The most important indirect emission is unit energy or fuel consumption, which is calculated using a FCMT. The model working in conjunction with this LCCP simulation tool consists of three components: the box model, plant model, and controller or control model.
The box model within the FCMT is used to calculate the cooling load required by the refrigeration system to maintain the box at a given set point temperature.
The plant model within the FCMT is used to predict refrigeration or air conditioning cooling and heating capacity, and energy efficiency under given environmental conditions, such as box and ambient temperature.
The DLL file created from the MATLAB[R] based FCMT and a series of VBA macros were implemented with the Excel program for the energy calculation.
Raymond Theodora, Berend Pahlplatz, MD, FCMT (IBCMT), earned his MD from Maastricht University (the Netherlands).
VanDerSchaar, MD, PhD, FCMT (IBCMT), earned his MD and PhD from Leyden University, Netherlands.