Honors Theses

Date of Award

Spring 5-7-2022

Document Type

Undergraduate Thesis

Department

Engineering

First Advisor

Adam Smith

Second Advisor

Michael Gill

Third Advisor

Joanna Harrelson

Relational Format

Dissertation/Thesis

Abstract

The purpose of this project was to design a cool warehouse refrigeration system for Acme Frozen Foods, Inc located in Newark, New Jersey. The refrigeration system was used to cool eighteen 300,000 ft3 refrigerated units (200 ft x 100 ft x 15 ft), each requiring 200 cooling tons of refrigeration at a level of 0 F. The scope of this project included determining the appropriate refrigeration cycle, selecting the most desirable refrigerant, and temperature ranges to optimize the performance of the system. This project also considered the economic cost of the power needed to run the refrigerated units and the pricing of the compressor, evaporator, and condenser and required a preliminary cost estimate. These objectives were met by using thermodynamic analysis, informed consideration of various safety and environmental concerns for numerous refrigerant types, and economical factors. All of these factors contributed to a safe, cost considerate, and optimal refrigeration system.

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