Energy Reduction > Evaporation


Sutter N 480 unitEvaporation is the heart of cooling. The evaporation of liquid refrigerant inside the evaporator absorbs heat from the space to be cooled,  producing the cooling affect.


A pound of refrigerant represents a fixed amount of cooling though evaporation.  But getting refrigerant to the liquid state and then  evaporating it is where energy is spent and where opportunities for major savings exist.  System design efficiencies have been “good enough” until now.  Energy cost pressure has forced us to recognize the ways in which an evaporator can be optimized, and we can gain 25% more heat transfer in many evaporators by simply feeding them refrigerant in a more efficient form.


Discovery KingdomThe speed at which evaporation of liquid into a vapor state, and the surface area contact between the liquid refrigerant and the evaporator is an aspect of cooling that profoundly affects energy efficiency. When evaporation happens faster, cooling happens faster, and the system does not have to run as long to cool the space.  This saves energy, and allows more cooling capacity per time period compared to “as built”.


Other benefits include the following:


We offer an integrated system of passive and minimally active energy measures that have a profound affect on system performance. Contact Jerico Energy to learn more.