Development of nanolubricant automotive air conditioning (AAC) test rig

A. A.M. Redhwan*, W. H. Azmi, M. Z. Sharif, Ftwi Y. Hagos

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Nanolubricant been introduced in compressor might improve the performance of automotive air conditioning system. Prior testing of the nanolubricant enhancement performance, an automotive air conditioning (AAC) system test rig base on compact car has to be developed; therefore this paper presented the development process of AAC test rig. There are 15 thermocouples, 2 pressure gauges and power analyzer were assembled on the system in order to analyse its performance. The experiment was conducted with four different charged of refrigerant. The charging was based on initial weight charged. At each quantity of refrigerant charge, performance of the AAC system was evaluated by determining three important parameters which is cooling capacity, compressor work and coefficient of performance (COP). The maximum average COP is achieved at 900 RPM is 7.07. The average and maximum COP enhancement of 7.07 % and 13.34 % were achieved by applying SiO2 nanolubricant inside the compressor.

Original languageEnglish
Article number01050
JournalMATEC Web of Conferences
Publication statusPublished - Dec 20 2016
Event2nd International Conference on Automotive Innovation and Green Vehicle, AiGEV 2016 - Cyberjaya, Selangor, Malaysia
Duration: Aug 2 2016Aug 3 2016

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Chemistry
  • General Materials Science
  • General Engineering


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