Comparative Performance Analysis Of A Marine Refrigeration System That Operates With Different Refrigerants Via The Exergy Density

Karakurt A. S.

7th International Conference On Energy Research and Development, Al-Kuwayt, Kuwait, 19 - 21 November 2019, pp.1-8

  • Publication Type: Conference Paper / Full Text
  • City: Al-Kuwayt
  • Country: Kuwait
  • Page Numbers: pp.1-8
  • Yıldız Technical University Affiliated: Yes


From salt to wheat, from a small bolt to a huge vessel, from man to thousands of animals many types of products are carried by different size of merchant ships. Besides this, different type of naval vessels are operated for border security or oversea operations. So, merchant or naval vessels have global effects on every person living in the world. In both merchant and naval vessels, there must be a cooling system in different capacities in order to keep the foods required by the ship's crew and to cool the products transported. In this context, having an efficient and small refrigeration system is very important for ship owners. In this study, the relationship between the size and performance of a marine refrigeration system is examined by using the exergy density which is a thermodynamic state property, and also case studies have been carried out for different design conditions. As a result, application of the exergy density for a refrigeration system which uses three different refrigerants has been shown to be beneficial in the design phase as it examines system dimensions as well as system performance.