Developing energy efficiency standard and its impact on refrigerator-freezers in Malaysia

Saidur, Rahman and Nasrudin, A.R. and Masjuki, Haji Hassan and Mahlia, T.M.I. and Tamjis, M.R. (2002) Developing energy efficiency standard and its impact on refrigerator-freezers in Malaysia. Journal Mekanikal UTM (14). pp. 63-77.

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Refrigerator-freezers are one of the major energy users in the residential sector of Malaysia. In line with rapid economic growth, the ownership of household refrigerator-freezers increased rapidly for the last several years. There has been a tremendous increase in the use of household refrigerator-freezers (878000 units) from 1990 to 1999 and by the year 2020, it will be about 5624000 units. So, there is a huge saving potential by introducing cost-effective energy policy like energy efficiency standards. Energy efficiency standards are cost-effective approaches that can help to improve the efficiency of these appliances. In the present study, six household refrigerator-freezers of different capacities and models have been tested in the energy conservation laboratory to investigate the energy consumption behavior of these appliances. The test has been carried out according to ISO refrigerator-freezers test specifications. Using the experimental data of ISO test conditions, a baseline standard has been developed by the statistical method. From the baseline standard, 5 and 10 standards as a function of adjusted volume have been developed. Impacts of energy efficiency standards have been calculated and presented in this paper as well.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: T Technology > TA Engineering (General). Civil engineering (General)
T Technology > TJ Mechanical engineering and machinery
Divisions: Faculty of Engineering
Depositing User: Mr Jenal S
Date Deposited: 09 Jul 2013 01:55
Last Modified: 18 Oct 2018 05:15

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