Efficiency of Parallel Connected Desuperheater in a Cooling Circuit
Cooling circuits can be improved by using a desuperheater. A series connected desuperheater increases the efficiency of the circuit and allows the waste heat to be used, e.g., for DHW preparation. The study investigates the behavior of a parallel connected desuperheater for DHW preparation in an experimental cooling circuit. The basic parameters of the cooling circuit (efficiency, pressure, temperature and energy consumption) were evaluated when operating 1. with only a condenser and 2. with a condenser and a desuperheater connected in parallel. The results of the study show that a parallel connected condenser and desuperheater reduces the overall efficiency of the cooling circuit.