Question

R-134a enters the compressor of a refrigerator as superheated
vapour at 0.14 MPa, -10 °C at a rate of 0.12 kg/s, and it leaves at
0.7 MPa and 50 °C.

The refrigerant is cooled in the condenser to 24 °C and 0.65 MPa,
and it is throttled to 0.15 MPa.

Disregard any heat transfer and pressure drops in the connecting
lines between the components.

Show the cycle on a T-s diagram with respect to saturation
lines, and determine

(a) the rate of heat removal from the refrigerated space and the
power input to the compressor,

(b) the isentropic efficiency of the compressor

(c) the COP of the refrigerator

A company claims they can raise the COP of the refrigerator to
4.8 by reducing heat transfer and pressure drops in the compressor
only.

(d) Show if it is possible by calculation

Answer #1

Regarding a Vapor-Compression cycle: A refrigerant (HCFC-22)
enters the compressor of a refrigerator as a superheated vapor at
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.8 MPa and 50 degrees Celsius. The refrigerant is cooled in the
condenser to 26 degrees Celsius and .72MPa and is then throttled
down to .15 MPa. Determine the rate of heat removal from the
refrigerated space and the power input to the compressor and the
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