Experimental Investigation on the Effect of Capillary Tube Geometry on the Performance of Vapor Compression Refrigeration SystemAuthor : Niraj N. Raja and Avinash D. Khanderao
Volume 5 No.2 July-December 2016 pp 29-35
The study of the expansion device in simple vapor compression refrigeration system is necessary in order to understand the parameters which can enhance the overall performance of system. It is essential to study the effect of capillary tube geometry on the performance of refrigeration systems. The literature review focuses on the effect that geometrical parameters like capillary tube length, bore diameter, coil pitch, number of twist and twisted angle have on the pressure drop, coefficient of performance (COP) and mass flow rate of the system. The parameters stated above can be further optimized in order to enhance the performance of the refrigeration system. The present work is focused on the influence of tube diameter, tube length, coil pitch, and inlet condition on mass flow rate of refrigerant through helical coil capillary tube and also on investigation about the Coefficient of Performance (COP) of the system due to coiling effect of capillary tube. The use of helical capillary tube reduces the space for the refrigeration system which is the need for more compact refrigeration system in the current trend.
vapor compression cycle, capillary tube, and capillary tube geometry, coefficient of performance.