HVAC Procedure and Performance Guide

TASK: Install suction line accumulator

STANDARD OF PERFORMANCE

Suction line accumulator must be located and installed according to manufacturer’s specifications and job specifications. Liquid refrigerant and oil slugs must not enter compressor. Connections must not leak and accumulator must not be insulated. Applicable safety procedures must be followed.

PROCEDURE GUIDE      

  1. Review manufacturer’s specifications and job specifications.
  2. Collect tools, equipment and materials.
  3. Put on safety and protective equipment and apparel.
  4. Determine type of connection required and correct location.
  5. Verify that accumulator is correct size and type for application.
  6. Prepare tubing.
  7. Install accumulator according to manufacturer’s specifications and job specifications.
  8. Remove safety and protective equipment and apparel.
  9. Gather tools, equipment and leftover materials, and leave work site clean.
  10. Test for leaks when refrigerant circuit has been completed, and make required repairs.