A Curve-Based Mixed System Rating Method for Unitary Air Conditioners
William V. Payne, Piotr A. Domanski
The curve-based method was evaluated based on performance predictions for nine mixed systems, which were also tested by an independent testing laboratory. Capacity predictions were within 5% of the tested values for six of nine mixed systems, and four of nine SEER predictions were within 5% of the tested SEERs. Predictions for SEER showed an underprediction bias due to the wide variation of possible values for the cyclic degradation coefficient (CD) and the necessity of assuming a conservative value of CD in mixed system rating calculations. The report includes detailed test data for tested evaporators and an uncertainty analysis of the rating methodology.
and Domanski, P.
A Curve-Based Mixed System Rating Method for Unitary Air Conditioners, Journal of Research (NIST JRES), National Institute of Standards and Technology, Gaithersburg, MD, [online], https://tsapps.nist.gov/publication/get_pdf.cfm?pub_id=860973
(Accessed March 2, 2024)