The function of the condenser is to cool the high temperature and high pressure refrigerant superheated steam discharged from the compressor into a liquid or gas-liquid mixture. It can be divided into three types: water-cooled, air-cooled, water and air mixed cooling.
Water-cooled condenser: The heat of the refrigerant in the condenser is carried away by the cooling water. Cooling water can flow through once or it can be recycled. When recycling, a cooling tower or cooling pool is required. Water-cooled condensers are classified into shell-and-tube type, casing type, plate type, and spiral plate type.
Air-cooled condenser: The heat released by the refrigerant in the condenser is carried away by the air, and the refrigerant condenses in the tube. This condenser has a natural convection air cooled condenser and a forced convection air cooled condenser. Typically, air-cooled condensers are also known as air-cooled condensers.
Water and air combined cooling condenser: the heat released by the refrigerant in the condenser is simultaneously taken away by the cooling water and the air. When the cooling water is sprayed and evaporated outside the tube, the latent heat of vaporization is absorbed, and the refrigerant in the tube is cooled and condensed. Less water consumption. There are two types of such condensers, a shower condenser and an evaporative condenser.