The setup of ET 411C represents a typical refrigeration circuit consisting of a hermetic compressor, condenser, evaporator and expansion element. Evaporator and condenser are designed as finned tube heat exchangers. The pipes of both heat exchangers are partially transparent to visualise the process of the phase transition during evaporation and condensing. Three capillary tubes of different lengths and a thermostatic expansion valve can be compared as expansion elements.
The trainer is equipped with a receiver for refrigerant. Using the receiver, refrigerant can be added to or removed from the refrigeration circuit. This allows for the effects of overfilling or underfilling of the system to be examined.
The flow rate of the refrigerant is read from a flow meter. Temperature and pressure in the refrigeration circuit and the electrical power consumption of the compressor are recorded by sensors. The measured values can be read on digital displays. At the same time, the measured values can also be transmitted directly to a PC via USB.
The data acquisition software is included. The refrigerant mass flow rate is calculated in the software from the recorded measured values. Parameter changes in the refrigeration circuit can be viewed dynamically in the software’s log p-h diagram.