Suction Accumulators – Heat Pump
- Specifications / Application Data
Having pioneered the suction accumulator as a protective component, and having made them continuously over a period of 50 years, Refrigeration Research has acquired considerable experience. However, it has always been our recommendation that tests be made by the system manufacturer to check pressure drop, size of orifice and holding capacity of the accumulator for a particular application.
As a result of tests made by our customers as well as by Refrigeration Research, modifications have been made in many cases for heat pump applications. Our inlet deflector tube baffle, smaller metering orifices and protective screens have proven to be a value. In addition, accumulators for heat pumps may usually be designed for less pressure drop.
Many hundreds of thousands of suction accumulators having inlet deflectors, smaller orifices, and protective strainers have been built by Refrigeration Research and are on systems operating successfully in the field.
Seven models of these field proven heat pump type accumulators are offered as catalog items instead of specials.
All accumulators are complete with a fusible plug to comply with and requirements. CE documentation also available upon request.
In the heat pump system, the suction accumulator must be installed between the compressor and the reversing valve.
Copper nipples are standard on all and models.
Steel nipples are available on special order.
MADE UNDER ONE OR MORE OF THE FOLLOWING PATENTS: NOS.: 5,076,313; 5,075,967; AND PATENTS APPLIED FOR.
PHOTOS FOR ILLUSTRATIVE PURPOSE ONLY – DO NOT USE AS A GUIDE FOR INSTALLATION.