Motor-Cooling Cycle

Refrigerant liquid from a sump in the condenser (No. 24 in Fig. 8-11) is subcooled by passage through a line in the cooler (No. 27 in Fig. 8-11). The refrigerant then flows externally through a strainer and variable orifice (No. 11 in Fig. 8-11) and enters the compressor motor end. Here it sprays and cools the compressor rotor and stator. It then collects in the base of the motor casing. Here, it drains into the cooler. Differential pressure between the condenser and cooler maintains the refrigerant flow.

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