If You Can’t Stand The Heat…
…get a water cooled chiller. Industrial water cooled chillers are versatile workhorses that provide on demand cooling for a huge variety of industries. Let’s take a closer look at the inner workings of water cooled chillers.
Water cooled chillers use the refrigeration cycle to produce chilled fluid, typically water or a mix of water and glycol. This chilled fluid is then capable of removing heat from machinery, food, or other equipment and continuously run back through the chiller.
Air Cooled vs. Water Cooled Chillers
Air cooled and water cooled chillers have many things in common. They both belong to the same vapor compression chilling family, and they both use an electronically driven mechanical compressor to force refrigerant around the system. In fact the majority of their components are the same. The main difference between the 2 is how unwanted heat is ejected from the system. Water cooled chillers pump water through a sealed condenser and disperse it through a cooling tower. Air cooled chillers use fans to force cool air across the condenser.
Because water is more effective at dissipating heat than air, water cooled chillers remove unwanted heat more efficiently than air cooled chillers. Water cooled chillers also are more energy efficient and last longer than air cooled chillers.
Components of Water Cooled Chillers
The compressor provides the driving force for moving the refrigerant around the system. There are 4 main types of compressors. 3 of them (screw, scroll, and reciprocating) use positive displacement to create pressure, and the fourth (centrifugal) creates pressure with centrifugal force.
The condenser is a configuration of horizontal pipes through which hot refrigerant runs.
Cooling towers use evaporative cooling to remove unwanted heat. Water is pumped over the pipes carrying hot refrigerant before it is fed into the condenser.
The expansion valve expands the refrigerant from liquid form to gaseous form before it enters the evaporator.
In the evaporator, chilled water is created when unwanted heat is drawn into the refrigerant before it is fed into the condenser.
The filter drier protects your chiller by removing unwanted contaminants and moisture from the system. They do get clogged with repeated use and need to be replaced regularly.
Water Cooled Chilling From North Slope Chillers
Water cooled chillers from North Slope Chillers are portable and easy to use no matter the application. Our chillers are proudly made in the USA and excel at supporting a range of industries. They are perfect for cooling lasers, welders, food storage containers, lab equipment, printers, EDM, hydroponic reservoirs, plastic injection molds, fermentation tanks, server rooms, oil extraction equipment…the list goes on and on!
Contact North Slope Chillers to find the right water cooled chiller for your needs at (866) 826-2993 or [email protected].