Axial fan condensers are a type of heat exchanger used in air conditioning and refrigeration systems. They are designed to transfer heat from the refrigerant to the surrounding air, allowing the refrigerant to condense and return to its liquid state. Axial fan condensers are named for the type of fan used to circulate air over the heat exchanger coils. The fans are mounted on the same axis as the heat exchanger tubes, allowing for a compact design that is well-suited for use in small spaces. Axial fan condensers are typically made of copper or aluminum tubes that are arranged in a serpentine pattern. The tubes are surrounded by aluminum fins that increase the surface area of the heat exchanger and improve heat transfer. The fins are spaced in such a way as to allow air to flow freely through the heat exchanger, while also providing support for the tubes. Axial fan condensers are commonly used in air-cooled refrigeration systems, where they are mounted on the exterior of a building or on the roof. They are also used in some automotive air conditioning systems, where space is at a premium. Axial fan condensers are known for their efficiency and reliability, and are often used in applications where water-cooled systems are not practical or desirable.
heat exchanger, refrigerant, condense, fan, efficiency
CITATION : "John Williams. 'Axial Fan Condensers.' Design+Encyclopedia. https://design-encyclopedia.com/?E=363346 (Accessed on May 30, 2023)"
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