Analysis of Engine Powered Refrigeration with Heat Recovery in Industrial Refrigeration Plants
Author: Ronald F. Amberger, P.E.,
John A. DeFrees, P.E. and Ernest Wichert
This project was initiated to investigate applications of gas energy refrigeration technologies at Honeywell Farms, a major dairy located in Jamaica, New York. The primary goal of the project was to determine if certain gas energy technologies could be utilized for economic advantage under current production loads and increases of up to 100 percent. An approach based extensively on computer modeling techniques was adopted in pursuit of this goal. Overall, sixteen combinations of new and existing equipment were examined. The performance of the existing facilities was modeled in order to establish a baseline for comparative purposes and as verification of the modeling technique.