Honeywell Compressors Call for Innovation

ULTRA HIGH EFFICIENCY COMPRESSORS FOR AC APPLICATIONS

Background

High efficiency scroll compressors for air-conditioning applications show efficiencies of about 71% at typical operating conditions. Any improvement in compressor overall efficiency would translate into significant reduction in indirect emissions. A novel compression process, such as a new way to compress fluid, could result in higher efficiency than the existing compressor technology.

The Challenge

Identify a new compression technology or improvements in current compression technology to reach significantly higher efficiencies. The compressor cooling capacity should be in the range of 2-5 Tons and the compressor footprint should be equivalent to current compressors. The compressor efficiency level required is at least 80% at typical operating conditions.

This JUMP Call for Innovation requires only a written proposal. Review and consideration of ideas does not require submitters to provide ideas with documented Intellectual Property (IP). If you are concerned about protecting the potential of your IP, choose the “Invisible to other Innovators” option when submitting your idea. Choosing this submission option will enable the judges to review your ideas but will not show it openly on the JUMP website.  Choosing the “Invisible to other Innovators” will not permit the JUMP community to comment, discuss, or vote on your idea.

The Award

The winning idea submitter will be invited to discuss future collaboration with Honeywell and ORNL technical experts. Depending on the needs identified:

  • ORNL may provide in-kind technical support of $10,000 - $20,000 to enable ORNL staff to providing prototype development, testing, 3rd party validation, or other defined needs.
  • Successful JUMP winners may also elect to submit a "Request for Assistance (RFA)" for Round 3 or subsequent Rounds of the DOE Lab Impact Small Business Vouchers (SBV) Pilot Small Business Voucher. Successful SBV requests may be provided up to $300k in the form of in-kind technical support for prototype development, testing, and other problem statements facing small businesses in the clean energy innovation space.

Presentation Details

Idea Submission Deadline

Idea Submission Period Ends: Friday, June 17, 2016 at 11:59 PM EST

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Advanced Oscillating Linear HVAC Compressor

HONEYWELL COMPRESSORS CALL FOR INNOVATION ACTIVE HONEYWELL COMPRESSORS CALL FOR INNOVATION ACTIVE Our Claim: We decided early on to design an advanced compressor to replace the conventional units employed in current 1 to 5 ton HVAC systems. Our objective was to develop a compressor that would overcome all the major issues that have plagued the rotating compressor that has served industry for the better part of a century. ...more »

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Coolsaver (tm)

Most ac system utilize a liquid to air heat exchanger to remove heat from the compressed refrigerant. Using Coolsaver (tm) a mistake of water is applied to the cooling coils allowing the phase change of the water to evaporate and dramatically reduce the coil temp allowing the compressor to operate at lower pressure/lower Energy levels. Essentially a miniature cooling tower. I have already done third party validation ...more »

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IceCOLD(r) refrigerant catalyst

Compressors lose efficiency over time because compressor oil mixes with refrigerant and becomes fouled in the evaporator coils. IceCOLD(r) eliminates this oil fouling by breaking up the surface tension of the oil at the evaporator coils, increases the lubricity of the compressor oil to eliminate future fouling, and returns the oil to the compressor sump where it belongs. A properly lubricated compressor runs cooler, ...more »

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Advanced Type Ejector (Thermal Compressor)

In the Ejector Refrigeration Cycle the conventional (mechanical) compressor is replaced with a pump and an ejector (injector, thermal compressor with no moving parts). For the same refrigeration effect, the work of a pump is significantly lower (more than 25 times in a case of the advanced ejector) than the work of a mechanical compressor. This results in reducing electric power input to the entire refrigeration system ...more »

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Low Cost, High Efficiency AC-DC Hybrid Motor for A/C Compressor

My idea is not of improving efficiency of compression technology but of significantly improving of compressor system efficiency by improving efficiency of the drive motor in compressor system. If any air-conditioning compressor replaces its currently using AC motors with our low cost and very high efficiency AC-DC Hybrid Brushless DC Motor-Controller system, it will improve 15.5 or 26.4% of system efficiency and 16.5 ...more »

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rotary valve controlled dual double acting piston compressor

Funding is necessary to research the efficiency of a rotary valve controlled dual double acting piston compressor. Possible gains due to simultaneous filling of opposing side of piston, consistant resistance on the motor, and reduced resistance in the valving. Rotary valve design has passed first proof of concept stage, and functions well operating two double acting pistons on compressed air. Currently working on testing ...more »

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