A Simulation Study on the Energy Efficiency of Gas-Burned Boilers in Heating Systems
International Journal of Energy and Power Engineering
Volume 4, Issue 6, December 2015, Pages: 327-332
Received: Dec. 4, 2015; Published: Dec. 5, 2015
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Zaiyi Liao, Dept of Architectural Science, Ryerson University, Toronto, Canada
Wei Xuan, Dept of Architecture, Hefei University of Technology, Hefei, China
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The energy efficiency of gas-burned boilers in space heating systems is sensitive to how the boiler is controlled. This study is aimed to investigate how the overall energy performance of a heating system can be optimized using best boiler control scheme. This is to be achieved through experimental studies and simulation studies. This paper presents the latter. A simplified boiler is proposed and integrated in a heating system modeling platform for the simulation study. The results show that the boiler in a heating system should be controlled according to the heating load in order to achieve the highest long-term energy efficiency while maintaining desired comfort.
Energy Efficiency, Boiler, Simulation Study, Heating Systems
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Zaiyi Liao, Wei Xuan, A Simulation Study on the Energy Efficiency of Gas-Burned Boilers in Heating Systems, International Journal of Energy and Power Engineering. Vol. 4, No. 6, 2015, pp. 327-332. doi: 10.11648/j.ijepe.20150406.11
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