Moderate-to-high level of technical understanding of vapor-compression heat pumps to use effectively.
Public and private research/consulting organizations, research and development engineers of air-conditioning and heat pump equipment companies, university engineering faculty and graduate students.
Compressor performance map, heat exchanger and (optionally) flow control design information. Defaults are provided to run sample case for design capacity cooling or heating condition. HTML-forms-based input that can be locally saved for later reuse.
Summary cycle diagrams of operating conditions, component sizing and performance, and charge requirements; online x-y, contour, and 3-D surface plots and spreadsheet importable data sets of parametric results; user-selectable levels of text output.
Predicts EER, capacity, air- and refrigerant-side conditions for cooling or heating operation with first-principles heat exchanger modeling; handles a variety of refrigerants; will size flow control devices given heat exchanger (HX) design exit conditions; useful in studying the general performance trends when varying HX design parameters (with or without a fixed design capacity) and operating conditions (with or without a fixed refrigerant charge and flow control); moderate accuracy with fast execution; user-tuneable; two-variable parametrics capability.