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Experimental assessment of a helical coil heat exchanger operating at subcritical and supercritical conditions in a small-scale solar organic rankine cycle

Marija Lazova (UGent) , Alihan Kaya (UGent) , Marijn Billiet (UGent) , Steven Lecompte (UGent) , Dimitris Manolakos and Michel De Paepe (UGent)
(2017) ENERGIES. 10(5).
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In this study, the performance of a helical coil heat exchanger operating at subcritical and supercritical conditions is analysed. The counter-current heat exchanger was specially designed to operate at a maximal pressure and temperature of 42 bar and 200 °C, respectively. The small-scale solar organic Rankine cycle (ORC) installation has a net power output of 3 kWe. The first tests were done in a laboratory where an electrical heater was used instead of the concentrated photovoltaic/thermal (CPV/T) collectors. The inlet heating fluid temperature of the water was 95 °C. The effects of different parameters on the heat transfer rate in the heat exchanger were investigated. Particularly, the performance analysis was elaborated considering the changes of the mass flow rate of the working fluid (R-404A) in the range of 0.20–0.33 kg/s and the inlet pressure varying from 18 bar up to 41 bar. Hence, the variation of the heat flux was in the range of 5–9 kW/m2. The results show that the working fluid’s mass flow rate has significant influence on the heat transfer rate rather than the operational pressure. Furthermore, from the comparison between the experimental results with the heat transfer correlations from the literature, the experimental results fall within the uncertainty range for the supercritical analysis but there is a deviation of the investigated subcritical correlations.
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experimental research, helical coil heat exchanger, organic Rankine cycle, subcritical, supercritical, heat transfer

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Lazova, Marija, Alihan Kaya, Marijn Billiet, Steven Lecompte, Dimitris Manolakos, and Michel De Paepe. 2017. “Experimental Assessment of a Helical Coil Heat Exchanger Operating at Subcritical and Supercritical Conditions in a Small-scale Solar Organic Rankine Cycle.” Energies 10 (5).
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Lazova, M., Kaya, A., Billiet, M., Lecompte, S., Manolakos, D., & De Paepe, M. (2017). Experimental assessment of a helical coil heat exchanger operating at subcritical and supercritical conditions in a small-scale solar organic rankine cycle. ENERGIES, 10(5).
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Lazova M, Kaya A, Billiet M, Lecompte S, Manolakos D, De Paepe M. Experimental assessment of a helical coil heat exchanger operating at subcritical and supercritical conditions in a small-scale solar organic rankine cycle. ENERGIES. MDPI AG; 2017;10(5).
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Lazova, Marija, Alihan Kaya, Marijn Billiet, et al. “Experimental Assessment of a Helical Coil Heat Exchanger Operating at Subcritical and Supercritical Conditions in a Small-scale Solar Organic Rankine Cycle.” ENERGIES 10.5 (2017): n. pag. Print.
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  abstract     = {In this study, the performance of a helical coil heat exchanger operating at subcritical and supercritical conditions is analysed. The counter-current heat exchanger was specially designed to operate at a maximal pressure and temperature of 42 bar and 200 {\textdegree}C, respectively. The small-scale solar organic Rankine cycle (ORC) installation has a net power output of 3 kWe. The first tests were done in a laboratory where an electrical heater was used instead of the concentrated photovoltaic/thermal (CPV/T) collectors. The inlet heating fluid temperature of the water was 95 {\textdegree}C. The effects of different parameters on the heat transfer rate in the heat exchanger were investigated. Particularly, the performance analysis was elaborated considering the changes of the mass flow rate of the working fluid (R-404A) in the range of 0.20--0.33 kg/s and the inlet pressure varying from 18 bar up to 41 bar. Hence, the variation of the heat flux was in the range of 5--9 kW/m2. The results show that the working fluid{\textquoteright}s mass flow rate has significant influence on the heat transfer rate rather than the operational pressure. Furthermore, from the comparison between the experimental results with the heat transfer correlations from the literature, the experimental results fall within the uncertainty range for the supercritical analysis but there is a deviation of the investigated subcritical correlations.},
  author       = {Lazova, Marija and Kaya, Alihan and Billiet, Marijn and Lecompte, Steven and Manolakos, Dimitris and De Paepe, Michel},
  issn         = {1996-1073},
  journal      = {ENERGIES},
  keyword      = {experimental research,helical coil heat exchanger,organic Rankine cycle,subcritical,supercritical,heat transfer},
  language     = {eng},
  number       = {5},
  publisher    = {MDPI AG},
  title        = {Experimental assessment of a helical coil heat exchanger operating at subcritical and supercritical conditions in a small-scale solar organic rankine cycle},
  url          = {http://dx.doi.org/10.3390/en10050619},
  volume       = {10},
  year         = {2017},
}

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