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Improving the Efficiency of the Heat Pump Control System of Carbon Di-oxide Heat Pump with Several Evaporators and Gas Coolers

Sit, M.L.; Juravliov, A.A.; Sit, B.M.; Timchenko, D.

The problem of coordination of the values of the refrigerant flow through the evaporators and gas coolers of the heat pump for the simultaneous production of heat and cold is studied. The compensation of the variations of the total flow through the evaporators is implemented using the variation of the capacity of the compressor and a corresponding change in flow through the auxiliary gas cooler of the heat pump. Control system of this gas cooler is constructed using the invariance principle of the output value (outlet temperature of the heated agent) with respect to perturbations on the control channel (the refrigerant flow through the gas cooler). Principle of dual-channel compensation of the disturbance and advancing signal on input of control valve of the refrigerant through the gas cooler is ensured. Due to proposed solution, the intensity of the disturbances on the flow of refrigerant is reduced. Due to proposed technical solution power consumed by the heat pump compressor drive under transients is decreased.

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