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heat pump design

heat pump design

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I am a mech. eng. with very limited experience and would like to design a heat pump. Where would I start?
Thanks.

RE: heat pump design

Learn everything you can about refrigeration; compressors, evaporators, condensers, how they all relate and what controls are needed.

Keith Cress
kcress - http://www.flaminsystems.com

RE: heat pump design

Fundamentally you need to know the Refrigeration Cycle, you need to know and understand this since designing a heat pump is all about manipulating this cycle.

Then, I recommend getting a job with Trane, Carrier, Lennox, York or any other manufacturer of HVAC equipment to gain first hand knowledge of what it takes to design heat pumps.

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