Function of suction line accumulator is to prevent sudden surge of liquid refrigerant and oil to compressor. External heat is taken from outlet of condenser to heat exchanger accumulator. Outlet connection from heat exchanger is connected before TXV
Recommended for: –
Liquid cooler, display cabinet, fruit storage, Also at compressor inlet such as vehicle refrigeration, Flooded evaporator system
Advantages of Suction line accumulator with Heat Exchanger
- It gives proper evaporation of refrigerant liquid before entering compressor.
- It reduces condensing pressure which results in decrease in compressor power requirement.
- Increase in compressor life.
- Volumetric efficiency of compressor increases.