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dc.contributor.authorStrawn, Oliver Perryen
dc.date.accessioned2017-05-24T17:22:39Zen
dc.date.available2017-05-24T17:22:39Zen
dc.date.issued1964en
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10919/77717en
dc.description.abstractThe investigation is concerned with the effect of entrained oil on the heat transfer characteristics of a direct expansion evaporator coil. A modified refrigeration system, in which the oil content of the refrigerant could be varied, was used in conjunction with an air conditioning system, which supplied the evaporator load. The heat transferred to the refrigerant was measured for different concentrations of oil in the refrigerant. The load to the evaporator was supplied by 500 cfm of air maintained at 80°F dry bulb and 61°F wet bulb by a washer and an electric heater. The heat transferred to the refrigerant was determined by measuring the temperature of the liquid refrigerant entering the expansion valve and the suction temperature and pressure of the superheated vapor at exit from the evaporator. A sample of the liquid refrigerant flowing to the evaporator during the test was trapped in a sample collector and channeled to an expansion chamber, where the oil and refrigerant were separated and the oil concentration was determined. The results of the investigation showed that oil tends to reduce heat transfer across the evaporator tube wall. At 25°F suction temperature, the reduction in the heat transferred was 5% with an oil concentration of 0.84% by volume compared to the refrigerant with an oil concentration of 0.063%. At 30°F suction temperature the reduction in the heat transferred was 3% with an oil concentration of 1.52% by volume. The range of suction temperatures for the investigation was from 24°F to 31.9°F, The maximum average oil concentration obtained during the investigation was approximately 1.75% by volume of oil in the refrigerant.en
dc.format.extent85 leavesen
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dc.language.isoen_USen
dc.publisherVirginia Polytechnic Instituteen
dc.relation.isformatofOCLC# 20782903en
dc.rightsIn Copyrighten
dc.rights.urihttp://rightsstatements.org/vocab/InC/1.0/en
dc.subject.lccLD5655.V855 1964.S782en
dc.subject.lcshRefrigeration and refrigerating machinery -- Lubricationen
dc.titleAn investigation of the effect of entrained oil on the heat transfer rate of a refrigerant evaporatoren
dc.typeThesisen
dc.contributor.departmentMechanical Engineeringen
dc.description.degreeMaster of Scienceen
thesis.degree.nameMaster of Scienceen
thesis.degree.levelmastersen
thesis.degree.grantorVirginia Polytechnic Instituteen
thesis.degree.disciplineMechanical Engineeringen
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