Is a condenser a heat exchanger?
Condenser is a kind of refrigeration system. It is a kind of heat exchanger. It can convert gas or vapor into liquid, and transfer the heat in the pipe to the air near the pipe in a fast way. The condenser working process is an exothermic process, so the condenser temperature is high.
The gas passes through a long tube (usually coiled into a solenoid), which dissipates heat to the surrounding air. Metals such as copper have high thermal conductivity and are often used to transport vapor. In order to improve the efficiency of the condenser, a heat sink with excellent heat conduction performance is often added to the pipeline, and the heat dissipation area is increased to accelerate the heat dissipation, and the air convection is accelerated by the fan to take away the heat.
Generally, The refrigeration principle of the refrigerator is that the compressor compresses the working medium from low-temperature and low-pressure gas into high-temperature and high-pressure gas, and then condenses into a medium-temperature high-pressure liquid through a condenser, and after being throttled by the throttle valve, it becomes a low-temperature low-pressure liquid. The low-temperature low-pressure liquid working medium is sent to the evaporator, which absorbs heat in the evaporator and evaporates into low-temperature and low-pressure steam, and is again sent to the compressor to complete the refrigeration cycle.