Receiver Information

An evaporative condenser, air-cooled condenser, or tube-in-tube condenser that

does not provide subcooling needs a receiver to collect the condensed refrigerant

used by the system. The receiver, located between the condenser and the

expansion valve, stores the entire refrigerant charge if the system is pumped

down. It is usually nothing more than a steel tank with proper shut-off valves

and a safety relief device.

Large receivers should have a level gauge so that you can check the

refrigerant level easily. The liquid supply line leaving the receiver should exit at the bottom of the receiver. If it must exit at the top of the receiver, it should extend all the way to the bottom.

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