Defrosting Type

Type of defrost method used for commercial refrigerated display and storage cabinets. Designed to remove frost (ice) from cooling coils of a refrigerating system.

Data Type: 
Constrained List
Unit of Measure: 
List Options Option Definition Unit of Measuresort ascending
None None None
Not applicable Not applicable None
Electric Electric defrost systems typically have heat applied externally, however, systems have been developed which apply electric heat from within to give rapid defrost. Applicable to low temperature refrigerators. None
Hot gas Hot Gas Defrosting is a method that utilizes heat internally, from inside the pipes of the evaporator, usually the highly superheated vaporized refrigerant from the compressor. None
Water defrosting in which water is sprayed or poured over the frosted surface. None
Cool gas Defrosting that uses cool gas (or vapor) from the top of the receiver instead of hot gas (discharge). None
Off cycle Defrosting in which the temperature of the evaporator coils is allowed to rise naturally during an off-cycle, during which no refrigerant is supplied. None
Reverse cycle defrosting an evaporator by reversing its function with that of the condenser. None
Other Other None
Unknown Unknown None
Term ID: 7e52facc-4039-4bba-927e-6e79583c71ce