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  1. #1
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    looking for an old arkla absorption chiller

    I wish to have an old absorption chiller like the Arkla type working on Lithium Bromide
    Any size available
    Please assist if possible
    Thanks

    Joshua

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    Arkla

    Try a museum!
    WARNING:IF YOU DON'T KNOW THEN DON'T DO, SO THOSE WHO KNOW WHAT YOU DIDN'T KNOW DON'T END UP UNDOING WHAT YOU DID SO IT COULD GET DONE RIGHT!

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    What are you going to do with it? Used to work on them all the time years ago. In fact, I just threw out all my old manuals about 4 months ago.Still have some Serfax left though.

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    Need an absorption chiller

    I am instructing a group of students.
    We need the absorption chiller, single stage, to demonstrate a concept of cogeneration with heat source.
    Please see if you can connect me with somebody who has such an old absorption heat pump, no matter the manufacturer either arkla, Yazaki or other.
    Sizes possible from 3 T.R. up to 15 T.R. but the absorbent need to be Lithium Bromide

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    koron -

    Where are you and the students located ?
    PHM
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    Phm

    Tel Aviv, Israel

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    Look up ROBUR Corp. on line. They are world wide and expanding in the Middle East. The newer units are a lot more complex than the original units. A main circuit board has sensors connected to it and give error codes as well as entering and exiting water temp. We installed 40 tons worth approx 7 years ago on a commercial building and they're still running great.

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    airredlands

    Thanks,

    But Robur unit uses Ammonia as refrigerant with water, we need Water refrigerant with Lithium Bromide as absorbent

    Joshua

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    Koron

    I am near New York City, New York, USA - so I guess the shipping from here would make it prohibitive. <g>
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    Phm

    Please take a look in your mail

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    Thumbs down Awwwwwwwwwwwww

    Quote Originally Posted by koron View Post
    Thanks,

    But Robur unit uses Ammonia as refrigerant with water, we need Water refrigerant with Lithium Bromide as absorbent

    Joshua
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    Koron its bad enough we are talking about absortion machines I already need a drink(80 proof). Please don't talk about ammonia R-717 or else the night mares will start
    WARNING:IF YOU DON'T KNOW THEN DON'T DO, SO THOSE WHO KNOW WHAT YOU DIDN'T KNOW DON'T END UP UNDOING WHAT YOU DID SO IT COULD GET DONE RIGHT!

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    AcDOCnTRAINING

    I am not talking about Ammonia, any R-717, but water R-718
    Is absorption in general that bad!!!
    Any way, if you really can give a hand and get for me such a device, to flush it I offer the finest drink you quote on the house.

    I am seriously looking for an old Arkla or alike single stage working on water with the absorbent is Lithium Bromide.

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    I cannot help with locating one of these, but let me relate something: I had exchanged a couple of emails with someone who was enthusiastic about combining solar energy with an AC using the LiBr process. He said that since the LiBr air conditioning could work effectively at a pretty low temperature (maybe 100-150C?), then it could employ BTUs from a common solar collector. And then natural gas could be fired to make up any deficit. Other adsorption processes use higher temperatures he said, and that would make it more expensive and complex to feed solar energy into it. I get the impression the guy was more of a tinkerer than an engineer, but his arguments sounded good.

    Just thought I'd mention that as a curiosity. In your latitude it would be at least as easy as in Texas.

    Best of luck -- Pstu

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