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Robust controller for an autonomous small refrigeration unit

Kattakayam, TA and Srinivasan, K (1999) Robust controller for an autonomous small refrigeration unit. In: IEE Proceedings - Science, Measurement and Technology, 146 (3). pp. 159-163.

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The authors describe the constructional features of a controller for operating an autonomous refrigeration unit powered by a field of photovoltaic panels and backed up by a generator set. The controller enables three voltage levels of operation of an inverter to meet the start, run and off cycle conditions of the refrigerator compressor. The algorithm considers several input and output parameters and status signals from each subsystem of the unit to deduce a control strategy. Such units find application for storage of vaccines and life-saving medicines requiring uninterrupted refrigeration, in medical shops, rural health centres, veterinary laboratories etc.

Item Type: Journal Article
Publication: IEE Proceedings - Science, Measurement and Technology
Publisher: The Institution of Electrical Engineers
Additional Information: Copyright 1999 IEEE. Personal use of this material is permitted.However, permission to reprint/republish this material for advertising or promotional purposes or for creating new collective works for resale or redistribution to servers or lists, or to reuse any copyrighted component of this work in other works must be obtained from the IEEE.
Department/Centre: Division of Mechanical Sciences > Mechanical Engineering
Date Deposited: 29 Jun 2011 05:56
Last Modified: 29 Jun 2011 05:56
URI: http://eprints.iisc.ac.in/id/eprint/38753

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