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What is a Coil Condenser?

11/7/2013 8:26:13 AM | by Anonymous


A coil condenser is one of the many types of heat exchangers found in the market. The main purpose of a heat exchanger is to efficiently transfer heat between two mediums. Coil condensers are typically found in car radiators, space heaters and air conditioners. Although there may differ slightly from one another in their functions, they still share the same primary purpose.


A coil is formed with the conductor – usually an insulated solid copper wire is wounded around a core or formed to create an inductor or an electromagnet. Whenever an electric current passes through the coil, it generates a magnetic field. One loop of wire is referred to as a winding or turn, and a coil usually consists of more than just one turn. For the use in electronic circuits and connections called taps are often connected to a coil. Coils are often wrapped with insulating tape or coated with varnish to provide the additional insulation in order to secure them in place. A completed coil assemble with more than one set of coils is often known as the windings.


The term coil condenser can be used to describe all cooling and heat systems or even specifically refer to air coils. Air coils are typically a subset of the heat exchangers. They can be found in air conditioning units in buildings and cars. The coil condenser itself has a snake like shape with a complex set of internal tubing that are used to manage the process of heat transfer or transfer of cooled air.


In the heating, ventilation and air conditioning system also the HVAC system, water, steam or chemical refrigerants are used. The liquid is cooled by the chiller followed by circulation through out the system. The condenser coil is where the liquid mixture changes its form from liquid to gas. This cooled and compressed gas is then pushed through the entire ventilation system.


In the refrigeration and vapour compression cycle, the coil condenser is the evaporator. The process is then repeated to continually supply the building with cooled air. It is generally important to note that most of the condenser units are self maintaining. However, the units may break down over time. This would cause a reduction in the efficiency that many require a complete replacement in the time to come.


There is an extensive range of coil condensers that are made available in the market. They are dependent on the specifications of the system as well as the overall output volume. It is very important to have the coil condensers replaced with the corresponding units in order to avoid any damage being done to the air conditioning unit. It is best to keep in mind the option of hiring a professional HVAC mechanic to replace the coil in the units. This is often required in order to maintain the warranty and to avoid any possible damage that could be done to the very expensive unit.


The first sign that a problem may be arising with the coil condenser is when the temperature of the cooled air is now warmer than the thermostat setting. Always be sure to check the amount of refrigerant available in the system to ensure that there is enough coolant. If the coolant level in the unit is fine, but the air is still not cool enough, then it should be placed into consideration about replacing the coil condenser. In many places, there are strict restrictions about the disposal of old coil condensers. Thus, be sure to take time to review the guidelines that are set for various areas before the disposal of the unit. This also ensures that the unit is being taken to the proper disposal centre.

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