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Impacts of Compression on Temperature
Many in our industry can misunderstand the differences between temperature and heat, although these are related. Substances are composed of many moving molecules that change their speed as they release or gain heat. When we heat a glass of water in a microwave, its molecules start to move more quickly. The velocity increase results in […]Read more
The Dangers of the "Diesel Effect" (Compressor Explosion)
My friend Ami Slavin requested that I write about this important topic in response to the horrifying videos showing up online of death and gore associated with compressors exploding. He pointed out that the “diesel effect” can be the cause, so let's explore what may be—and likely is—leading to these horrible incidents. In a diesel […]Read more
An Evaporator Coil With No Fins?
Let's use a bit of imagination for a minute. Imagine you have two totally identical 3-ton systems. One of them is completely normal, and the other has no fins at all on the evaporator coil. They both have the same charge, airflow, and compressor capacity. What will be different in terms of readings and performance […]Read more