Did you know that Rawal valves can help fix humidity issues?

For this solution to be successful, you will need to REDUCE the system airflow in addition to installing the Rawal valve. 

Lowering system airflow does TWO things:

  1. It lowers the evaporator temperature, which allows the evaporator coil to remove more moisture
  2. It reduces sensible capacity which lengthens run time, which will remove more moisture 

CAUTION:

  1. A colder evaporator temperature also means a colder leaving air temperature, which means you could possibly run into ductwork or supply register condensation (caused by components being colder than the dew point)
  2. Reducing capacity may prevent you from satisfying the dry bulb temperature on design days  
  3. Design Note: verify proper oil return when condensing unit is above the evaporator (the Rawal bypasses hot gas around the compressor, which means there is less refrigerant headed back to the compressor from the evaporator, which in turn could lead to oil return problems). To avoid an issue here, have your cfm sales engineer or territory manager verify the size of valve and you won’t have any oil return issues!

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Brad Telker

Vice President of Sales, Applied Systems Group at cfm Distributors, Inc.
Brad joined the cfm team in 2006, and now as Vice President of Sales, Applied Systems Group he focuses on business development, as well as helping contractors and engineers find creative and unique solutions to any size HVAC project. When he’s not at work, Brad enjoys reading, running and spending time with his family.
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