The Fleet Type Submarine Online Refrigeration and Air-Conditioning Systems
Submarine Refrigeration and Air-Conditioning Systems, Navpers 16163, is one of a series of
submarine training manuals that was completed
just after WW II. The series describes the peak of WW II US submarine
In this online version of the manual we have
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In the field of engineering as it is applicable to auxiliary equipment aboard
a submarine, slight changes and slight modifications representing minor deviations from a general textbook are always apparent. Some of these modifications
are necessary because of conversion, adaptation, or redesign; others because of
experimentation. Yet, in all cases there is strict adherence to the established
principles of maintenance and operation.
The Submarine School, Submarine Base, New London, Connecticut, and other
activities of Submarines, Atlantic Fleet, have collaborated in the preparation of
this manual. It is designed as both an instruction and service manual covering the
established procedures for operation and maintenance of air-conditioning and refrigerating equipment.
Detailed descriptive information is given on starting and stopping procedures, installation and repair techniques, and inspection routines.
The manual is presented in two parts: Part 1, Refrigeration; and Part 2, Air
Conditioning. Each part includes the theory of operating and servicing of the
equipment, and assembly and disassembly procedures and repair routines. Free
use is made of job sheets outlining in chronological order the steps necessary for
the successful completion of the more common maintenance and service conditions. A glossary of terms and an index are included for easy reference.