Design and Manufacturing of LPG Refrigerator
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Abstract: Currently we are facing environmental issues which are mostly due to harmful by-product of Chemical used in the cooling sector. Traditional coolant used i.e. CFC are the main reason for ozone depletion causing high CO2 level in the atmosphere trapping heat and raising global temperature level at an alarming rate, though the use of this material is reduced drastically in industrial applications the damage it caused cannot be undone. So to make cooling eco-friendly and reduce the damage on the environment we can replace the traditional coolant with LPG which is readily available in household and can be used without much capital requirements. So it can be used in village where are people do not enough vages to afford a traditional fridge. The LPG is cheaper and possesses an environmental friendly nature with no Ozone Depletion Potential (ODP) and no Global Warming Potential (GDP). When a Liquefied Petroleum Gas (LPG) which is locally available which comprises of 24.4% propane, 56.4% butane and 17.2% isobutene, which is varied from company to company, is used as a refrigerant. It is used for cooking purposes. From the experiment, which we done in atmospheric condition, we can predict the optimum value of cooling effect with the suitable operating condition of regulating valve and capillary tube of the system. The refrigerator used in the present study is designed to work on LPG. The performance parameters investigated are the refrigeration effect in certain time. The refrigerator worked efficiently when LPG was used as a refrigerant instead of domestic refrigerant. The evaporator temperature reached 7 °C with an ambient temperature of 33 °C. And also we can re-utilize the refrigerant as a fuel for burner.
Keywords: Liquefied Petroleum Gas (LPG), CFC, Ozone Depletion Potential (ODP), Global Warming, Refrigeration, Refrigerant
Paper Id: 1147
Published On: 2021-07-25
Published In: Volume 9, Issue 4, July-August 2021
Cite This: Design and Manufacturing of LPG Refrigerator - Saurabh Bhosale, Anuj Chavhan, Aniruddha Kalwit, Apurva Hande, Ratnadip Bhorge - IJIRMPS Volume 9, Issue 4, July-August 2021.