What is a HSO (non-bleed) TXV/TEV?
There is a lot of misunderstanding about the HSO (hard shut-off) or “non-bleed” TXV (thermostat expansion valve) and what makes it shut off, why it exists, and how it “magically” opens. Once you understand the forces inside the valve, it is quite simple, obvious, and sadly devoid of any magic. The Three Forces The TXV […]Read more
Non-Bleed TXV & Trapped Nitrogen
The following is based on a true story. No product was harmed in the making of this tech tip, and some facts may have changed to protect the guilty and because I forgot some of them. We got a job installing a new 1-to-1 split refrigeration case with R448a, and it had a typical thermostatic […]Read more