Robert Scaringe is president of Mainstream Engineering, Rockledge, Fla., and has been involved in the development of advanced vapor-compression heat pump systems for more than 33 years. He currently has more than 70 HVAC-related patents. More information can be found at www.qwik.com or www.mainstream-engr.com.
Compressor burnouts can impact an entire HVACR system, including condensers and coils. But such burnouts have a number of myths attached to them. Burnouts inevitably involve acid. It’s the acid and how to handle it that propagates these myths.