valve. High pressure opens the valve, allowing a greater flow of water; low pressure throttles the flow. Use of such a valve provides for a more economical use of water for condensing. Figure 7-33 shows a typical water-regulating valve. When condenser water is supplied by a cooling tower, water-regulating valves are not customarily used because the cooling tower fan
Figure 7-33. - Water-regulating valve.
and circulating pump are wired into the compressor motor control circuit.
The step controller contains a shaft upon which is mounted a series of cams. Rotation of the cams, in turn, operates electrical switches. Through adjustment of the cams on the shaft, the temperature at which each switch is to close and open (differential) is established. In addition, the switches may be adjusted to operate in almost any sequence (fig. 7-34).
Table Z of appendix II is a troubleshooting chart generally applicable to all types of air conditioners. Most manufacturers include more detailed and specific information in publications pertaining to their units. If you find that there is no manual with the unit when it is unpacked, write to the manufacturer and request one as soon as possible.
Q21. How are cooling towers classified?
Q22. A wind velocity of 8 mph is generally used to design natural draft cooling towers. True /False
Q23. Counter flow, parallel flow, and cross flow are types of what class of cooling tower?
Figure 7-34.& - Step controller and pressure-sensor configuration. (A) Step controller with modulating motor, single-pole double-throw mini switches, and mouse trap relay assembly; (B) Pressure sensor that controls the step controller.Continue Reading