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The Compressor | HVAC Refrigeration

The Compressor | HVAC Refrigeration

[caption id="attachment_3413" align="alignleft" width="300"]The Compressor in an HVAC refrigeration system Compressor in an HVAC refrigeration system[/caption] In a typical HVAC air conditioner or heat pump there are four major components that make the process of refrigeration work. Basically, this is how air conditioners work. And how heat pumps work. The first component in the process is a compressor or the heart of any air conditioner or heat pump system.

The Compressor | HVAC Refrigeration - How it Works

HVAC Refrigeration Compressor - A compressor receives the refrigerant vapor from the evaporator coil and compresses the refrigerant vapor. The vapor enters the refrigeration compressor at a low pressure and a low temperature and leaves the refrigeration compressor at a higher temperature and a higher pressure. The lower temperature refrigerant vapor is responsible for providing cooling for the refrigeration compressor and it also carries with it a small amount of oil which migrates from the compressor throughout the system. After the refrigerant vapor is compressed it is discharged to the condenser coil. A compressor is an essential component in the vapor compression process of refrigeration. (more…)
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