Maintainability of Piping Systems
- It Pays to Keep your Pipes Clean. Briley, George C. // Process Cooling & Equipment;Jul/Aug2002, p17
Discusses why the piping system of refrigeration equipments should be kept clean. Need to prevent the accumulation of rust and foreign material; Need to prevent the development of leaks inside the lube cooler.
- What's important in piping refrigerant? Snyder, Dick // Air Conditioning Heating & Refrigeration News;6/13/94, Vol. 192 Issue 7, p23
Discusses piping systems and control mechanisms for liquid refrigerants. Compromise between fluid velocity and pressure drop; Prevention of oil trapping; Need of calculating proper pipe size; Dependence of system efficiency on suction pressure.
- Refrigeration Piping: On the Rise. Holder, R.D. // Air Conditioning Heating & Refrigeration News;05/08/2000, Vol. 210 Issue 2, p20
Part II. Focuses on refrigeration piping. Importance of preventing condensed refrigerant and oil from draining back to the head of the compressor; Need to carefully size the line between a condenser and a liquid receiver; Key functions and design of refrigerant receivers.
- Symptom Variations With Different Devices. Tomczyk, John // Air Conditioning Heating & Refrigeration News;12/6/2010, Vol. 241 Issue 14, p27
The article discusses the difference between a symptom for an overcharged refrigerant that has an automatic expansion valve (AXV) as a metering device and a symptom for an overcharged refrigerant that has a capillary tube as the metering device.
- A Cool Pipe for Cold Applications. Stromberg, Dan // Process Cooling & Equipment;Jan2009, p28
The article discusses the importance of choosing the correct material for primary piping and secondary refrigerant fluid systems for optimizing plant costs and performance. Both systems play critical role in optimizing running costs, energy efficiency and keeping maintenance of the refrigeration...
- How to Size Refrigeration System Piping. Marchese, Joe // Air Conditioning Heating & Refrigeration News;9/3/2001, Vol. 214 Issue 1, p16
Focuses on piping refrigeration system components. Correlation of stub connection in determining the size of the pipe; Details on the section line for the refrigerant flow; Presentation of factors in determining the actual pipe size to use.
- Ammonia refrigeration piping practices raise concerns. Lindsey, Kelly // Air Conditioning Heating & Refrigeration News;1/27/97, Vol. 200 Issue 4, p90
Focuses on the concerns raised by refrigerating industry experts concerning piping practices. Features of the National Refrigerating Engineers & Technicians Association (RETA) national convention; Comment by Henry B. Bonar II of Bonar Engineering; Problems with providing cheap installations.
- Installing Refrigeration Piping. Melvin, Pat // Air Conditioning Heating & Refrigeration News;12/2/2002, Vol. 217 Issue 14, p10
Focuses on the installation of refrigeration piping in the U.S. Importance of line sizing to optimize performance of the system; Use of desiccant dehumidifiers; Minimization of the heat absorption through the well-insulated suction lines.
- Hot and Cold Throughout Your Process. Becker, Linda // Process Cooling;May2014, Vol. 2 Issue 4, p5
An introduction is presented in which the editor discusses various reports within the issue on topics including ammonia refrigeration systems, water heating, and relief valve piping.