Houston Meeting, June 2018
Seminar 56: Advances in Compressor Bearing Technology
Chair: Ahmad Abu-Heiba, Oak Ridge National Laboratory, Oak Ridge, TN
Bearings are critical components to compressors. HVAC applications impose unique requirements on the bearings used for the compressors. This seminar gives an overview of the different types of compressor bearings for HVAC&R applications. Then it will give a more in-depth look into three different types of bearings.
Have you ever wondered exactly how that centrifugal chiller works? We'll walk through the basics of centrifugal chiller operation and function, including component and overall system efficiency and help you understand the most common applications for a centrifugal chiller. Then we'll discuss the possible applications for centrifugal chillers, how to size a chiller to get the best efficiency and cost for your application. Well discuss what happens to the operation and efficiency of the compressor, evaporator and condenser with varying loads and lift conditions. After determining your operating conditions, we'll dive into which compressor, motor, and starter to choose.
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