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2. Compression cycle

The purpose of a refrigerant system is to transfer heat from a cold chamber that is at a lower temperature than that of its surroundings. Heat is absorbed at a low temperature and rejected at a higher temperature as work is supplied. 

This chapter explains the various phenomena that occur in a compression cycle (such as compression, condensation, expansion, evaporation, superheating and sub-cooling), and describes the different components necessary for such an operation.​​

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