Piston Design and Bypass
I remember it like it was yesterday. It was my first day of work as a trainee at my first technician job, just a wet-behind-the-ears kid fresh out of trade school. It was a Monday morning, and the technicians and I were standing in the dusty warehouse surrounded by stacks and stacks of brand new […]
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Piston vs. TXV Metering Devices
The piston (fixed orifice) and TXV (thermostatic expansion valve) are the two most common metering devices in use today, with some modern systems utilizing an electronically-controlled metering device called an EEV (electronic expansion valve). It should be noted that there are other types of fixed orifice metering devices like capillary tubes, but their use is […]
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Replacing a Piston w/ TXV and Evacuation
We get a lot of questions about both evacuation procedure and TXVs so last week we produced videos on both topics, including: • Before and after testing of piston vs. TXV • Using the Bluvac Measurequick app • Use of core remover tools for evacuation • Flowing nitrogen • creating an external equalizer port and […]
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