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1. (WO2013112818) EVAPORATOR AND LIQUID DISTRIBUTOR

Pub. No.:    WO/2013/112818    International Application No.:    PCT/US2013/023124
Publication Date: Fri Aug 02 01:59:59 CEST 2013 International Filing Date: Sat Jan 26 00:59:59 CET 2013
IPC: F28D 3/04
F28D 21/00
F25B 39/02
Applicants: CARRIER CORPORATION
Inventors: CHRISTIANS, Marcel
ESFORMES, Jack L.
BENDAPUDI, Satyam
BEZON, Martin
QIU, Xinliang
BREEN, Sean P.
Title: EVAPORATOR AND LIQUID DISTRIBUTOR
Abstract:
A liquid distributor delivers a falling flow of the liquid to be distributed substantially uniformly along a longitudinal extent of the liquid distributor. The liquid distributor has a bottom wall including a longitudinally extending distribution plate having a plurality of laterally spaced and longitudinally extending channels. A shell and tube evaporator for chilling a working fluid incorporates the liquid distributor as a distributor of liquid onto the heat exchange tubes of a tube bundle disposed within an interior volume of the shell. Each channel is aligned with a respective column of the plurality of vertical columns of heat exchange tubes and is configured to deliver a falling flow of liquid refrigerant onto the respective tube column substantially uniformly along the longitudinal extent of the respective tube column.