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LIQUID MANAGEMENT

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SUCTION LINE ACCUMULATORS

SA Series, Vertical, UL

The main purpose of a Suction Line Accumulator is to prevent a

sudden surge of liquid refrigerant or oil form returning down the

suction line and into a compressor. The suction line accumulator is

a temporary reservoir for liquid refrigerant and oil.

The accumulator is designed to meter both the liquid refrigerant and oil

back to the compressor at a controlled rate. This prevents compressor

damage. By metering the liquid refrigerant and oil back to the

compressor, the accumulator also helps maintain system efficiency and

proper crankcase oil levels.

Applications

Suction Line Accumulators are installed in air conditioning and refrigeration

systems where a sudden return of liquid down the suction line is possible.

Henry Technologies' SA Series Suction Line Accumulators are suitable for

use with HFC and HCFC refrigerants and their associated oils, as well as

other industrial fluids non-corrosive to steel and copper.

Materials of Construction

The shell and end caps are made from carbon steel. Branch connections

are made from copper.

Technical Specifications

Maximum working pressure = 450 PSI (31 Bar)

Allowable operating temperature = -22°F to +122°F (-30 C to +50°C)

Henry Technologies' Suction Line Accumulators are UL and C-UL Listed by

Underwriters Laboratories, Inc.

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CRN

Main Features

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ODS connections

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Prevents liquid slugging

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Controlled liquid return and oil return

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Large flow capacity

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Low pressure drop

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Screen protected orifice

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Solid copper connections

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Powder-coated finish

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Cost effective

How it Works

Refrigerant vapor from the evaporator enters the Suction Line Accumulator,

along with any liquid refrigerant and oil. The liquid is held at the bottom of

the Accumulator until it is metered back to the compressor. A U-Tube is

connected to the outlet of the Accumulator to ensure vapor is returned to the

compressor. On Vertical Accumulators, liquid is metered back to the

compressor via a screened orifice at the bottom of the U-Tube. This

metering only occurs when the compressor is running.

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