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    Evaporator Fin spacing Defrost



    could someone point me in the right direction, regarding evaporator defrosting, mainly the fin spacing and effect on the defrost.
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    the smaller the fin spacing, equals the more fins per inch, resulting in a greater surface area, and making frost build up easier due to the smaller gaps between the fins.
    as a result the defrost period would have to be increased and the interval more often, the the same size evap with a bigger fin spacing and less fins per inch



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    Re: Evaporator Fin spacing Defrost

    fridge or freezer??

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    Re: Evaporator Fin spacing Defrost

    Both........

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    Re: Evaporator Fin spacing Defrost

    any fridge should have off cycle defrost by either 3 deg deadband on the stat to defrost an evap or if fanned then again- anything over a 2 deg diff would be sufficient, sometimes a 4x20 min defrosts with just fan will cure it, for a freezer at -18 then again 4 defrosts for upto 40 mins with electric defrosts with a termination stat setpoint of 25deg and a 2 min fan delay or 2 min dripping time

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    Re: Evaporator Fin spacing Defrost

    That's true, but what considerations should be made with different fin spacing with regards to defrosting

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    Re: Evaporator Fin spacing Defrost

    you havent given us much details into the application, do you want a manual???

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    Re: Evaporator Fin spacing Defrost

    This is just a generalisation, regrading fun spacing and defrost, I'm good for manuals

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    Re: Evaporator Fin spacing Defrost

    gotta share the love

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    Re: Evaporator Fin spacing Defrost

    Tighter fin spacing is going to make defrost more frequent because you'll obstruct airflow faster. Depending on the defrost method, defrost duration could be shorter.
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    Re: Evaporator Fin spacing Defrost

    My local mentor designs his coils with 10-12fpi, more packed than that wastes defrost energy but I can see why the japanese pack them in, way less manufacturing/shipping costs

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