Modeling and Economic Analysis of Natural Gas Operated Air Conditioning System
Keywords:Electricity load shedding, natural gas air conditioning, Operating cost, Coefficient of Performance.
Pakistan is a developing country, which is facing severe electric power crisis due to its underdeveloped infrastructure system, political issues, and electric power theft, among others. This situation is further exacerbated by increased electric power consumption due to economic growth. To manage increased consumption of electricity, load shedding of 6-12 hours per day is imposed on the people of Pakistan in summer. In this study, we modify split air conditioner to be operated on natural gas instead of electricity. Coefficient of performance and cost analysis is conducted to compare the performance and operating costs of the modified air conditioner with air conditioner operated on electricity. The case study results reveal that operating cost of the modified air conditioner is lower than the electricity operated air conditioning system. The objective of this study is to manage the load shedding and the need of air conditioning in summer by providing an alternative source of energy to operate air conditioners on cheap operating cost.
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