Effendy Arif
Department of Mechanical Engineering, Faculty of Engineering, Hasanuddin University, Jalan Perintis Kemerdekaan KM 10, Tamalanrea, Makassar 90245

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Jurnal MEKANIKAL Vol 1, No 1 (2010)
Publisher : Jurnal MEKANIKAL

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The aims of this research are to obtain (1) the effect of the capillary tube temperature on the refrigerant condition and the refrigerating capacity in the refrigeration system and (2) the optimum temperature condition for obtain better system performance.This research was done in the Refrigeration System Laboratory at Tadulako University in Palu. The method applied in this research is an experimental method, with various temperature at capillary tube. Various temperature is obtained by placing capillary tube in freezer from other refrigeration system (refrigerator), through arrangement of thermostat.The result of this research indicates that decreasing cooling temperature of capillary tube causes refrigerating capacity and Coefficient of Performance of refrigeration system increases. Optimum performance of this examination during 30 minutes, obtained on the lowest thermostat temperature position that is –20°C ( position 7) with Coefficient of Performance (COP) of 2.71  
Experimental Study of an SWH System with V-Shaped Plate Jalaluddin, Jalaluddin; Arif, Effendy; Tarakka, Rustan
Journal of Engineering and Technological Sciences Vol 48, No 2 (2016)
Publisher : ITB Journal Publisher, LPPM ITB

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Solar energy is known as an environmentally friendly energy source with a wide range of applications. This energy can be utilized in various applications such as domestic and industrial water heating using solar water heating (SWH) systems. The thermal performance of an SWH system using a V-shaped absorber plate is presented in this study. Two SWH systems with different absorber plates, i.e. a flat-plate and a V-shaped plate, have been investigated experimentally. First, the absorptivity of the absorber plates was calculated analytically. The optimum V-shaped configuration with angle at β = 21° (V-shaped dimensions t = 4 cm and l = 4 cm) was determined from various V-shaped plate absorbers based on their absorptivity and applied in the experimental study. Two SWH systems were installed and tested at a low flowrate of 0.5 L/min and at a high flowrate of 2 L/min. The results showed that the SWH system with V-shaped plate absorber had a 3.6-4.4% better performance compared with that of the system with flat-plate absorber.