HVAC: Learn Load Calculations for cold room and cold storage
What you'll learn
- Cooling load calculations for cold rooms
- Cooling load calculations for fish freezing plant
- Overview of cold storage
- Relevance of cold storage in food preservation
- Basic exposure to HVAC systems
Cold storage is a system that allows the product to be kept frozen or cold or at low temperatures. The purpose of the cold storage design is to maintain temperature and humidity balance appropriate to the quality of product. In this way, products with deterioration risk can be preserved for a long time.
This course on cold storages focusses on design of cold storages especially the cooling load calculations for cold rooms
Product loads account for typically 55-75% of the cooling load. This accounts for the heat that is introduced into the cold room when new products enter. Its also the energy required to cool, freeze and further cool after freezing. If you’re just cooling the products then you only need to consider the sensible heat load. If you’re freezing the product then you need to account for the latent heat also as a phase change occurs. During this time energy is used but you will not see a temperature change while the product changes between a state of liquid and ice. There is additional energy required to further chill this food down below the freezing point which is again sensible heat. You also need to account for the packaging as this will inherently be cooled also. Lastly if you’re cooling fruit and vegetables then these products are alive and they will generate some heat so you’ll need to account for the removal of this too.
All these concepts are explained long with the formulas and tips in the below mentioned lecture series
Lecture 1:Introduction to Cold Storages
Lecture 2:Overview of Cooling Load Calculations for Cold rooms
Lecture 3:Cooling load calculations for cold storage some useful tips
Lecture 4:Load Calculations of cold storage at 2 deg Celsius : Case study
Lecture 5:Load Calculations case study :Fish freezing plant
Who this course is for:
- Students,professionals,free lancers ,employees in HVAC industry or anyone interested in HVAC
Prof Dr Mahesh Shelar is a professional Energy Auditor,Consultant and a Professor in Mechanical Engineering at KKWagh Institute of Engineering,Education and Research with over 20 years of experience teaching courses like Thermodynamics,Energy Engineering,Refrigeration and Airconditioning and Energy Conservation and Management.He has organised number of professional trainings and has published 20 plus research papers in journals of repute. His passion is teaching and research interests range from Economics to Energy policy.