Chamra, Louay M.
Steele, W. Glenn
Date of Degree
Graduate Thesis - Open Access
Master of Science
College of Engineering
Department of Mechanical Engineering
Micro-Cooling, Heating and Power (CHP) is the decentralized generation of electricity in which normally wasted heat is recovered for use in heating and cooling of the space. A micro-CHP demonstration facility is needed to showcase the system and allow for experiments to be performed. This thesis illustrates the steps taken for the installation and instrumentation of a Micro-CHP (Cooling, Heating, and Power) demonstration facility. Equipment sizing was performed by creating an accurate building model and performing a transient building analysis. Temperature, pressure, flow rate, and relative humidity are measured in order to determine accurate energy balances through each piece of equipment in the micro-CHP system. The data is collected using a number of LabView subroutines while a Visual Basic program was developed to display the information.
Stone, Nicholas Alexander, "Installation and Instrumentation of a Micro-CHP Demonstration Facility" (2006). Theses and Dissertations MSU. 2752.