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Air conditioning system (car)

Air conditioning system (car)

(OP)
Hi guys.
I have a question concerning how to size a compressor for an AC system.
I've done some thermodynamics before. We worked on th fluid diagram where we precise the temperature of condensation and evaporation, which leads us to determine the work done by thre compressor and thus the energy needed.
but what i don't understand is how we choose the compressor to meet the discharge or suction pressure (thus temperature of condensation and evaporation) in the circuit?

RE: Air conditioning system (car)

The thermostatic expansion valve controls the evaporator pressure. But system conditions will vary with time, with acceptable ranges, depending on outside and inside air temperatures.

RE: Air conditioning system (car)

(OP)
So is it the expansion valve that sets the pressure of suction and discharge?

RE: Air conditioning system (car)

Sort of, but there are many tins which affect the pressures which float all over the place

I recall watching an AC tech check my ac systems and the pressure went up, the fan cut in to actually help condense some of the liquid and the pressure went down the fan cut out, the pressure went up again...

That's why the compressor on AC and refrigeration systems are usually PD pumps.

Car systems vary a lot because the inlet speed of the compressor varies so much from idle to cruising, wind velocity changes, so you size the compressor for you worst case condition and steady state operation

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RE: Air conditioning system (car)

"So is it the expansion valve that sets the pressure of suction and discharge?"

They are mostly determined by the temperatures of the condenser and the evaporator. If the system is operating correctly, you will have saturated mixture in both heat exchangers and the pressure is a direct function of temperature (as you stated in your first post).

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