Domestic Refrigerator Highlighting Refrigeration Cycle Components

A 3D model of a typical domestic refrigeration system.

The invention of refrigerators massively changed the course of human development. It is now possible to store food for months prior to consumption and this has freed humanity of the scarce and abundance cycles associated with the changing of the seasons. In addition, it is now possible to ship food over considerable distances prior to consumption; this has allowed huge population concentrations in areas that could not have traditionally supported such a large population.

The model includes:

  • A basic refrigerator design.
  • Compressor.
  • Evaporator
  • Condenser
  • Expansion Tube (Capillary Tube)

Each of the main refrigerator components has been highlighted to aid understanding.

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