Nucleate pool boiling of R-114 and R-114/oil mixtures from single enhanced tubes
Sugiyama, Dean C.
Marto, Paul J.
Memory, Stephen B.
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Nucleate pool boiling heat transfer is an integral part of any vapor-compression refrigeration cycle. With a view to improving overall cycle efficiency, the heat transfer performance in the evaporator can be improved by using enhanced boiling surfaces. This thesis looks at the pool boiling characteristics of R-114 (presently used in large shipboard AC systems) from 10 enhanced single copper tubes and compares performance with a smooth copper tube. Since small amounts of oil escape into the refrigerant as it passes through the compressor of a refrigeration system, tests have also been conducted with up to 10% (by weight) of a miscible oil to see what effect this may have on overall evaporator performance..