aggregate thermal demand for the whole year, in the cases of the 380 kWcooling absorber and oversized absorber
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(a) Cumulative curves for the aggregate thermal demand and different absorption chiller sizes. (b) Energy amount yearly provided at full load in relation to the engine size.
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Yearly operation curves for a 3508 Caterpillar managed according to different criteria
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NPV curves for 50% absorber size and PES managing philosophy (case E), both in the hypotheses of absence or presence of public funding



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