In this paper, the authors provide the design, heat flow analysis and pressure analysis of a commercial energy efficient in-line water heating system in South Africa. The designed commercial in-line water heating system captures the energy consumption, flow rate, temperature and pressure during operation and accordingly responds on these values to increase the energy efficiency of the system. The user is constantly aware of the energy consumption and cost during operation and can choose to switch to a more economical setting to conserve energy. A central processor with PID control was used to optimize the energy consumption of the in-line water heating system. An overview on the design and results of the heat flow analysis and pressure analysis are provided.
Gouws, R. and le Roux, E. (2014), "Design and heat flow analysis of a commercial energy efficient in-line water heating system", World Journal of Engineering, Vol. 11 No. 3, pp. 239-246. https://doi.org/10.1260/1708-52184.108.40.206Download as .RIS
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