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Vertical, ASME

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.

Main Features


ODS refrigerant connections


NPT relief device fitting


(3) 1/2 NPT fittings for sight glasses or level switches on 14” diameter

and larger


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.

Technical Specifications

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.

Selection Guidelines

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

summer charge.



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

from over-pressure.