Industrial Chillers

Our industrial chillers use process cooling to draw heat away from your equipment during production. They are ideal for a variety of industries and applications

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Industrial Chillers

Heat is a common by-product of many industrial processes. The high temperatures need to be controlled to prevent any undesired outcomes that may arise from the excess heat during production. Common complications for overheating are industrial fires, engine breakdowns, and costly repairs. Industrial chillers regulate the heat produced during industrial processes, preventing potential problems.

 

What is an Industrial Chiller

The chiller is a device that gets rid of the excess heat produced during an industrial process. In any industrial process, expect the heat to accumulate over time. If it is not removed, systems will start to malfunction. Industrial plants require the right type of chiller for their industrial processes to lower the cost of cooling the machines, reduce downtime, and improve the efficiency of the operations of the industry.

How does an Industrial Chiller Work?

An industrial chiller has four chambers, notably an evaporator unit, a compressor, a condenser unit, and an expansion unit. The basic function is that a low-pressure coolant will enter the evaporator unit, which hosts most of the stored heat. Once inside, it is heated until it vaporizes into a low-pressure gas. The low-pressure gas is pumped in to the compression chamber compressing it to a high degree until it turns into a low-pressure liquid. This low-pressure liquid again is pumped into the expansion unit where it starts the refrigeration cycle once again. This process repeats over and over until the ideal temperatures are achieved.  A typical thermostat can control this process ensuring that the refrigerant liquid is only allowed in when the system starts to overheat.

What are the working principles of Industrial Chillers?

Industrial chillers function by utilizing three common working principles namely:

Change of phase

The phase change principle of the industrial chiller refers to when the liquid coolant is transformed into a vapor after being subjected to heat. The gaseous form of the coolant is then cooled at low temperatures to condense it back into liquid coolant.

Heat flow

Under the heat flow principle, heat flows from where it is highly concentrated to an area with low concentration.

Boiling point

The boiling point principle refers to the process of the industrial chiller lowering the pressure of the liquid to decrease its boiling point. When increasing the boiling point of the liquid, the pressure of the liquid is increased within the industrial chiller.

All these three phases are important for the functioning of an industrial cooler.

Types of Industrial Chillers

Air-cooled industrial chillers use air to lower the temperature of the refrigerant. Air-cooled industrial chillers have several applications e.g. food processing and manufacture of plastic to regulate the temperature of the products. