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Join us in this episode of “Refrigeration Mentor” as we delve into the fascinating world of refrigeration technology with our special guest, Maurizio Mastrapasqua, a seasoned R&D Lab Test Manager with a wealth of knowledge in the field. In this enlightening conversation, we focus on the crucial topic of CO2 compressor performance testing reliability, uncovering insights that shed light on the intricacies of ensuring efficient and sustainable refrigeration systems.

Episode Highlights:

Maurizio Mastrapasqua brings years of experience to the table, having been deeply involved in research and development within the refrigeration industry. He guides us through the intricacies of CO2 compressor performance testing, sharing valuable knowledge on techniques and tools that contribute to the reliability of these tests.

  • Floodback Test: Dive into the concept of the floodback test, an essential evaluation to understand how well a CO2 compressor handles liquid refrigerant. Maurizio explains the significance of this test in assessing compressor efficiency, safety, and potential issues related to liquid refrigerant flooding back into the compressor.

  • Operation Envelope Testing: Discover the importance of defining the operational limits within which a CO2 compressor functions optimally. Maurizio discusses how operation envelope testing helps in understanding the compressor’s performance under varying conditions, ensuring reliability and longevity.

  • Frascold Compressor Software: Explore the innovative Frascold compressor software and its role in compressor performance testing. Maurizio shares insights on how this software streamlines testing procedures, analyzes data, and aids in making informed decisions for improving compressor efficiency.

This episode is a must-listen for professionals in the refrigeration industry, from engineers and technicians to researchers and students. If you’re curious about the inner workings of CO2 compressor performance testing, intrigued by the challenges of refrigeration system reliability, or interested in the application of advanced compressor software, this conversation will provide valuable insights and knowledge.


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