Compressor Module for Heat Recovery Heat Pump
in the Engineering and Science Research Building
Last year a team completed the designed a new building ventilation air heat recovery system using an advanced vapor compression refrigeration cycle in a heat pump configuration for the addition to Barrows Hall known as the Engineering Science Research Building. This year’s project will build on that foundation and develop design tools which will allow the heat pump, module design and cols to be adapted for use in a number of buildings on campus. This design is adaptable to any building with a large quantity of air discharge as a result of laboratory ventilation requirements.
The 2008 design team showed that the heat recovery system would save approximately $15,000 and 28,000 gallons of #6 oil burned at the steam plant per heating season. Additional savings would be realized during summer for cooling air conditioning but these were not quantified in last year’s project as they will be lower. The project from last year was selected for funding under the University Green Loan Fund. This will allow those savings to propagate throughout the relevant buildings on campus.
1. Complete review of design of ESB installation of heat recovery system and review Green Loan fund plans for implementation
2. Develop guidelines for applicability of system for other buildings on campus, including quantity of makeup air and total building size
3. Develop standard cost benefit spreadsheets for review of additional building installations
4. Create a one stop shop for the design of system including piping, coils and compressor design, as well as design software, users guides and recommendations on complexity of the system for application in laboratory building air systems.
5. Visually appealing and technically sophisticated web site with building performance monitoring provided on-line for ESB installation (including a cost savings calculator).
6. Complete design for a second heat recovery system for an appropriate building on campus.
Hard Milestones :
# Project Team Selection Complete: September 4, 2009
# First Revised Milestones Submitted: September 11, 2009
# Design Notebook Initial sign-off: September 16, 2009
# Completed interaction with facilities on ESB installation -- package delivered and work can begin on system September 23, 2009.
# test plan complete for the monitoring of the ESB building along with on-line tools for display of data September 30, 2009
# First web page goes live with introductory page and menu on left. Page must include resumes, individual photos and milestones: October 14, 2009, 2 pm.
# First version of the design process flow chart and tools posted on web site for use in design of building heat recovery systems. October 21, 2009
# Software and other design tools compiled and reviewed for use in design of new systems. October 28, 2009
# Milestone review: November 4th , 2009
# Demonstration building selected for design of a second installation: November 20, 2009
# CAD drawings complete for second installation footprint and system design begins using tools as specified on design web page. February 5, 2009
# Draft Midterm Report: December 9th , 2009
# Midterm Report due as a PDF posted as a completed web page: December 18th, 11:30 am
# Design complete for second building installation on campus, April 17, 2009
# Lab Cleanup & Infrastructure Project Completed: Maine Day, April 29, 2009
# Open House -- Review of Projects, April 30, 2009, Afternoon
# Final Web Page submitted, for review during final exam period: Monday May 6th, 2009 Noon,
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