Originally Posted by rbryan
I appreciate your experience, but RV absorption refrigerators don't use a compressor. There's a condenser, an evaporator, an absorber and a generator
(the boiler). So, the heat provides the energy to start the cycle.
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I am fully aware that the refrigerators in our trailers are an absorption type and do not have a compressor. My point was that ammonia is also used in compressor systems as a refrigerant. Freon is not the only thing that is used as a refrigerant .
I worked on old residential cooling systems that also used propane
as a refrigerant . The propane
systems employed a compressor not a heat source
systems were replaced with Freon because of code changes and the hazards propane presented. I have also worked on cooling systems that were single pass well water systems .One system was pumping 600,000 gallons of groundwater / hour through the cooling system and then directly down the sewer.
The absorption refrigerators in our trailers are not energy efficient, require more maintenance and do not cool as well as a compressor refrigerator
but they work for our application.