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  1. #1
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    what is this?

    this item is on a stainless plate water chiller
    is this to keep the evap flooded? and draws vapor off the top of this tank?
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    surge drum. used to keep the cooler flooded and at saturation temp.
    without flooding compressor

    you must be working in a food process facility or bread plant.

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    this is more common with ammonia systems

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    Can it be a Vertical liquid receiver?

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    This is made to keep the evaporator flooded and when you want to recirculate the refrigerant for subcooling.

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    yes it is a bread factory, thats good info thanx for the responses

    i see that it is similar to an amonnia vessal

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