Avoiding component failure in Industrial refrigeration systems

Friday, 10 July 2015

The article categorizes and gives examples of typical component failures in industrial refrigeration systems. It lists the root causes and describes how to avoid them. Focus is on liquid hammer, safe hot gas defrost and general refrigeration piping.
The article covers interesting topics such as:

  • Liquid hammer: Definition
  • Liquid hammer: Sudden deceleration
  • Liquid hammer: Estimation of pressure surge
  • Liquid hammer: Sudden acceleration
  • Hot gas defrost and VPLS
  • Examples of component failure
  • Piping design and layout¬†

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