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This chapter describes methods and components used in balancing a primary refrigeration system. A refrigerant is a fluid used for heat transfer in a refrigeration system. The fluid absorbs heat at a low temperature and pressure and transfers heat at a higher temperature and pressure. Heat transfer can involve either a complete or partial change of state in the case of a primary refrigerant. Energy transfer is a function of the heat transfer coefficients; temperature differences; and amount, type, and configuration of the heat transfer surface and, hence, the heat flux on either side of the heat transfer device.
Refrigeration System
Components
Selecting Design Balance Points
Energy and Mass Balances
System Performance

ISBN: 978-1-939200-98-3 (for SI versions of chapters)
ISSN: 1930-7217 (for SI versions of chapters)

Citation: 2018 ASHRAE Handbook--Refrigeration