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BHARATHIYAR COLLEGE OF ENGINEERING&TECHNOLOGY

KARAIKAL
DEPARTMENT OF MECHANICAL ENGINEERING
COURSE PLAN-2012
CLASS: IV MECH "A & B"
SEMESTER:ODD
SUBJECT: MET73 - REFRIGERATION, AIR CONDITIONING &CRYOGENICS
YEAR:IV

OBJECTIVE : To impart knowledge about Refrigeration&Air conditioning systems.


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TOPIC
UNIT-I
Basics of refrigeration Methods of refrigeration: ice
refrigeration, evaporative refrigeration,
Unit of refrigeration Performance of refrigeration
systems,Air
refrigeration system,
vapour compression refrigeration system
vapour absorption refrigeration system
Vapour jet refrigeration system, thermoelectric
refrigeration system
vortex tube refrigeration
pulse tube refrigeration and adiabatic demagnetization
cooling
Refrigerants:primary and secondary refrigerants
Working pairs of absorption refrigeration system
Properties of refrigerants , Selection of refrigerants
UNIT-II
Psychrometry and psychrometric
properties,Psychrometric relations
Daltons law of partial pressures
Wet bulb temperature and measurement
Adiabatic saturation temperature
Psychrometric processes
Summer air-conditioning
Winter airconditioning
Requirement for comfort air-conditioning
Factors governing human comfort ,Comfort chart.
UNIT-III
Sources of heat load
Conduction load Sun load
Load from occupants Equipment load
Infiltration air-load Load from moisture gain
Fresh air load ASHRAE standards
Calculation of load on air-conditioning system

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Methods of air-conditioning system: Centralized


airconditioning system
Unitary air-conditioning system and direct airconditioning system
Airconditioning devices and equipment: air cleaners, air
filters,
Humidifiers, dehumidifiers, fans and blowers
Cooling towers
UNIT-IV
Introduction to cryogenics
Applications involving cryogenic engineering
Cryogenic fluids and properties
Low-temperature properties of solids: mechanical,
thermal, electrical and magnetic
properties
Superconductivity
Production of low temperature
Joule-Thomson effect,Inversion
curve
Adiabatic expansion , Cryogenic liquefaction systems
Linde-Hampson system, pre-cooled Linde-Hampson
system
Linde dual pressure system, Claude system
Pre-cooled Claude system,Kapitza system
Heylandt system, Collins helium-liquefaction
system,Simon heliumliquefaction system
UNIT-V
Joule-Thomson refrigeration system
Cascade Joule-Thomson refrigeration system
Expansion
engine refrigeration system
Cold gas refrigeration system
Philips refrigerator
Solvay refrigerator
A.D. Little refrigerator
Vuilleumier refrigerator
Refrigerators using solids as working media
Cryogenic fluid storage vessels ,Insulations
Cryogenic fluid transfer systems

ASSIGNMENT
Problems on vapour compression refrigeration system
problems on load calculation
Cryogenic fluid transfer systems

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TEXT BOOKS:
1. Arora, C. P., Refrigeration and Air conditioning, Tata McGraw Hill Publishing Co. Ltd.,
New Delhi, 2000
2. Stoecker, W. F. and Jones, J. W., Refrigeration and Air conditioning, McGraw Hill Book

REFERENCE BOOKS:
1. ASHRAE Equipment Handbook, The American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and
Air-conditioning Engineers Inc., Atlanta, Georgia, 2001
2. Randall Barron, Cryogenic Systems, McGraw Hill Book Publishing Co. Ltd., New York,
3. Timmerhaus, K. D. and Flynn, T. M., Cryogenic Process Engineering, Plenum Press, New
York, 1989
4. Haselden, G. G., Cryogenic Fundamentals, Academic Press, 1971

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