Patent Number: 8,713,952

Title: Optimizer for two staged refrigeration systems

Abstract: An optimizer for modulating the speed of an indoor fan and first and second stage compressors of a two staged refrigeration system with a plurality of relays and an already existing power source. The optimizer is comprised of a speed modulation device, a supply air temperature sensor, and a controller. The speed modulation device is located in proximity to the existing power source and configured to collect current and power related information from the refrigeration system and power source to send to the controller. The supply air temperature sensor is linked to the indoor fan of the two staged refrigeration system and operable to obtain supply air temperature values. The controller is linked in communication with the speed modulation device and supply air temperature sensor and is operable to generate a system mode based on the power, current, and supply air temperature information. Speed commands are then sent to the speed modulation device to modulate the speed.

Inventors: Liu; Mingsheng (Omaha, NE)


International Classification: F25B 1/00 (20060101); G01M 1/38 (20060101); G01R 19/00 (20060101)

Expiration Date: 5/06/12018