Refrigeration 101

By: ssjwizard

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In this article I will be teaching you how to make a "Water Chillier"(AKA "Phaze Change Cooler").
All right now to begin first you must understand how refrigeration works. The refrigerant will follow this cycle

1: Compressor compresses the refrigerant.
2: The high-pressure refrigerant goes through the condenser where it becomes a liquid.
3: The liquid passes through a capillary tube to reduce the pressure
4: The refrigerant now evaporates in a low-pressure environment
5: Evaporated refrigerant is suctioned into the compressor

This is a constant looping cycle. The physics behind why this works are as follows. As you increase the pressure on a gas its boiling point raises. Meaning once the pressure gets high enough the refrigerant can become liquid at room temperature now its liquid but it isn’t cold. Now since we
have all this pressure that the freon is liquid but it isn’t cold it will have to evaporate the only way for that to happen is to make the pressure low enough so that it’s boiling point drops. This is done in the capillary tube it provides so much resistance that the pressure before it can be a few hundred psi, while the other side is only 10-15 psi. Ok now since the other side of the capillary tube is only 10-15 psi the refrigerant expands so quickly that it basically pulls the heat away from the evaporation surface at whatever its boiling temperature at that psi is.

Now that you know the physics behind why refrigeration works lets get down to the construction shall we.

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Table Of Contents:

I: MISSION STATEMENT

1: MATERIALS

2: CONDENSER

3: EVAPORATOR/RESERVOIR

4: COMPRESSOR

5: FINAL ASSEMBLY

6: REFRIGERANTS

7: CHARGING

8: MODS

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