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Desiccant

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Definition: A drying agent used in the refrigeration system to remove moisture. The moisture-absorbing zeolyte crystals are located in the accumulator-dryer or receiver-dryer depending on the type of system. R-134a systems generally require XH-7 or XH-9 desiccant.

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