thermostatic expansion valve


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thermostatic expansion valve

A controlling device for regulating the flow of volatile refrigerant into a cooling unit, actuated by changes in cooling unit pressure and superheat of the refrigerant leaving the cooling unit.
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In the economizer system the main thermostatic expansion valves (TXV) with the maximum operating pressure (MOP) function were used.
"Bulletin 10-9 Thermostatic Expansion Valves: Theory of Operation, Application, and Selection," p.
Experimental evaluation of electronic and thermostatic expansion valves performances using R22 and R407C.
Hunting of evaporators controlled by a thermostatic expansion valve. ASME Journal of Dynamic Systems Measurement & Control 102(2):130-35.
Identification of a thermostatic expansion valve. Proceedings of the Sixth IFAC Symposium 1:415-20.
Effects of using capillary tube and thermostatic expansion valve (TEV) associated with the same PWM controlled time delay scheme have been examined extensively.
While proven worldwide components utilised for the Tundra refrigerant system ensure maximum operating reliability, liquid receivers, line dryers, thermostatic expansion valves and other safety features also help to protect the Freon compressor and its components.
A plate heat exchanger was chosen as internal heat exchanger while two different thermostatic expansion valves (both with [[DELTA]T.sub.SUPERHEATING] = 5 K) were installed on the main and secondary circuit, the latter controlling the refrigerant flow rate in the secondary circuit.