A marine refrigeration cap tube is essential for turning refrigerant from a liquid state to a gas state. Used predominantly for almost all small marine refrigeration units, cap tubes need to have a good refrigerant charge to function optimally.
- Do Not Attempt to Charge When the Compressor is Not Functioning Normally. When the compressor is not running normally, the static pressure in the system will be determined by the average temperature, and will equalize at the same pressure, which can flood the system with liquid refrigerant.
- Do Not Add More Pipe Insulation. Believe it or not, adding more insulation will make your marine refrigeration system less efficient and can even hide the effects of the system being overcharged with refrigerant.
- Be Patient. It takes a while for marine refrigeration systems to settle down after refrigerant charge changes are made. So sit back, relax, and do not panic if you do not experience immediate results. Give yourself 20+ minutes before you move on to the next steps.
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