THINGS MOST PEOPLE WONDER ABOUT
NORTH SLOPE CHILLERS FAQS
Q: CAN I USE DEIONIZED WATER IN NORTH SLOPE CHILLERS?
A: For the most part, deionized water is corrosive to metals like bronze, copper, brass, iron, and steel, and would damage the system. However, if necessary, North Slope Chillers is able to engineer custom systems that are suitable for deionized water.
Q: HOW MANY BTU’S ARE NEEDED TO COOL 55 GALLONS OF WATER AT 60°F, DOWN TO 45°F?
A: BTU (British thermal unit) is the amount of heat or cooling needed to raise or lower 1ºF in 1 pound of water, at 1 atmosphere.
How to calculate the BTU requirement of water:
BTU = Gallons x Temperature Change (°F) x 8.33
To cool 100 gallons of water from 60°F down to 45°Fº—a difference of 15°F—you would multiply 100 Gallons x 15°F temperature change x 8.33 = 12,506 BTU.
How to calculate heat removal rate (BTU/hr) from water:
BTU/hr = Gallons x Temperature Change (°F) x 8.33 / Time (hrs)
For example: If you wanted to cool the same 100 gallons of water from 60°F to 45°Fº in 30 minutes—a difference of 15°F—would mean 100 Gallons x 15°F change x 8.33 / (1/2 hour) = 25,012 BTU/hr rate of heat removal.
Q: WHAT DOES NORTH SLOPE CHILLERS MANUFACTURE?
A: NSC is a leading designer and manufacturer of standard and custom process temperature control systems. Our product line consists of: Central and Portable Industrial Chillers, Water and Heat Transfer Fluid Temperature Control Systems, Combination Heating & Chilling Systems, and Fluxwrap and IceWrap Heat Exchangers.
Q; WHERE IS NORTH SLOPE CHILLERS LOCATED?
A: 3130 South 1030 West, SLC, UT 84119
Q: CAN YOU CUSTOM DESIGN A SYSTEM TO MEET OUR SPECIFIC NEEDS?
A: Yes, over 30% of our business is custom and we have the shortest custom lead times in the industry. Our custom capabilities include electrical specs and controls, custom flow requirements, custom temperature requirements and ambient conditions, and custom sizes and frames.
Q: DO I NEED TO GO THROUGH A DISTRIBUTOR OR CAN I BUY DIRECTLY FROM YOU?
A: Either one! You can buy direct or go through one of our many distributors.
Q: WHY SHOULD I BUY A NORTH SLOPE CHILLER?
A: North Slope Chillers are unique in that they provide a complete solution for your temperature problems. Instead of only providing you with a chiller, North Slope can also provide you with Fluxwrap, which is a customizable cooling wrap to encase your product or system. Our products are known for longevity and high quality function. Upon purchase you can expect the fastest lead times in the industry, even for custom orders (shipped in 5-15 business days from purchase!).
Q: WHERE CAN I FIND MY MANUAL?
A: Every North Slope product ships with a manual in the box. You can also access a PDF manual.
Q: DOES NSC SHIP OUTSIDE THE US?
A: Yes, NSC can ship internationally. For more information, contact us.
Q: DOES NORTH SLOPE CHILLERS PROVIDE REPAIRS?
A: North Slope offers repair services on all chillers and blankets. These services are free within the product warranty. Post-warranty expiration repairs come with service charges.
Q: WHAT SETS YOUR CHILLERS APART FROM OTHER COOLING SOLUTIONS?
A: External temperature controllers. Beacon thermometers allow you to have precise control over your application. North Slope Chillers can cool any container.