The benchmark guide for compressor technology pros
You don't have to scour piles of technical literature for compressor answers any longer. The Compressor Handbook compiled by Paul Hanlon packs all the answers on design procedures, practical application, and maintenance of compressors—straight from top experts on these widely used machines.
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Compressor valves can become distorted and fractured if liquid refrigerant
is allowed to enter the cylinder; this is known as liquid slugging. For this
reason service cylinders should never be inverted during the low side charging
of a system.
Valve seats and reeds can become pitted if metal filings or small particles
of grit are allowed to enter pipework during installation or repairs. They may
circulate with the refrigerant and become trapped between the reeds and valve
seats when compression takes place.