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Mathematical Problems in Engineering
Volume 2015, Article ID 306401, 10 pages
http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2015/306401
Research Article

The Optimization of Chiller Loading by Adaptive Neuro-Fuzzy Inference System and Genetic Algorithms

Department of Energy and Refrigerating Air-Conditioning Engineering, National Taipei University of Technology, No.1, Section 3, Zhongxiao E. Road, Taipei 10608, Taiwan

Received 8 May 2015; Accepted 21 June 2015

Academic Editor: Zhike Peng

Copyright © 2015 Jyun-Ting Lu et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

Abstract

A central air-conditioning (AC) system includes the chiller, chiller water pump, cooling water pump, cooling tower, and chilled water secondary pumps. Among these devices, the chiller consumes most power of the central AC system. In this paper, the adaptive neuro-fuzzy inference system (ANFIS) and genetic algorithm (GA) were utilized for optimizing the chiller loading. The ANFIS could construct a power consumption model of the chiller, reduce modeling period, and maintain the accuracy. GA could optimize the chiller loading for better energy efficiency. The simulating results indicated that ANFIS combined with GA could optimize the chiller loading. The power consumption was reduced by 6.32–18.96% when partial load ratio was located at the range of 0.6~0.95. The chiller power consumption model established by ANFIS could also increase the convergence speed. Therefore, the ANFIS with GA could optimize the chiller loading for reducing power consumption.