HVACR field service terminology is often confusing and misused even by the most seasoned of veterans. But clarification of such terminology among service technicians is of the utmost importance in order to clarify the real problem and efficiently find the correct remedy. Clear, concise, and accurate communication between service technicians, parts suppliers, customers, and the home shop is rapidly gaining importance as the HVACR field transitions and becomes more technically oriented.
My column in the July 1, 2013 issue of The NEWS covered refrigerant migration and how it can damage the compressor’s mechanical parts. It also covered remedies to migration using automatic pump down systems. This month’s article will cover flooding and slugging of compressors.