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    Low suction pressure



    Hello! Can anyone tell me why I'm getting a good discharge pressure (185) but the suction pressure pulls down lower and lower as I get my water down to target temp 31 degrees F)? It's an RSW system using 507. Sight glass on liquid line shows full liquid. Pretty sure I have superheat set right (approx. 10 degrees).



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    Re: Low suction pressure

    Because the load is dropping off as the water cools.
    Unless you have unloaders or hot gas bypass.

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    Re: Low suction pressure

    31 deg F water, what type of evaporator do you have?
    Last edited by RANGER1; 15-06-2017 at 10:00 PM.

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    Re: Low suction pressure

    Nh3lvr, sorry about taking so long to get back to you. At sea now and satellite connection is spotty. It makes perfect sense now that you said it.
    Grizzly, the evaporator is a shell and tube design. Stainless shell with titanium tubes. Refrigerant in the tubes. Not sure of the make or size. Designed to chill salt water in fish holds. Submerged in hold

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    Re: Low suction pressure

    Quote Originally Posted by samjohn View Post
    Nh3lvr, sorry about taking so long to get back to you. At sea now and satellite connection is spotty. It makes perfect sense now that you said it.
    Grizzly, the evaporator is a shell and tube design. Stainless shell with titanium tubes. Refrigerant in the tubes. Not sure of the make or size. Designed to chill salt water in fish holds. Submerged in hold
    Depending on salt concentration in area you are in it could. E freezing water in heat exchanger as well
    Refrigerant pressure in evaporators will dive once freezing occurs, have to. E careful not to damage equipment

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    Re: Low suction pressure

    Quote Originally Posted by samjohn View Post
    Nh3lvr, sorry about taking so long to get back to you. At sea now and satellite connection is spotty. It makes perfect sense now that you said it.
    Grizzly, the evaporator is a shell and tube design. Stainless shell with titanium tubes. Refrigerant in the tubes. Not sure of the make or size. Designed to chill salt water in fish holds. Submerged in hold
    ERR! you mean Ranger1.
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    Re: Low suction pressure

    Just a thought Samjohn.
    Have you considered partially blocked evaporators.
    Unless you have a very efficient filtration system. Your sea water circuit will clog up over time.
    Reduced water flow through the evap will result in LP overshoot.
    Lower suction pressure with the above fault is quite common.
    Check your pump circuit strainers also!
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