Rust: The refrigerant-side of chillers and refrigeration systems exposed to moisture are susceptible to the formation of rust on shells and piping. This condition may lead to the formation of significant particulate concentration as the rust flakes off and is carried by the refrigerant throughout the system. Ultimately, this liberated rust will lead to the plugging of system components including orifices, distribution plates, oil filters and the erosion of compressor blades leading to an imbalance of the compressor.
Residue: Although, it is well known by industry professionals that rust particulates can be menacing to chiller tubing and system components, what is not widely recognized is the effect of natural residue buildup on chiller piping and components that suddenly becomes liberated into the circulating refrigerant. Refrigeration systems, particularly shipboard systems, have experienced significant residue particulate problems following conversions from CFC to HFC refrigerants. A buildup of residue on the chiller piping system commonly occurs over time. Upon conversion from CFC to HFC refrigerant, the residue invariably begins to flake off and is carried by the refrigerant throughout the system.
Rust and residue particulates will migrate to tube surface and lodge in other system components resulting in the reduction in efficiency and capacity and may ultimately lead to catastrophic results. Consequences may also include the plugging of system components including orifices, distribution plates and oil filters.
Hudson has developed unique RefrigerantSide® Solutions that eliminate rust as well as the stubborn residue formation and restore the system to optimal performance.
Depending upon the specific existing condition, solutions may include :
Hudson Technologies Company, 326 Main Street, Fremont, NH 03044. Tel: 800-277-3490; Fax: .