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Title: Dual capillary tube / heat exchanger in combination with cycle priming for reducing charge migration

Abstract

A refrigerator appliance including a multi-capacity compressor and a refrigerant circuit with two conduits and pressure reducing devices arranged in parallel between an evaporator and a condenser. Refrigerant can flow through one, both or none of the conduits and pressure reducing devices. The appliance also has a heat exchanger in contact with either one pressure reducing device, or one conduit between the pressure reducing device and the valve system. The appliance also includes a controller for priming the compressor above a nominal capacity for a predetermined or calculated duration at the beginning of an ON-cycle.

Inventors:
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Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Whirlpool Corporation, Benton Harbor, MI (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE
OSTI Identifier:
1368208
Patent Number(s):
9,696,077
Application Number:
13/400,804
Assignee:
Whirlpool Corporation DOEEE
DOE Contract Number:  
EE0003910
Resource Type:
Patent
Resource Relation:
Patent File Date: 2012 Feb 21
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
42 ENGINEERING

Citation Formats

Gomes, Alberto Regio, Kuehl, Steven J., Litch, Andrew D., and Wu, Guolian. Dual capillary tube / heat exchanger in combination with cycle priming for reducing charge migration. United States: N. p., 2017. Web.
Gomes, Alberto Regio, Kuehl, Steven J., Litch, Andrew D., & Wu, Guolian. Dual capillary tube / heat exchanger in combination with cycle priming for reducing charge migration. United States.
Gomes, Alberto Regio, Kuehl, Steven J., Litch, Andrew D., and Wu, Guolian. Tue . "Dual capillary tube / heat exchanger in combination with cycle priming for reducing charge migration". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1368208.
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title = {Dual capillary tube / heat exchanger in combination with cycle priming for reducing charge migration},
author = {Gomes, Alberto Regio and Kuehl, Steven J. and Litch, Andrew D. and Wu, Guolian},
abstractNote = {A refrigerator appliance including a multi-capacity compressor and a refrigerant circuit with two conduits and pressure reducing devices arranged in parallel between an evaporator and a condenser. Refrigerant can flow through one, both or none of the conduits and pressure reducing devices. The appliance also has a heat exchanger in contact with either one pressure reducing device, or one conduit between the pressure reducing device and the valve system. The appliance also includes a controller for priming the compressor above a nominal capacity for a predetermined or calculated duration at the beginning of an ON-cycle.},
doi = {},
journal = {},
number = ,
volume = ,
place = {United States},
year = {2017},
month = {7}
}

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Refrigerator
patent-application, August 2008