Condensation-induced shock and vapor-propelled liquid slugging in refrigerant lines

Jeffrey C. Shelton, Anthony M. Jacobi

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Abstract

Dangerous pressure excursion incidents in refrigeration equipment have been attributed to condensation-induced shock and vapor-propelled liquid slugging. The initiating mechanisms of these hydraulic shocks are not well understood in refrigeration applications. Due to the implications on public safety, system down-time, repair costs, and product loss there is a need to identify the generic causes and outcomes of these two-phase refrigerant line transients and to develop a rational means to prevent their occurrence through appropriate design or operating methods. The purpose of this report is to describe ongoing research and present preliminary modeling of a recently identified problem in the area of fluid transients.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages43-50
Number of pages8
StatePublished - Dec 1 1994
EventProceedings of the 1994 International Mechanical Engineering Congress and Exposition - Chicago, IL, USA
Duration: Nov 6 1994Nov 11 1994

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OtherProceedings of the 1994 International Mechanical Engineering Congress and Exposition
CityChicago, IL, USA
Period11/6/9411/11/94

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Shelton, J. C., & Jacobi, A. M. (1994). Condensation-induced shock and vapor-propelled liquid slugging in refrigerant lines. 43-50. Paper presented at Proceedings of the 1994 International Mechanical Engineering Congress and Exposition, Chicago, IL, USA, .