Course NumberME-02-500
PDH Hours5
Air Cooled Absorption for Power Applications

Air Cooled Absorption for Power Applications

Combined Heat and Power (CHP) systems are widely used in the U.S. in industrial and institutional applications, but are relatively uncommon in commercial-building applications. Air-cooled lithium bromide (LiBr)-water absorption chillers offer a lot of potential; however, technical barriers to air-cooled operation exist, such as the increased tendency for LiBr solutions to crystallize in the absorber when heat-rejection temperatures rise, and must be addressed through system design.

This course reviews the use of air-cooled LiBr absorption systems for combined heat and power system applications. It reviews design aspects including the use of chemistry changes to inhibit crystallization, improving heat and mass transfer to lower overall temperature lift, modifying the thermodynamic cycle, combining absorption with vapor-compression to lower the temperature lift for each system, and advanced control systems to sense the onset of crystallization and take corrective action.

Once you complete your course review, you need to take a multiple-choice quiz consisting of twenty-five (25) questions to earn 5 PDH credits.

Learning Objectives

This course is intended to provide you with the following specific knowledge and skills:

  • Understand combined heat and power system (CHP) application and equipment
  • Understand limitations of air-cooled LiBr absorption systems
  • Understand air-cooled LiBr absorption system development efforts
  • Understand proposed solutions to developmental challenges of air-cooled LiBr absorption systems

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