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Absorption Water Chiller

Air Conditioning Clinics (Equipment Series)

  • Air Conditioning Clinics (Equipment Series)
  • $18
  • Item # TRG-TRC011-EN
  • Published Jun 1, 2018

Discussion of the fundamentals of the refrigeration cycle as it pertains to an absorption water chiller.  

Topics include:

  • Absorption refrigeration cycle (generator or concentrator, condenser, evaporator, absorber, heat exchanger)
  • System fluids (water, lithium bromide)
  • Equilibrium chart
  • Single-effect versus double-effect chillers
  • Indirect-fired versus direct-fired chillers
  • Chiller/heaters
  • Capacity control methods (energy valve, AFD)
  • Causes of crystallization and methods of prevention
  • Purge operation
  • General maintenance considerations (corrosion inhibitors)
  • Cooling-water temperature limitations
  • Combination gas-and-electric plants
  • Special considerations for direct-fired chillers
  • ASHRAE Standard 15
  • ARI Standard 560

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June 01, 2018