Process of removing frost accumulation from evaporators.


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MULTIPLE-EFFECT EVAPORATOR

An evaporation system in which a series of evaporator bodies are connected so that the vapors from one body act as a heat source for the next body.

AUTOMATIC FROST CONTROL

Control which automatically cycles refrigerating system to remove frost formation on evaporator.

AUTOMATIC DEFROST

System of removing ice and frost from evaporators automatically.

BLAST FREEZER

Low-temperature evaporator which uses a fan to force air rapidly over the evaporator surface.

SUPERHEATER

Heat exchanger arranged to take heat from liquid going to evaporator and using it to superheat vapor leaving evaporator.

DEFROST CYCLE

Refrigerating cycle in which evaporator frost and ice accumulation is melted.

SUCTION SIDE

Low-pressure side of the system extending from the refrigerant control through the evaporator to the inlet valve of the compressor.

DRY SYSTEM

Refrigeration system which has the evaporator liquid refrigerant mainly in the atomized or droplet condition.

EVAPORATOR FAN

Fan which increases airflow over the heat exchange surface of evaporators.

FLOODED EVAPORATOR

Evaporator containing liquid refrigerant at all times.

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