Evaluation of power consumption and comfort using inverter control of air-conditioning

Kyosuke Funami, Hiroaki Nishi

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Abstract

Saving energy is indispensable in the solving of environmental problems such as global warming and resource depletion. In the household and office sectors, which are growing in terms of electric power consumption, it is desired to improve the efficiency of air conditioning because power consumption due to air conditioning is dominant particularly in summer when conditions of electricity usage are tight. However, the drawback with the excessive reduction in power consumption is the consequent reduction in indoor comfort levels and working efficiency. Therefore, it is important to reduce power consumption with comfort in mind. In our study, we carry out experiments on environmental measurement and control of an air conditioner by using the Keio university network oriented intelligent and versatile energy saving system (KNIVES). Three different control methods are used for evaluation of power consumption. The first method involves ON/OFF control of the air conditioner through its demand control terminal; this method is widely used. The second method involves infrared control in changing the temperature of the air conditioner by means of automatic infrared signals. The thirds method involves inverter control that changes the inverter power output of the air conditioner by using a special demand control unit. Power consumption and comfort are compared and evaluated for each of the three methods.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationIECON Proceedings (Industrial Electronics Conference)
Pages3236-3241
Number of pages6
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2011
Event37th Annual Conference of the IEEE Industrial Electronics Society, IECON 2011 - Melbourne, VIC, Australia
Duration: 2011 Nov 72011 Nov 10

Other

Other37th Annual Conference of the IEEE Industrial Electronics Society, IECON 2011
CountryAustralia
CityMelbourne, VIC
Period11/11/711/11/10

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Air conditioning
Electric power utilization
Air
Energy conservation
Infrared radiation
Global warming
Electricity
Experiments

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Control and Systems Engineering
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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Funami, K., & Nishi, H. (2011). Evaluation of power consumption and comfort using inverter control of air-conditioning. In IECON Proceedings (Industrial Electronics Conference) (pp. 3236-3241). [6119829] https://doi.org/10.1109/IECON.2011.6119829

Evaluation of power consumption and comfort using inverter control of air-conditioning. / Funami, Kyosuke; Nishi, Hiroaki.

IECON Proceedings (Industrial Electronics Conference). 2011. p. 3236-3241 6119829.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

Funami, K & Nishi, H 2011, Evaluation of power consumption and comfort using inverter control of air-conditioning. in IECON Proceedings (Industrial Electronics Conference)., 6119829, pp. 3236-3241, 37th Annual Conference of the IEEE Industrial Electronics Society, IECON 2011, Melbourne, VIC, Australia, 11/11/7. https://doi.org/10.1109/IECON.2011.6119829
Funami K, Nishi H. Evaluation of power consumption and comfort using inverter control of air-conditioning. In IECON Proceedings (Industrial Electronics Conference). 2011. p. 3236-3241. 6119829 https://doi.org/10.1109/IECON.2011.6119829
Funami, Kyosuke ; Nishi, Hiroaki. / Evaluation of power consumption and comfort using inverter control of air-conditioning. IECON Proceedings (Industrial Electronics Conference). 2011. pp. 3236-3241
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