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Blog Title: What is a shell and coil condenser?

Main Que: What is a shell and coil condenser?

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  • Query By: Will Hicks (Sacramento, CA)
  • Date: 10/12/2016

Answer: These condensers have a copper coil that is situated inside a steel shell. Water is circulated through this coil. On the other hand the refrigerant vapor is discharged by the compressor. The water through the coil helps in condensing the vapor that happens outside of the cold tubes. This type of condenser is cheaper. However maintaining these is a big issue. If leakage occurs on the coil, taking it out from the steel shell is not an easy task. The head of the shell requires to be removed for this purpose.

  • Replied By: Bill Moore (Washington, DC)
  • Replied Date: 10/19/2016