Performance Evaluation of Rotary Vane Compressor Using Oil Separator in Car AC System
R. Gunasekar
R. Gunasekar,  Mechanical Eng, PES Modern College of Engineering, Pune University, Pune. Maharastra, India.
Manuscript received on March 22, 2014. | Revised Manuscript received on April 19, 2014. | Manuscript published on April 30, 2014. | PP: 332-334  | Volume-3, Issue-4, April 2014. | Retrieval Number:  D2958043414/2013©BEIESP

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Abstract: One of the primary functions of an automobile climate control system is to provide the desired cooling and stabilize cabin temperatures to comfortable levels in hot climatic conditions. With the increasing demand for more energy efficient systems and thermal comfort in automobiles, the automobile AC system needs to be optimized to deliver the required cooling performance with minimum AC power consumption. Proper selection and integration of AC compressor with other system aggregates results in improved energy efficiency of the system. There are varies ideas to improve compressor efficiency .But considering manufacturing feasibility ,design and validation lead time and cost as many of the ideas dropped down. Oil separator is one of the way to improve cooling efficiency of compressor in which low investment and lead time involved. The function of oil separator is that separate the oil and refrigerant from the AC system.AC System contains compressor ,condenser, evaporator and txv as main parts. During AC system on condition, refrigerant flow on in the compressor ,condenser and evaporator txv too. Compressor contains OIL which is used for lubrication purpose for compressor internal parts. So that compressor moving parts will not damage as wear and tear. During compressor on condition oil also mix with refrigerant which can circulate the system. This paper response to implication of oil separator in Rotary vane compressor.
Keywords: Compressor, Oil separator.