The evaporator is one of the five essential components in the refrigeration system, together with the condenser, compressor, expansion valve and refrigerant.
In the evaporator, the refrigerant boils off by absorbing energy from the warmer secondary fluid, thus reducing the temperature. The secondary fluid may be a gas or a liquid, depending on the system.
6.1 General function and theory
6.2 Boiling regimes
6.3 Boiling process
6.4 Glide refrigerants
6.5 Co-versus counter-current flow
6.6 SWEP distribution system
6.7 Operating point
6.8 Brazed plate heat exchangers evaporators
6.9 Flooded evaporators
6.10 Heat flux in evaporators
6.11 Oil in evaporators