Patent Number: 6,293,112

Title: Falling film evaporator for a vapor compression refrigeration chiller

Abstract: A falling film evaporator for use in a vapor compression refrigeration chiller preferably employs a two-phase refrigerant distributor that overlies the tube bundle in the evaporator shell. The tube bundle defines at least one vapor lane which facilitates the conduct of refrigerant vapor from the interior of the tube bundle to the exterior thereof in a manner which does not substantially affect the vertically downward flow of liquid refrigerant through the tube bundle and across the vapor lane.

Inventors: Moeykens; Shane A. (La Crosse, WI), Larson; James W. (La Crosse, WI), Hartfield; Jon P. (La Crosse, WI), Ring; Harry K. (Houston, MN)

Assignee: American Standard International Inc.

International Classification: F25B 39/02 (20060101); F28D 3/02 (20060101); F28D 3/04 (20060101); F28D 3/00 (20060101); F25B 039/02 (); A23C 003/04 ()

Expiration Date: 09/25/2018