What does “Saturated State” mean for Techs?
As we often do in these tech tips, we will start with the common and more practical explanation of saturation and then move to the more technical and nerdy explanation later. When we say “at saturation” or “saturated” in the HVAC/R trade, we are generally referring to the refrigerant that is in the process of […]Read more
TD of Refrigeration Evaporators
We have discussed DTD (design temperature difference) quite a bit for air conditioning applications, but what about refrigeration? Let's start by defining our terms again. Suction Saturation Temperature The saturation temperature is the temperature at which the refrigerant will be at a given pressure if it is currently changing state. This change of state would […]Read more
What Is Temperature Glide?
We've all heard about glide, but what is it really, and how does it affect our system? Glide, or temperature glide, is the difference between the bubble point and the dew point of the zeotropic refrigerant mixture. Well, that wasn't very helpful, was it? All we did was introduce new terms without defining them, […]Read more
Why A/C Units Freeze w/ Eric Shidell (Podcast)
In this episode, Bryan speaks with Eric Shidell about some of the basics of system freezing, what causes it, and what to do about it. Freezing is a normal part of some equipment, such as low-temperature freezers and outdoor units on heat pumps. On straight-cooling systems, freezing is NOT normal and indicates poor operation. Ice […]Read more