Effect of Refrigeration Oil on the Condensation Heat Transfer for R-22 and R-407C Refrigerations in Microfin Tube with a U-bend

  • Cho, Keum-Nam (School of Mechanical Engineering, Sungkyunkwan University) ;
  • Tae, Sang-Jin (School of Mechanical Engineering, Sungkyunkwan University)
  • 발행 : 2001.06.01


The present study experimentally investigated the effect of refrigeration oil on the condensation heat transfer for R-22 and R-407C in a microfin tube with a U-bend. Mineral oil and POE oil were used for R-22 and R-407C respectively. Experimental parameters were an oil concentration from 0 to 5%, a mass flux from 100 to 400 $kg/m^2s$ and an inlet quality from 0.5 to 0.9. The enhancement factors for both R-22 and R-407C refrigerants at the first straight section decreased continuously as the oil concentration increased. The decreased rapidly as the mass flux decreased and the inlet quality increased. The heat transfer coefficients in the U-bend showed the maximum at the 90$^{\circ}$position. the heat transfer coefficients at the second straight section within the dimensionless length of 48 were larger by a maximum of 33% than the average heat transfer coefficient at the first straight section.