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ENERGY CONSERVATION STRATEGIES FOR HVAC SYSTEMS V.P. Gupta, Principal Chief Engineer (Electrical) Bharat Sanchar Nigam Limited Tamilnadu Electrical Zone.

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1 ENERGY CONSERVATION STRATEGIES FOR HVAC SYSTEMS V.P. Gupta, Principal Chief Engineer (Electrical) Bharat Sanchar Nigam Limited Tamilnadu Electrical Zone (An ISO 9001:2000 Unit)

2 2/34 Electrical Wing, BSNL, TN INTRODUCTION For Telecom Buildings, Exchange Equipment is compact but more powerful, fragile and very sensitive to high temperature. It is necessary to provide high reliable AC Systems HVAC Systems consume 50-60% of total power – Thus huge potential for Energy Saving Innovative strategies can be applied to reduce Energy Bills

3 3/34 Electrical Wing, BSNL, TN INNOVATIVE STRATEGIES Building Orientation/Architectural Features Establishing Baseline Performance Indices High Sensible Air-Conditioning System Package AC Units :- –7 TR –2x1.5 TR & 2x2 TR Automation & BMS Variable Voltage Variable Frequency Drives

4 4/34 Electrical Wing, BSNL, TN INNOVATIVE STRATEGIES Heat Recovery Wheel /Desiccant Cooling System for Fresh Air Panel Cooling Vapour Absorption Machines Roof Top Chillers Free Cooling or Cooling by Total Air Displacement

5 5/34 Electrical Wing, BSNL, TN Building Orientation/ Architectural Features Points to be considered: Orientation Double Glass Panels Insulation on Roof No Leakage from Windows/Doors/Ceiling/Return Air Long side should be having minimum heat gain. Minimum heat gain from NORTH EAST SOUTH & WEST

6 6/34 Electrical Wing, BSNL, TN Building Orientation/ Architectural Features Plant Room and AHU locations should be such that ducting/ piping are minimum. Sufficient Fresh Air Intake to avoid Sick Building Syndrome Sun Shades over glass area with proper inclination to avoid direct sunrays. Partitions and closure of air grills of unutilized conditioned space.

7 7/34 Electrical Wing, BSNL, TN Establishing Baseline Performance Indices Points to be considered Space Temperature (23-26°C) - Task & Non-Task, Eqpt. Room etc. (against earlier 20-26°C) Space Humidity 30-70% (against earlier 40-60%) Usage Time Schedule - Working Hours, Holidays etc. P.F. target 0.95, rationalise contract demand and A/C space.

8 8/34 Electrical Wing, BSNL, TN Total tons at worst conditions - At Machine End - At User End Tons / Sq. Meter KW / Ton KWH / Day KWH / Year Establishing Baseline Performance Indices

9 9/34 Electrical Wing, BSNL, TN High Sensible Air Conditioning System Specially designed AC Package Units to handle a high sensible heat factor of 0.95 Liberal Evoporation and Condensor Coil Area Higher Saturation Temperature Higher CFM Air-Cooled Condensers with two/variable Speed Motors Condenser fan motor stops completely when compressor is stopped

10 10/34 Electrical Wing, BSNL, TN Package AC provided with dehumidification mechanism by reducing effective coil area to 2/3 rd whenever dehumidification is required. Control system enables a solenoid valve to cut off 1/3 of cooling coil providing a lower evaporating temperature and dehumidification without any heating Saving of precious electrical energy. Constant airflow maintained even during dehumidification High Sensible Air Conditioning System 7 TR

11 11/34 Electrical Wing, BSNL, TN Recently Approved for Ph. V Tenders Highly Energy Efficient unit with Build-in Timers, Microprocessor Controllers to Switch from Active Units Stand-by Units and back Designed for continuous 24 X 7 Operations High Sensible Air Conditioning System 2x1.5TR

12 12/34 Electrical Wing, BSNL, TN ENERGY CONSUMPTION RECORD / SAVING COMPARISON Model/ Type KWh in 12 Hr KWh Savings in 12 Hr Annual KWh savings Annual savings in Rs. 1.5TR SAC 20.5NA 1.5TR Hi- Sensi ,805

13 13/34 Electrical Wing, BSNL, TN PAYBACK CALCULATION Cost of 2x1.5TR Hi-SensibleRs Cost of 1.5TR SACRs Incremental initial cost of Hi-S AC (A)Rs Pay back period of Hi-S AC on (A)1.9 Years Total savings after the payback period over operating life of Hi-Sensi AC Rs

