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1. (WO2013154995) REFRIGERATION SYSTEM

Pub. No.:    WO/2013/154995    International Application No.:    PCT/US2013/035621
Publication Date: Fri Oct 18 01:59:59 CEST 2013 International Filing Date: Tue Apr 09 01:59:59 CEST 2013
IPC: B60H 1/32
B60P 3/20
F25B 43/00
Applicants: THERMO KING CORPORATION
Inventors: PRICE, Daniel, L.
Title: REFRIGERATION SYSTEM
Abstract:
A horizontal suction accumulator generally includes a tank, an inlet tube, and an outlet tube. The tank extends in a horizontal direction and is configured to receive a refrigerant. The refrigerant includes a vapor and a liquid. The tank stores the liquid refrigerant and discharges the vapor refrigerant. The inlet tube supplies into the tank an inlet stream that includes the liquid and vapor refrigerants. The inlet tube extends into the tank and is bent upward at an acute angle. The liquid refrigerant is stored in the tank. The vapor refrigerant is discharged through the outlet tube, which extends offset from the inlet tube and into the tank. The inlet tube defines an inlet opening positioned at a first elevation, the outlet tube defines an outlet opening positioned at a second elevation, and the first and second elevations are substantially the same.