Patent Number: 6,253,572

Title: Non-drip suction accumulator, receiver and heat exchanger

Abstract: A suction accumulator for a refrigeration system includes a pair of closed shells arranged in spaced relation one within the other to define a space therebetween effective to prevent sweating of the inner shell during performance of its normal suction accumulator function. The space is connected between the condenser and the expansion valve of the system to function as a receiver for warm refrigerant thereby creating heat exchange through the wall of the inner shell.

Inventors: Bottum, Sr.; Edward W. (Brighton, MI), Bottum, Jr.; Edward W. (Brighton, MI)

Assignee: Refrigeration Research, Inc.

International Classification: F25B 43/00 (20060101); F25B 40/00 (20060101); F25B 039/04 ()

Expiration Date: 07/03/2018