Energy Test Results of a Conventional Clothes Dryer and a Condenser Clothes Dryer.
Energy Test Results of a Conventional Clothes Dryer and
a Condenser Clothes Dryer.
Kao, J. Y.
International Appliance Technical Conference, 49th.
Proceedings. May 4-6, 1998, Columbus, OH, 11-21 pp,
clothes dryers; energy factor; energy performance;
energy standard; room humidity effect
A conventional clothes dryer and a condenser clothes
dryer were tested for their energy performance following
the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) test procedure. The
energy required to dry one kilogram (or pound) of
moisture and the resulting energy factors were
presented. The effect of test room humidity on the
energy consumption of the conventional clothes dryer was
found to be 0.79% per 10% relative humidity change.
Test results indicated that the condenser dryer did not
satisfy the requirement of the current DOE energy factor
standard. However, when a higher test load than the DOE
prescribed test load was used, the dryer exceeded the
required standard. Additional tests conducted on the
conventional dryer with variable test loads also
confirmed the sensitivity of the test load on the energy
factor. The study suggests that relating variable test
loads directly to the dryer drum volume might alleviate