Components of a Refrigeration Cycle

Subcooled Liquid at Phi
Superheated Vapor at Phi
Saturated Mixture
( Low quality and Plow )
Saturated Vapor at Plow
QC
QH
Wcycle
State 1
State 1
State 1
State 1
This diagram shows the sequence of four processes that make up the refrigeration cycle represented by the gray circle on the previous page.
Here is a diagram of a system that undergoes a closed refrigeration cycle.
The working fluid is called a refrigerant.
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Ch 6, Lesson B, Page 7 - Components of a Refrigeration Cycle