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Volume 19, 2017International Conference Energy, Environment and Material Systems (EEMS 2017)
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|Published online||23 October 2017|
Analysis of the efficiency of a hybrid foil tunnel heating system
1 University of Agriculture in Krakow, Faculty of Production Engineering and Energetics, Institute of Agricultural Engineering and Informatics, Balicka st. 116B, Cracow, Poland
2 University of Agriculture in Krakow, Faculty of Production Engineering and Energetics, Departament of Mechanical Engineering and Agrophysics, Balicka st. 120, Cracow, Poland
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The paper analyzes the efficiency of the hybrid system used to heat the foil tunnel. The tested system was built on the basis of heat gain in a cascade manner. The first step is to heat the water in the storage tank using the solar collectors. The second stage is the use of a heat pump (HP) in order to heat the diaphragm exchangers. The lower HP heat source is a cascade first stage buffer. In the storage tank, diaphragm exchangers used for solar collectors and heat pumps are installed. The research was carried out at a research station located in the University of Agriculture in Cracow. The aim was to perform an analysis of the efficiency of a hybrid system for the heating of a foil tunnel in the months from May to September. The efficiency of the entire hybrid system was calculated as the relation of the effect obtained in reference to the electrical power used to drive the heat pump components (compressor drive, circulation pump), circulation pumps and fans installed in the diaphragm heaters. The resulting effect was the amount of heat supplied to the interior of the object as a result of the internal air being forced through the diaphragm exchangers.
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