Chapter 17

Refrigeration Systems


Refrigeration may be defined as the process by which heat energy is abstracted from a region of lower temperature and discarded/delivered to a region of relatively high temperature by expanding mechanical work. Process refrigeration is used at many different temperature levels to condense or cool gases, vapors, or liquids. Refrigeration systems are common in the natural gas processing industry, processes of petroleum refining, petrochemicals and chemical process industries in the manufacturing of synthetic rubber, textiles, plastics, etc. This chapter discusses industrial refrigeration systems, and the calculations needed to install and use them, including the Carnot Cycle, parameters in the selection of ...

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