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Refrigerant Thermodynamic Properties Data [closed]

asked 2024-02-09 08:49:58 -0500

Zakaria's avatar

updated 2024-02-13 13:45:22 -0500

Hello everyone!

I'm looking for a tool or website where I can find thermodynamic properties data for refrigerants, aside from what's provided by EnergyPlus. Particularly R-455A or other environmentally friendly options used in refrigeration applications.

I've come across two websites, Climalife and Freon, but the data they offer doesn't include specific heat data for the saturated state. However, they do provide entropy data.

Or how to generate the properties using REFPROP, specifically for the FluidProperties:Superheated Object, where I am having some difficulties (see answer below).

Can anyone suggest alternative sources or solutions?


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answered 2024-02-10 11:04:19 -0500

It's not free, but REFPROP:

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answered 2024-02-13 12:12:52 -0500

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updated 2024-04-17 07:16:29 -0500

@ericringold, thank you for your valuable insights. Could you provide guidance on generating thermodynamic properties for superheated temperatures, or share any relevant information that might assist in generating refrigeration properties for EnergyPlus?

In my exploration of REFPROP's functionality, I've compared the properties of R-134a as generated by REFPROP with those available in the EnergyPlus dataset. Saturated properties align closely, as illustrated in the accompanying figure below.

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However, anomalies appear in the superheat data. I selected two pressure values and compared the fluid property data generated by REFPROP with that of EnergyPlus for these pressure values. The figure below illustrates enthalpy and density in the superheat range. Notably, for P= 10200 Pa, all five initial values are zero in the EnergyPlus data set, whereas REFPROP generates non-zero data. However, from the sixth value onwards (7 onwards), the data generated is closely aligned with that of EnergyPlus.

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Updated Answer:

I have used DaikkinRef v.11.3 tool developed by DAIKIN Chemical Europe GmbH to get R-455A thermodynamic properties.

For the non-null values in the REFPROP data, the tool determines properties that could fall within or outside the superheated region. I've learned that EnergyPlus solely focuses on the superheated region; thus, it assigns properties outside this region as zero.

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Sorry, I don't have any insights here. You might find some help here:

ericringold's avatar ericringold  ( 2024-02-13 14:28:15 -0500 )edit

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