(19)
(11)EP 1 630 496 A3

(12)EUROPEAN PATENT APPLICATION

(88)Date of publication A3:
29.08.2007 Bulletin 2007/35

(43)Date of publication A2:
01.03.2006 Bulletin 2006/09

(21)Application number: 05255234.6

(22)Date of filing:  25.08.2005
(51)Int. Cl.: 
F25B 47/02  (2006.01)
F25D 21/04  (2006.01)
F25B 39/02  (2006.01)
(84)Designated Contracting States:
AT BE BG CH CY CZ DE DK EE ES FI FR GB GR HU IE IS IT LI LT LU LV MC NL PL PT RO SE SI SK TR
Designated Extension States:
AL BA HR MK YU

(30)Priority: 27.08.2004 KR 2004068118

(71)Applicant: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
Suwon-si, Gyeonggi-Do (KR)

(72)Inventor:
  • Son, Young-guk
    Gwangju City (KR)

(74)Representative: Robinson, Ian Michael et al
Appleyard Lees 15 Clare Road
Halifax, West Yorkshire HX1 2HY
Halifax, West Yorkshire HX1 2HY (GB)

  


(54)Cooling System


(57) A cooling system including a compressor (10) compressing a refrigerant and a condenser (60) condensing the compressed refrigerant, includes: an evaporator section (51, 52) having a plurality of evaporators (51, 52) evaporating the refrigerant condensed in the condenser (60); a switching valve (30) on a refrigerant line between the condenser (60) and the evaporator, and selectively switching a refrigerant supply to the plurality of evaporators (51, 52); and a refrigerant expansion part (41, 42) adjacent to at least one of the evaporators, allowing refrigerant introduced into the plurality of evaporators (51, 52) through the switching valve (30) to expand. A refrigerant inlet of the refrigerant expansion part (41, 42) adjacent to any of the evaporators is connected to the switching valve (30), and a refrigerant outlet thereof is connected to an inlet of another evaporator.