Design, Rotary compressor, Performance
This paper presents a new design of rolling piston type rotary compressor and the analysis of the performance of the novel compressor is conducted. The concept of the novel compressor is to utilize the interior space of the roller as inner working volume. The vane is connected and fixed to the outer cylinder and the inner cylinder, and the split bush is located between the roller and the vane to help revolution of the roller. Therefore, the novel compressor has two working volumes. One is outer volume trapped within the outer cylinder, the vane, and the roller and the other is inner volume trapped within the inner cylinder, the vane, and the roller. In the same frame size, the cooling capacity of the novel compressor is increased by average 34.77% over that of the traditional rolling piston type rotary compressor. This is because the mass flow rate of the refrigerant into the compressor increases due to the increase of the total working volume. However, the input power is also increased by average 23.4% over that of the traditional rolling piston type rotary compressor. It is because the indicated work increases due to inner compression work. As a result, the energy efficiency ratio (EER) of the novel compressor is increased by 9.42% over that of the traditional rolling piston type compressor.