14 14/34 Electrical Wing, BSNL, TN ASSUMPTIONS & TEST PARAMETERS Con. Amb. Temp. maintained (ODU)35°C Shelter (IDU) Temp. (DB)25°C Shelter (IDU) Temp. (WB)25°C Running Hr for Energy Consumption12 Hrs Average unit cost (KWh)Rs.5/- Life span of SAC unit6 Yrs Life span of Hi-Sensi AC unit9 Yrs Est. Cost of 1.5TR SAC (i/c Taxes)Rs Est. Cost of 2x1.5TR Hi-Sensi unit (i/c Taxes & w/o controllers) Rs

15 15/34 Electrical Wing, BSNL, TN HIGH SENSIBLE AC UNITS Comfort type Split AC is designed at 35°C Hi Sensible AC is designed at 43°C. Energy saving at temperatures higher than 35°C will be even greater on using Hi Sensible AC unit.

16 16/34 Electrical Wing, BSNL, TN ENERGY EFFICIENCY OF SPLIT AC UNITS EER is the Ratio between Cooling Capacity of AC Unit in Kcal/Hr and Power input to AC Unit in Watts EER = Output in Kcal/Hr Power input in Watts

17 17/34 Electrical Wing, BSNL, TN Capacity : 1.5 TR Split AC Unit MakeCooling Cap in Kcal/Hr Power Consmp in Watts EER Purison Videocon National Aircon Gujral Hitachi LG Universel Comfrt

18 18/34 Electrical Wing, BSNL, TN Automation and BMS Ensures Optimum Operation of all machines by avoiding energy wastage due to overcooling / overheating CO2 Sensors to control ventilation in response to varying people load – by controlling damper operation Programmed Start/Stop of AC M/s, Ventilation System, Chiller, etc. Run-time equalisation & auto adjustment of set points

19 19/34 Electrical Wing, BSNL, TN VARIABLE SPEED DRIVES (VV-VF) Step less variation of Fans, Pumps and compressor speed in tune with load reqmts can be achieved with VV-VF Drives. Power Consumption in Pumps/Blowers is proportional to Cube of Speed, eg. At 80% speed, power consumption is cube of 0.8 or or 51.2% Reduction in mechanical wear and tear as motors run at low speed. Results in additional saving in maintenance cost.

20 20/34 Electrical Wing, BSNL, TN The power consmp proportionality can be explained from Affinity law governing fluid flow: Flow (F) œ Speed (N) Pressure (P) œ Square of speed (N 2 ) Power (E) œ F x P or N 3 Variable Speed Drives (VV-VF)

21 21/34 Electrical Wing, BSNL, TN VVVF system basically consists of a input rectifier and an inverter connected through a controller. V/f ratio is kept constant throughout the operating range of the motor to maintain torque. Performance depends on location and accuracy of sensors providing load demand feedback. Variable Speed Drives (VV-VF)

22 22/34 Electrical Wing, BSNL, TN 3 Ph Supply DC REACTOR CAPACITOR MOTOR RECTIFIER SECTION INVERTER M L O A D MAIN CONTROLLER Variable Speed Drives (VV-VF)

23 23/34 Electrical Wing, BSNL, TN Heat Recovery Wheel/ Desiccant Cooling Induction of fresh air into building is necessary to reduce Sick Building Syndrome ASHRAE specifies 20 cfm of outdoor air per person. Creates additional load on A/C system Desiccant cooling helps in reducing the additional load due to fresh air (applicable for areas with 80-90% humidity throughout year)

24 24/34 Electrical Wing, BSNL, TN Heat Recovery Wheel / Desiccant Cooling The wheel is positioned typically in the duct system so that return air is drawn through its one half and outdoor air is drawn through its other half in a counter flow pattern. The wheel is rotated at 2 to 20 rpm Sensible heat is transferred as the metallic substrate picks up and store heat from the hot air steam and gives it up to the cold one. Latent heat is transferred as the desiccant on the wheel absorbs moisture from the higher humidity air stream and releases the same into the air stream that has a lower humidity ratio

25 25/34 Electrical Wing, BSNL, TN Capable of recovering 80% of heating or cooling energy exhausted from building and reduces energy cost of fresh air. Enthalpy wheel is usually 4 to 10 deep packed with a heat transfer medium i.e. numerous small air passages or flutes parallel to direction of air flow. This honeycomb matrix is produced by interleaving flat and corrugated layers of a high conductivity material usually aluminium surfaced with a desiccant. Heat Recovery Wheel / Desiccant Cooling

