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Centrifugal Water Chillers

Air Conditioning Clinics (Equipment Series)

  • Air Conditioning Clinics (Equipment Series)
  • $18
  • Item # TRG-TRC010-EN
  • Published Jun 1, 2018

Description of the components, operation, and application of a centrifugal water chiller.  

Topics include:

  • Centrifugal compressor
  • Condenser
  • Expansion device (orifice plates)
  • Economizer
  • Evaporator
  • Motor
  • Starter
  • Controls
  • Refrigeration cycle
  • Purge system
  • Compressor capacity control (surge, inlet vanes, multi-stage compressor, adjustable frequency drive or variable speed drive)
  • Maintenance considerations
  • Condensing temperature control
  • Constant or variable evaporator water flow
  • Heat recovery
  • Free cooling
  • Short water loops
  • ARI Standard 550/590

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