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Development of a Bench-Top Air-to-Water Heat Pump Experimental Apparatus
Hosni Ibrahim Abu-Mulaweh
Pages - 359 - 369     |    Revised - 05-08-2009     |    Published - 01-09-2009
Volume - 3   Issue - 3    |    Publication Date - June 2009  Table of Contents
Heat pump, Laboratory apparatus, water heater
A bench-top air-to-water heat pump experimental apparatus was designed, developed, and constructed for instructional and demonstrative purposes. This air-to-water heat pump experimental apparatus is capable of demonstrating thermodynamics and heat transfer concepts and principles. This heat pump experimental setup was designed around the vapor compression refrigeration cycle. This experimental apparatus has an intuitive user interface, reliable, safe for student use, and portable. The interface is capable of allowing data acquisition by a computer. A PC-based control system which consists of LabVIEW and data acquisition unit is employed to monitor and control this experimental laboratory apparatus. This paper provides details about the development of this unit and the integration of the electrical/electronic component and the control system.
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Dr. Hosni Ibrahim Abu-Mulaweh
- United States of America

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