SRA – Application Notes

We all know that our air conditioner is one of the most, if not the most power-hungry of all our appliances at home. Once we set up our AC system, we can expect higher utility bills every month. But we can always make our AC unit more energy-efficient.

Why does an air conditioning or refrigeration system lose efficiency over time? What is oil fouling? Find out from this application note.

We are often asked questions about power and energy such as how much energy our LFC biodigester uses, how much power the SRA can save, or what is meant by a gain in efficiency. Often the questioner doesn’t understand our answer. This application note defines each of these attributes and should make the answers clearer.

This application note describes in detail how you can calculate the gain in efficiency of a direct exchange air conditioning system before and after treatment with the SRA. The physics underlying the method are explained.

The main catalyst in SRA reduces the surface tension so the oil no longer fouls the pipes. As SRA does its job, all this oil slowly is released, and flows back to the oil sump of the compressor.

These terms define the performance of air conditioning systems. This application note defines these terms and explains how you can use them to asses the efficiency of your air conditioning system.

This document describes how SRA affects the maintenance and wear of an air conditioning system into which it is installed.

The psychrometric chart shows graphically the parameters relating to water moisture in air. This application note describes the purpose and use of the psychrometric chart as it affects the HVAC engineer or technician.

HVAC systems may be specified by tons. This does not refer to the mass of the unit! Read this note to find out what that means.

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