Do You Suspect Your Absorption Chiller Has a Leak? How to Determine If Noncondensables are Present in Your Absorption Chiller

Noncondensables are gases such as hydrogen and other foreign gases that will not condense into a liquid. Noncondensables can cause serious problems for your vapor absorption chiller (i.e. absorber), but the problem can be difficult to diagnose. In this article, you’ll learn how to determine if noncondensables are present in your absorption chiller. But first,[…]

How to Leak Check the Rupture Disk on an Absorption Chiller

How to Leak Check the Rupture Disk of an Absorption Chiller

Does Your Rupture Disk Have a Leak? Also known as a burst disc, a burst diaphragm, or a pressure safety disc; a rupture disk is a non-reclosing relief device which is used to protect a pressure vessel such as a condenser or absorption chiller from overpressurization, or possibly damaging vacuum conditions. The rupture disk is[…]

Absorber or Absorption Chiller How to Leak Check

How to Leak Check an Absorption Chiller Using a Mercury Manometer

Does Your Absorber Have a Leak? So, you think you might have a leak, right? But what makes you think that? The following are some possible indications that you have a leak:  (a.) You’re getting excessive purging. (b.) The mercury manometer has a high vacuum reading. (c.) The performance of the machine may be falling[…]