Demonstration of an energy meter using a pump flow station

Gang Wang, Mingsheng Liu, David Claridge

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Abstract

Heating and cooling energy consumption measurements are critical for operations, controls, and fault detection and diagnosis of heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC) systems. Generally water flow has to be measured in order to determine energy consumption in either chilled water systems or hot water systems. Economical and accurate water flow measurements are essential to develop energy meters. Since pump performance relates actual pump water flow to pump head and power, theoretically water flow through a pump can be determined by other pump performance characteristics, such as pump head and motor power. This paper presents the theoretical model of pump flow stations based on pump head and motor power, and the experiments and results of a cooling energy meter using a pump flow station developed on the chilled water system at a facility.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publication2008 Proceedings of the 2nd International Conference on Energy Sustainability, ES 2008
Pages387-392
Number of pages6
StatePublished - Oct 19 2009
Externally publishedYes
Event2008 2nd International Conference on Energy Sustainability, ES 2008 - Jacksonville, FL, United States
Duration: Aug 10 2008Aug 14 2008

Publication series

Name2008 Proceedings of the 2nd International Conference on Energy Sustainability, ES 2008
Volume1

Other

Other2008 2nd International Conference on Energy Sustainability, ES 2008
CountryUnited States
CityJacksonville, FL
Period8/10/088/14/08

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ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Energy Engineering and Power Technology
  • Renewable Energy, Sustainability and the Environment
  • Mechanical Engineering

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Wang, G., Liu, M., & Claridge, D. (2009). Demonstration of an energy meter using a pump flow station. In 2008 Proceedings of the 2nd International Conference on Energy Sustainability, ES 2008 (pp. 387-392). (2008 Proceedings of the 2nd International Conference on Energy Sustainability, ES 2008; Vol. 1).