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A review of linear compressors for refrigeration

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posted on 2023-06-09, 07:41 authored by Kun LiangKun Liang
Linear compressor has no crank mechanism compared with conventional reciprocating compressor. This allows higher efficiency, oil-free operation, lower cost and smaller size when linear compressors are used for vapour compression refrigeration (VCR) system. Typically, a linear compressor consists of a linear motor (connected to a piston) and suspension springs, operated at resonant frequency. This paper presents a review of linear compressors for refrigeration system. Different designs and modelling of linear compressors for both domestic refrigeration and electronics cooling (miniature VCR system) are discussed. Key characteristics of linear compressor are also described, including motor type, compressor loss, piston sensing and control, piston drift and resonance. The challenges associated with the linear compressors are also discussed to provide a comprehensive review of the technology for research and development in future.

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Publication status

  • Published

File Version

  • Accepted version

Journal

International Journal of Refrigeration

ISSN

0140-7007

Publisher

Elsevier

Volume

84

Page range

253-273

Department affiliated with

  • Engineering and Design Publications

Research groups affiliated with

  • Dynamics, Control and Vehicle Research Group Publications

Full text available

  • Yes

Peer reviewed?

  • Yes

Legacy Posted Date

2017-08-24

First Open Access (FOA) Date

2018-08-31

First Compliant Deposit (FCD) Date

2017-08-24

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