STIRLING TOTAL ENERGY SYSTEMS STUDY. FINAL REPORT, MAY 15, 1976--JUNE 13, 1977
The application of Stirling cycle prime movers to total energy power generation systems was investigated. Electrical, heating, and cooling demand profiles for a typical residential complex, hospital, and office building were studied, and alternative Stirling total energy systems were conceptualized for each site. These were analyzed in detail and contrasted with purchased-power systems for these sites to determine fuel-energy savings and investment attractiveness. The residential complex and hospital would be excellent candidates for total energy systems, and prime movers in the 1000 kW output range would be required. Stirling engines with so large an output have not been built to date, although there would be no fundamental technical barrier to prevent this. However, careful consideration must be given to the following technological decision areas before arriving at a final design, if its potential is to be realized: engine configuration, hotside heat exchange interface, engine control system, internal gas seals, and advanced coal combustion technology. The principal advantage of a Stirling prime mover in this application, in view of national concern over present and future dependence on oil, is that it could utilize low-grade liquid fuels and coal.
Philips LaboratoriesBriarcliff Manor, NY United States
Department of Energy1000 Independence Avenue, SW
Washington, DC United States 20585
- Lehrfeld, D
- Publication Date: 1977-8
- Pagination: 190 p.
- TRT Terms: Air conditioning systems; Apartment buildings; Commercial buildings; Cooling; Demand; Design; Dwellings; Economics; Electric power generation; Electric power supply; Energy; Energy conservation; Energy resources; Engines; Feasibility analysis; Fuel consumption; Fuels; Heat exchangers; Heating; Hospitals; Operations; Performance; Stirling engines; Technological forecasting
- Old TRIS Terms: Co-generation; Electric power demand; Fuel sources; Prime movers; Space heating; Stirling cycle; Total energy systems
- Subject Areas: Administration and Management; Design; Economics; Energy; Environment; Highways; Safety and Human Factors; Terminals and Facilities; Vehicles and Equipment;
- Accession Number: 00181074
- Record Type: Publication
- Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
- Files: TRIS
- Created Date: Sep 14 1978 12:00AM