GERMANY: Kelvion is addressing the growing trend in the refrigeration and heat pump market towards more environmentally friendly refrigerants, with its newly integrated heat exchanger technology EQPipe.
The newer refrigerants have different properties, which vary depending on their components. According to Kelvion, these differences can affect the flow behaviour, causing an uneven distribution of the refrigerant.
Kelvion developed the EQPipe to offer a solution by enabling the dimensions to be varied depending on the refrigerant.
As a result, the EQPipe is said to be more efficient than conventional refrigerant distribution systems and able to solve more demanding new heat pump duties with much lower logarithmic mean temperature differences.
“By means of a freely configurable stainless steel tube, with flexible lengths, tube and nozzle diameters, our new distribution pipe can turn a potential uneven distribution of refrigerant into an even distribution,” explained Cornelia Schmidt, head of product management.
The modular nature of the EQPipe allows Kelvion to expand and update its established brazed plate heat exchanger range of units with distribution systems.
The EQPipe, is available to customers using Kelvion’s myKelvion HX selection software.