Development of a novel multi-capillary, multi-temperature commercial refrigerator cabinet with common low-pressure receiver
Evans, JA, Hammond, E and Gigiel, A (2007). Development of a novel multi-capillary, multi-temperature commercial refrigerator cabinet with common low-pressure receiver. International Journal of Refrigeration. 31 (3), pp. 464-471.
|Authors||Evans, JA, Hammond, E and Gigiel, A|
A multi-temperature 4 drawer catering cabinet was designed to operate using a low-pressure receiver with capillary expansion to the separate evaporator in each drawer. Low-pressure receivers have been shown to be an effective way of allowing evaporators to operate in a fully flooded mode thus enabling more efficient use of the evaporator surface for heat transfer. If a low-pressure receiver is used in a refrigeration circuit the control of refrigerant flow into the evaporator is less critical as the expansion device is not responsible for preventing liquid returning to the compressor. Therefore, a capillary expansion device can be used effectively over a range of operating pressures. The system was shown to be effective at maintaining temperatures in the storage drawers during chilled, frozen and mixed storage temperature tests carried out to the EN441 test standard. The cabinet operated successfully at all conditions except when the heat load in each drawer was excessive (>400 W above base level heat load). In this case, refrigerant was found to back up in the condenser and the low-pressure receiver was empty of liquid refrigerant. A solution to this would be to allow controlled flow of refrigerant from the condenser to the low-pressure receiver at high condensing pressures.
|Journal||International Journal of Refrigeration|
|Journal citation||31 (3), pp. 464-471|
|Publisher||London South Bank University|
|Digital Object Identifier (DOI)||doi:10.1016/j.ijrefrig.2007.07.015|
|11 Aug 2007|
|Publication process dates|
|Deposited||18 Aug 2017|
|Accepted||22 Jul 2007|
|Accepted author manuscript|
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