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Burrah Boy
02-02-2009, 10:49 AM
Hi everyone, could someone please tell me what purpose a condenser/receiver balance line serves.

02-02-2009, 02:38 PM

US Iceman
02-02-2009, 04:14 PM

Thanks for catching this. The link you posted has a very good discussion on this topic.

Burrah Boy
02-02-2009, 04:56 PM
The reason being it was a test question with 4 choices.
A condenser/receiver balnce line is fitted to a refrigeration system when the condenser is: A) Below the compressor. B) Above the compressor. C)Warmer than the liquid receiver. D)Colder than the liquid receiver.

US Iceman
02-02-2009, 07:11 PM
This type of question appears to have an answer the instructor is looking for based on some circumstances that may not be reasonable for all applications/installations.

The answers could be different depending on whether you asked a commercial refrigeration person or one from an industrial background.