Implementation and Experimentation of Effective Clog Removal Method in Tractors for Enhanced Condenser Life and Air Conditioning Performance During Reaper Application 2019-28-0015
Tractors in the field are exposed to adverse operating conditions and are surrounded by dust and dirt. The tiny, thin and sharp broken straw and husks surround the system in reaper operation. The tractors which are equipped with air conditioning system tend to show detrimental effects in cooling performance. The compressor trips frequently by excess pressure developed in the system due to condenser clogging and hence cooling performance is reduced considerably. The air conditioning performance reduces due to the clogged condenser located on the top roof compartment of operator’s cabin, which is better design than keeping in front of radiator where clogging happens every hour and customer need to stop the tractor to clean it with specific blower. The present system is designed keeping condenser at the top of the roof where heavy particles won’t reach easily, So, condenser choking/clogging is observed every 2 hours, this makes the operator to perform repetitive cleaning operations with specific equipment and is a time-consuming process. The present system utilizes the condenser fan operating logic to eliminate this issue and enhance overall system performance by rotating in opposite direction.
Citation: Singh, G., Srivastava, S., Arumugam, P., and Sharma, R., "Implementation and Experimentation of Effective Clog Removal Method in Tractors for Enhanced Condenser Life and Air Conditioning Performance During Reaper Application," SAE Technical Paper 2019-28-0015, 2019, https://doi.org/10.4271/2019-28-0015. Download Citation