E3S Web Conf.
Volume 111, 2019CLIMA 2019 Congress
|Number of page(s)||6|
|Section||Advanced HVAC&R&S Technology|
|Published online||13 August 2019|
Performance evaluation of different micro-CHP configurations in real life conditions and the influence of part load behaviour
1 University of Antwerp, Faculty of Applied Engineering, Energy and Material in Infrastructure and Buildings, Campus Groenenborger, Groenenborgerlaan 171, 2020, Antwerp, building Z.
2 Thomas More Kempen, Kenniscentrum Energie, Kleinhoefstraat 4, 2440, Geel.
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Micro-cogeneration (micro-CHP) is an emerging technology to reduce the non-renewable energy demand in buildings and reduce peak loads in the grid. Within building applications internal combustion engines, Stirling engines and CHPs based on fuel cell technology are mostly used. The heat and electricity demand here is often characterized by a strong fluctuation over time. The design and control of micro-CHP in buildings is therefore often more challenging in order to achieve its nominal efficiency. In a recently ended research project, different micro-CHP-technologies were evaluated based on on-site measurement campaigns. In practice, micro-CHP is hardly ever used as single technology to deliver the necessary heat. A poor hydronic design can strongly reduce the number of operating hours of the CHP and even its performance, which is influenced by e.g. return temperature. In this paper the performance and behaviour of different technologies are discussed with a strong focus on the part load and start-stop behaviour. The necessary insights are provided with respect to system integration and control and are illustrated with a discussion on the executed measurement campaign in the region of Flanders.
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