Dynamic behavior of a direct expansion evaporator under frosting condition. Part II. Field investigation on a shipping container

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Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)624-631
Journal / PublicationInternational Journal of Refrigeration
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - Jun 2006
Externally publishedYes


A field investigation is performed on the frost formation at an evaporator of a commercial full-scale refrigerated container that uses R-12 as the working refrigerant. Results when compared with those from a numerical model presented earlier show that the model is capable of predicting the dynamic behavior of a direct expansion evaporator under both non-frosting and frosting conditions. The air outlet and energy transferred compare well between experiment and model, and within 20% for the air pressure drop. The frost occurrence and propagation agree well generally, with the frost formation first occurring at the first row where the refrigerant enters the evaporator. © 2005 Elsevier Ltd and IIR.

Research Area(s)

  • Evaporator, Experiment, Finned tube, Frost formation, Marine transport, Performance, Refrigerated container

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