View Full Version : says he put 500lbs of r22 into a vogt tube ice machine, 20 tons/24hrs water cooled??

26-03-2015, 04:06 AM
Does any model of VOGT tube ice machine require 500 lbs of r22? Not sure of model number, will get it tomorrow, but I smell bull____. $18,000 to replace 30hp compressor? Used 500lbs r22? Come on! What do you think about these numbers?

monkey spanners
26-03-2015, 06:59 PM
Where did the old R22 go? it could have been put back in after the compressor change i would think.
Seems a lot of refrigerant, but i am not familiar with the equipment to know. Maybe worth calling Vogt and asking their tech department.

26-03-2015, 08:57 PM

Could be worse this one takes 2500lb see page 32 5.2

This one is 1200lb

26-03-2015, 11:45 PM
Could have had a leak and this could have contributed to the compressor failure. We are only getting the end result from Zpoint. Is the $18k for compressor, refrigerant, labour etc, if so probably OK, just the R22 alone would be way more then that in Aust.

27-03-2015, 08:30 AM
Thanks for the reply's.

monkey spanners
27-03-2015, 10:54 PM
Could have had a leak and this could have contributed to the compressor failure.

Indeed. We are only getting one side of the story, though 500lbs seems a lot of refrigerant for a system with 30hp compressor, but as i said i am not familiar with the equipment nor all the steps that were necessary to make the repair.

30-03-2015, 04:11 AM
A 20 Tonne Vogt with flooded vertical barrel will hold truck loads of liquid, in HX and add system liquid as well. The HX vertical probably 4 metres high and 1.2 metres diameter.
System likely to have multi compressors, so clean up cost and replacement of failed compressor plus top up R22, sounds like a reasonably priced job.