Ahmad Fauzi, Dody Irawan, Fuazen, Raudhatul Fadhilah



The Effect of Using Lauric Acid on Cooler Boxes and Peltier as a Media Cooler Box

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Ice pack consumption in the refrigeration industry is currently increasing. Ice packs are able to maintain temperature, but the use of ice packs is not able to maintain a stable temperature because the ice packs melt quickly, therefore the author is looking for other cooling alternatives that can maintain a stable temperature and have a relatively longer cooling time. The research carried out in this work was to carry out an experiment using a factorial design with the independent variable: lauric acid concentration with variations (100g, 150g, 200g, 250g) and (time 2 hours) with 2/3 replications. The dependent variable is the cooler box temperature. As a control, ice packs were used with a concentration of 10 ice packs. At this stage, a study was carried out on Phase Change Material (PCM) made from Lauric Acid and de ice pack as a controlThe first step before carrying out an experiment to see the performance of the PCM being made is to determine the location of the thermocouple in the coller box. In this research, Laurid Acid can be used as a coolant that is able to maintain room temperature. Based on tests carried out for 2 hours, laurid acid was able to maintain a temperature of up to -1.80C, while at room temperature the cooler box can reach a temperature of -11.00C. So laurid acid is worthy of being used as an alternative as a cooling medium besides ice packs because it is able to stabilize temperatures.


cooler box, lauric acid, ice pack, peltier


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Ahmad Fauzi, Dody Irawan, Fuazen, Raudhatul Fadhilah. (2023) The Effect of Using Lauric Acid on Cooler Boxes and Peltier as a Media Cooler Box. International Journal of Mechanical Engineering, 8, 80-89


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