Fundamental study of refrigerant-line transients: Part 1 - description of the problem and survey of relevant literature

Jeffrey C. Shelton, Anthony M. Jacobi

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Abstract

Dangerous pressure excursion incidents in industrial refrigeration systems have been caused by condensation-induced shock and vapor-propelled liquid slugging; however, some of the mechanisms responsible for initiating these hydraulic transients remain unclear. In this paper, simple descriptions of these shock-initiating conditions are given, and a thorough survey of the related technical literature is provided. The main contribution of this work is a literature database for practitioners and researchers interested in condensation-induced shock and vapor-propelled liquid slugging in refrigeration systems.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)65-87
Number of pages23
JournalASHRAE Transactions
Volume103
Issue number1
StatePublished - Jan 1 1997
Externally publishedYes
EventProceedings of the 1997 ASHRAE Winter Meeting - Philadelphia, PA, USA
Duration: Jan 26 1997Jan 29 1997

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Building and Construction
  • Mechanical Engineering

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