Oil Cooling Methods
Author: Wayne Wehber, Jean-Louis Picouet, and Mike Nielsen
Refrigeration systems using screw compressors require some method of cooling the compressors. This is usually accomplished by cooling the lubricating oil before injecting it back into the compressor. This paper provides a guide to all of the oil cooling approaches utilized on screw compressors from past to present, including an evaluation of the pros and cons of each.