26 26/34 Electrical Wing, BSNL, TN 1. Heating/Cooling Energy (e.g. 80%) Is Always Returned To Where It Came From Heat In Heat Out Cooling Energy Out Cooling Energy In Moisture In Moisture Out Dry Air Out Dry Air In 2. Moisture and Dry Air (e.g. 80%) Is Always Returned To Where It Came From Universal Rules of Total Energy Wheels Heat Recovery Wheel / Desiccant Cooling

27 27/34 Electrical Wing, BSNL, TN UNIVERSAL HEAT RECOVERY ENERGY WHEEL Heat Recovery Wheel / Desiccant Cooling

28 28/34 Electrical Wing, BSNL, TN Panel Cooling The telecom equipment heat load is only 40% and another 60% heat load is due to the surrounding space/ room. Due to shrinkage of equipment size, improvement in technology, the exchanges are not required to be manned. Substantial energy saving is possible by mounting small panel coolers instead of window/ split AC units only for cooling the switching equipment and not the entire room.

29 29/34 Electrical Wing, BSNL, TN Panel Cooling Panel cooler - a mini AC unit delivering a fractional TR,directly clamped to eqpmt panel with a close loop air cycle so as to cool the space within the equipment. Power consumption - only 2.7 KW against earlier 6 KW with 3 number window AC units. On experimental basis a Pilot Project has been carried out in Hyderabad. Requires further studies. Vendors to come forward for optimum solution.

30 30/34 Electrical Wing, BSNL, TN Vapour Absorption Machines VAM uses primary energy in the form of heat viz. Steam, CNG, HSD, Kerosene and superior Kerosene. (Whereas VCM uses secondary energy in the form of electricity.) VAM uses Lithium Bromide as absorbent and water as refrigerant. Becoming popular due to High cost of secondary energy. Easy avail. of gas Noiseless, No Moving Part, Low Cost of Mtce. Uncertainty in view of CFC phase-out

31 31/34 Electrical Wing, BSNL, TN Vapour Absorption Machines - Principle of Operation

32 32/34 Electrical Wing, BSNL, TN Costly built up space inside the building can be saved used as they can be mounted on the roof. All components like Compressor, Compressor Motor, Evaporator, Chiller and Air Cooled Condenser along with the micro-processor based control panel forms part of the roof top chiller and are highly compact. A considerable saving of energy as the refrigerant pipes become very small Roof Top Chillers

33 33/34 Electrical Wing, BSNL, TN Factory made and designed with best of components. All the protecting device and safeties are factory fitted and thus, ensure high level of reliability. The microprocessor based panels monitor the set points precisely and thereby, save energy. Designed with energy efficient scroll or screw compressors. Roof Top Chillers

34 34/34 Electrical Wing, BSNL, TN Whenever ambient dry bulb temperature is in between 16 to 20 °C, cooling of inside space can be achieved by total displacement of inside air with the fresh air When the temperature is in between 11 to 16 °C, a of mixture of return air and ambient air can give the required inside conditions In both cases, the ambient air needs to be 100% filtered Free Cooling or Cooling by Total Air Displacement

35 35/34 Electrical Wing, BSNL, TN Dampers in both the cases to be operated with suitable sensors for free cooling. Mechanical Refrigeration is needed only when the ambient temperature is more than 20°C. Free cooling assures power saving of about 80%, we require power only for the operation of fans for exhaust and circulation of air. Manufacturers have to come forward to fine tune Filters, Sensors and Control of Dampers. Free Cooling or Cooling by Total Air Displacement

36 FRESH AIR PLENUM D1 DAMPERS D2 RETURN FILTER COOLING FAN COND. AIR COIL SPACE PLENUM EXHAUST RETURN AIR TO ATMOSPHERE AMBIENTDAMPER COOLING COIL >20°CD2 OPEN, D1 PARTIALY OPEN FOR REQUIRED FRESH AIR ON 11-16°CD1 AND D2 PARTIALLY OPEN OFF 16-20°CD1 OPEN D2 CLOSEOFF Free Cooling or Cooling by Total Air Displacement

37 37/34 Electrical Wing, BSNL, TN The above strategies can be suitably applied for optimization of airconditioning system and energy savings. Manufacturers/Vendors to come forward for providing optimum solution with Panel Cooling and Free Cooling Strategies. Conclusion

38 38/34 Electrical Wing, BSNL, TN Thank You


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