Professor of Mechanical Engineering and Smart Structures, School of Computing Engineering and Mathematics, Western Sydney University, Australia. His research interests cover Industry 4.0, Additive Manufacturing, Advanced Engineering Materials and Structures (Metals and Composites), Multi-scale Modelling of Materials and Structures, Metal Forming and Metal Surface Treatment.
Abstract—An alternative control structure for a parallel double effect aqueous lithium bromide absorption chiller has been designed using top-down plantwide control structure analysis. Concept of self-optimizing control and location of throughput manipulator (TPM) have been utilized to improve performance of the control system economically. As the results, while a combination of liquid flowrate out of each generator is used as a self-optimizing measurement to control a spiting ratio, coefficient of performance (COP) can be increased up to 0.5% while heat source is supplied less than nominal value. In addition, by changing the position of TPM from chilled water flowrate to heat source flowrate, crystallization condition can be prevented more effectively, resulted in less back-off required and higher plant capacity by approximately 2.39%.
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