Water Trap Refrigerated by a Throttle-Cycle Cooler Using Mixed Gas Refrigerant
The design features and the performance of the cooler are discussed to emphasize characteristics of this refrigeration system compared to other cryocoolers used for water traps. A throttle-cycle cooler based on one-stage oil-lubricated compressor provides water trap temperature in a narrow range of 115 K to 130 K depending upon the heat load on the water trap surface.
The water trap surface connected with the cooler evaporator was configured to provide an optimal correlation between the nitrogen conductance and water trapping parameters. Ability to simulate the pumping performance, the properties of mixed gas refrigerants and systems performance combined with extensive experience in designing reliable coolers will make it possible to use this development in many other applications.
KeywordsHeat Exchanger Refrigeration System Water Trap Exergy Analysis Exergy Efficiency
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