(19)
(11)EP 3 543 625 A3

(12)EUROPEAN PATENT APPLICATION

(88)Date of publication A3:
04.12.2019 Bulletin 2019/49

(43)Date of publication A2:
25.09.2019 Bulletin 2019/39

(21)Application number: 19160100.4

(22)Date of filing:  28.02.2019
(51)Int. Cl.: 
F25B 1/04  (2006.01)
F25B 6/04  (2006.01)
F25B 25/00  (2006.01)
F25B 43/00  (2006.01)
F25B 5/04  (2006.01)
F25B 21/04  (2006.01)
F25B 40/02  (2006.01)
F25B 49/02  (2006.01)
(84)Designated Contracting States:
AL AT BE BG CH CY CZ DE DK EE ES FI FR GB GR HR HU IE IS IT LI LT LU LV MC MK MT NL NO PL PT RO RS SE SI SK SM TR
Designated Extension States:
BA ME
Designated Validation States:
KH MA MD TN

(30)Priority: 01.03.2018 US 201862637070 P
27.06.2018 US 201816020352

(71)Applicant: Laird Technologies, Inc.
Chesterfield, MO 63017 (US)

(72)Inventor:
  • Höjer, Henrik
    442 39 Kungälv (SE)

(74)Representative: AWA Sweden AB 
P.O. Box 11394
404 28 Göteborg
404 28 Göteborg (SE)

  


(54)COMPRESSOR CHILLER SYSTEMS INCLUDING THERMOELECTRIC MODULES, AND CORRESPONDING CONTROL METHODS


(57) According to various aspects, exemplary embodiments are disclosed of chiller systems including thermoelectric modules, and corresponding control methods. In an exemplary embodiment, a compressor chiller system generally includes a refrigerant loop having a refrigerant fluid, a compressor connected in the refrigerant loop to compress the refrigerant fluid, and a condenser connected in the refrigerant loop to receive the compressed refrigerant fluid from the compressor and to condense the compressed refrigerant fluid. The system also includes a heat transfer component connected in the refrigerant loop to receive the condensed refrigerant fluid from the condenser, and a coolant loop having a coolant fluid. The heat transfer component is connected in the coolant loop to transfer heat from the coolant fluid to the condensed refrigerant fluid. The system further includes a thermoelectric module connected in the coolant loop. The thermoelectric module is adapted to transfer heat into and/or out of the coolant fluid.