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condenser, air to water

is it possible to convert an air to air condenser unit to an air to water unit with a suitable brazed plate heat exchanger on the refrigerant line?



has anyone done this?
Rob Brown
Designer for Rockport Mechanical
in beautiful Rockport Maine.

Comments

  • Tom Blackwell_2Tom Blackwell_2 Member Posts: 126
    Condenser

    Yes, just use a standard water cooled condenser. Could be shell and coil, tube-in-tube, or plate.
  • NRT_RobNRT_Rob Member Posts: 1,009
    thanks tom

    other than proper sizing, of course, any problems with this?



    I imagine it would be even better than normal, since water offers "buffer capacity" air can't. but I'm making that up.
    Rob Brown
    Designer for Rockport Mechanical
    in beautiful Rockport Maine.
  • Tom Blackwell_2Tom Blackwell_2 Member Posts: 126
    Lift

    The only problem that might be encountered would be a lack of subcooling, resulting in flashing in the liquid line if there is a substantial rise in elevation where the evaporator is located higher than the condenser. As long as the liquid lift is less than 15 feet or so should be ok.
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