Every compressor manufacturer has its own nomenclature for its series of compressors. The information contained in the model number will vary from manufacturer to manufacturer, so technicians will need to obtain the coding used for each of the different compressors they service. This is not a difficult task; the information is usually readily available from the manufacturer in service publications.
Below is some of the information that can be obtained from the nomenclature of a compressor's model number:
The figure above shows an example of compressor nomenclature.
The serial numbers of many compressors may also include some valuable information. Knowing the nomenclature of a compressor's serial number many times will allow a technician to identify the date the compressor was manufactured. This can be handy when determining the warranty status of a compressor. Again this information can normally be obtained from a compressor manufacturer's service literature.
Publication date: 11/06/2006