Steven Cunningham, PE
Steven Cunningham, PE
Refrigeration Engineer
 

Steve has more than five years of experience in refrigeration design for new facility construction, renovations and expansions. His duties also include refrigeration equipment and piping design, and specifications for energy efficient equipment based on design parameters. He is also responsible for ammonia inventory calculations, ventilation calculations, safety relief calculations and relief header design. His project experience includes Bahamas Foods, Dot Foods, Kellogg’s, Kraft Foods and many others.

Choosing the Right Refrigeration Condenser: 5 Variables to Consider

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Choosing the Right Refrigeration Condenser: 5 Variables to Consider

Condensers are one of the most critical elements of a refrigeration system. While optimizing the performance of your condenser is important for reducing energy usage and maintenance costs, if you’re building a new facility, it all starts with selecting the best option for your needs.

Location

When choosing a condenser, it’s important to consider where the facility is located. In colder climates, ice buildup and water freezing may occur with evaporative condensers. To work around this issue, you have two options:

 

Six Factors That Can Improve Condenser Performance

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As the second highest energy consuming component of your refrigeration system, condensers are also one of the most critical elements. Knowing how to optimize your condenser can increase operational performance while reducing energy usage and maintenance costs.