CONDENSATE EVAPORATOR PAN F010
Condensate is a common byproduct from the operation of refrigerators, freezers, and ice machines. Condensation occurs when water is changed from it's gaseous form (water vapor) into liquid as it passes over the evaporator coil. Typically this can occur when warm air comes into contact with cold surfaces where water droplets will form. A condensate drain system is the exit route for this moisture as is collects in condensate the pan, and out through the condensate drain line.
A drip pan or drain pan is a container for catching material such as water or grease that drips from above (as from the burners of a gas range or condensation from an evaporator). It is usually a shallow rectangular metal or plastic pan used especially for baking and roasting, frying, and water containment and may be connected to a drain or drain pipe.
The purpose of the evaporator is to extract heat from the ambient environment (a room in the case of Air Conditioning or the space inside of a refrigerator/freezer/walk-in in the case of refrigeration) allowing that space to cool to a desired temperature which is controlled by a thermostat.
A pan is any device used as a container or a collector. A pan may refer to a shallow cooking implement used on a burner or in an oven or it may refer to a similar collecting implement used to capture water, condensation, grease, shortening, and other drainage. A pan may also be used to contain processed food items such as meat, fruit and vegetables, and crumbs as they exit a mincer, slicer, or dicer.
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