The Science behind cerma Air Condition / Refrigeration Treatment
- on September 24, 2019
- Categories: Cerma Treatment Product Performance News
Refrigeration is a process of heat absorption, whereas heat is absorbed in one place and moved to a more Desirable place.
The main problem with sealed refrigeration systems today are the refrigerants and lubricants used in the system. To absorb heat are hydrophobic in nature, this means that they absorb moisture from the air like a sponge absorbs Water. In factory setting this is minimized in the way that the fluids are handled, although in the field technicians are not a prudent in preventing this from occurring, oil bottles are opened to remove small amounts needed on a Particular job, then stored until needed again, handling like this can lead to the refrigerant oils, and/or Improperly recovered refrigerants taking up moisture as high as 40% Why would this cause a reduction in the ability to absorb heat or decrease efficiency of the refrigeration Process? For this we have to look at what is really happening within the closed refrigeration system.
Refrigeration systems use many different approaches to achieve same effect, in this illustration we will be Discussing compressor style systems using r-12, r-22, r134, etc.! (See illustration)
The main problem of moisture within the system is as the Freon and oils containing saturate moisture content Passes from high pressure thru the orifice tube or expansion valve it has a large pressure drop and will allow Any moisture within the Freon to freeze, newly formed ice crystals will travel with the fluids to the evaporator were Heat is taken in and absorbed to later arrive at the condenser where it will let the heat out of the fluids in a more. Desirable place. The problem is here, Ice does not effectively absorb heat as fast as liquid Freon would. So the more moisture in system the more ice is produced with that less heat is move, causing the system to run longer.
To move heat from area needing cooling, this Leeds to more run time, money , more heat generated at the Compressor that will cause oxidation of the lubricants with the system and more wear and tear on equipment. Moisture in a refrigeration system. If left unchecked will shorten the life of the equipment, cost more to run, and have more maintenance required over the life of the unit. one way of trying to reduce this problem has been the use of inline dryer bulbs that attempt to collect moisture from the system, although better than nothing these systems are not effective in reducing the moisture to an Acceptable level nor is the use of them cost effective. Now, Cerma has a solution to put an end to moisture problems within any refrigeration system. It took 10 years of research and development, 5 years in practical use in some of the harshest environments as well as testing that included systems as small as a car a/c all the way up to a 100 ton system in Florida,
Phoenix, Az In use Cerma has seen results in savings of over 50% in normal production time & costs of a Ice production factory located in Australia, saving the owners both time and cost of production, not including saving of future wear and tear of the equipment had it not been treated with Cerma a/c product. Now, Cerma has a solution to put an end to moisture problems within any refrigeration system. It took 10 years of research and development, 5 years in practical use in some of the harshest environments as well as testing that included systems as small as a car a/c all the way up to a 100 ton system in Florida, In use Cerma factory located in Australia, saving the owners both time and cost of production, not including saving of future wear and tear of the equipment had it not been treated with cerma air conditioner refrigeration treatment