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Beredning av köldbärare för komfortändamål i kontorsverksamhet: En studie i produktionsslag
Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Science and Technology, Technology, Department of Engineering Sciences, Applied Mechanics, Byggteknik.
Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Science and Technology, Technology, Department of Engineering Sciences, Applied Mechanics, Byggteknik.
2014 (Swedish)Independent thesis Basic level (professional degree), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesisAlternative title
Preparation of secondary refrigerants for comfort purposes in office premises (English)
Abstract [en]

The real estate company Ihus is facing an expansion of its comfort cooling in Noatun,Uppsala, to provide the buildings in the block with cooling. The buildings in Noatunare mainly used for office premises, where the requirements for an accepted indoorclimate is great. However, it’s uncertain whether Ihus should continue, as currently,producing comfort cooling by themselves using a compressor chiller, or if they shouldconnect themselves to Vattenfall’s district cooling net.

The purpose of this report is to examine which technique of cooling is best suited forIhus and their buildings in Noatun. It should also work as a guideline for othercompanies facing the same problem as Ihus. In addition, the result should give an ideaof how cooling by using compressor chillers compares to district cooling in aneconomical perspective, aswell as in an environmental and performance perspective.

This report is based mainly on studies of literature covering cooling, approximationsof contractor costs with the help of the calculation tool Wikells Sektionsdata andassays of life cycle costs for different refrigeration alternatives.

The result is showing that refrigeration by using compressor chillers seems to be themost advantageous option for the buildings in Noatun. Investments of a newcompressor chiller and associated components to cover the cooling demand in theblock appears to be a better option than district cooling.The costs of district cooling varies greatly depending on its origin and geographicallocation. Because of these great variations, it’s difficult to come to a conclusion onwhat type of comfort cooling is the least expensive in all situations. Every uniquesituation requires an investigation.In order to determine the impact on the environment for each type of comfortcooling a more thoroughly analysis is required. However, district cooling is likely tobe a better option regarding the environmental impact due to a centralizedpreparation of the refrigerants. A centralized preparation allows easier environmentalefficiency work since it’s easier to oversee emissions in one large facility than in manysmaller ones.

The performance of different types of comfort cooling has shown to be too difficultto compare in this report. The reason for this is mainly because of limited access ofinformation regarding performance, but also because district cooling and cooling byusing compressor chillers differs greatly technically. Therefore, it’s difficult to conducta fair comparison of their performance.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2014. , 68 p.
Keyword [sv]
Examensarbete, Komfortkyla, Köldbärare, Egenproducerad kyla, Vätskekylaggregat, Fjärrkyla, LCC
National Category
Civil Engineering
URN: urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-230876ISRN: UTH-INGUTB-EX-B-2014/36-SEOAI: oai:DiVA.org:uu-230876DiVA: diva2:742265
External cooperation
Bjerking AB
Educational program
Bachelor Programme in Construction Engineering
Available from: 2014-09-01 Created: 2014-09-01 Last updated: 2014-09-01Bibliographically approved

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