LIQUID REFRIGERANT RECEIVERS
The function of a Liquid Refrigerant Receiver is to store liquid
refrigerant to provide continuous flow of liquid refrigerant to the
expansion device and to provide storage for the refrigerant charge
during system service or maintenance.
Liquid Refrigerant Receivers are installed in air conditioning and refrigeration
systems. The Receiver is installed after the Condenser in order to collect the
condensed refrigerant to allow a continuous liquid supply to the expansion
device. Liquid Receivers are also used to store the refrigerant charge while
the system is pumped down for service or maintenance.
Henry Technologies' Liquid Refrigerant Receivers are suitable for use with
ammonia, HFC and HCFC refrigerants and their associated oils, as well as
other industrial fluids non-corrosive to steel.
ODS refrigerant connections
NPT relief device fitting
(3) 1/2 NPT fittings for sight glasses or level switches on 14” diameter
Mounting legs on all models
Custom models available upon request
Materials of Construction
The shell and caps are made of steel. The ODS connections are made of
plated steel and the mounting legs are made of carbon steel.
Maximum working pressure = 450 PSI (31 Bar)
Allowable operating temperature = -20°F to +250°F (-29°C to +121°C)
Henry Technologies' Liquid Refrigerant Receivers are constructed to ASME
Section VIII. Additionally, Liquid Receivers are designed and registered for
use in Canada. Please contact Technical Support at 1-800-627-5148 for
CRN details and list of approved provinces and territories.
Receiver storage capacities are based on the liquid occupying no more than
90% of the internal volume when the temperature of the refrigerant is 90°F
(32°C) per ASHRAE Standard 15-78. Receivers should be selected based
on the operating charge for all system components, including the liquid lines.
It is usual to add a small percentage to cover the refrigerant in long runs of
suction and discharge lines, etc. It is essential that the maximum operating
charge be determined, e.g., winter charge in air cooled condenser having
flooded head pressure control, this being much greater than the normal
Installation - Notes
1. Install the Liquid Refrigerant Receiver after the Condenser and before
the Liquid Line Filter-Drier.
2. An NPT fitting is provided at the top of the vessel for installation of a
pressure relief device. The user must ensure the vessel is protected