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Title: Logistic regression-based optimal control for air-cooled chiller
Other Titles: Commande optimale basée sur la régression logistique pour un refroidisseur à condensation par air
Authors: Yu, FW
Ho, WT
Chan, KT 
Sit, RKY
Keywords: Air-cooled chiller
Genetic algorithm
Logistic regression
Random forest
Variable speed control
Issue Date: 2018
Publisher: Elsevier
Source: International journal of refrigeration, 2018, v. 85, p. 200-212 How to cite?
Journal: International journal of refrigeration 
Abstract: Air-cooled chillers normally operate under head pressure control without minimizing the electric power at part load operation. This study considers logistic regression to implement optimal control for an air-cooled chiller. Random forest models were developed for the chiller operating under two modes: the normal mode – switching on and off condenser fans at constant speed based on a fixed condensing temperature set point; the VSD mode – controlling all condenser fans at variable speed based on an adjustable set point instead. Genetic algorithm was then applied to simulate the maximum coefficient of performance (COP) with optimal operating variables. The COP at a low chiller load could increase by up to 110% and 67% in the normal and VSD modes, respectively. Logistic regression ascertained that the optimal control depended highly on the condensing temperature and the condenser airflow rate. The regression models served to adjust the condensing temperature set point to achieve maximum COP.
ISSN: 0140-7007
EISSN: 1879-2081
DOI: 10.1016/j.ijrefrig.2017.09.026
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