Patent Number: 6,167,713

Title: Falling film evaporator having two-phase distribution system

Abstract: Efficient two-phase refrigerant mixture distribution is accomplished in a falling film evaporator by use of a refrigerant distributor disposed internal of the evaporator shell which overlies the evaporator tube bundle and which internally causes said two-phase refrigerant mixture to be made available along essentially the entire length and across essentially the entire width of the tube bundle prior to the delivery of the refrigerant out of the distributor.

Inventors: Hartfield; Jon P. (La Crosse, WI), Moeykens; Shane A. (La Crosse, WI), Larson; James W. (La Crosse, WI)

Assignee: American Standard Inc.

International Classification: F25B 39/02 (20060101); F28D 3/04 (20060101); F28D 3/00 (20060101); F25B 001/00 ()

Expiration Date: 01/02/2018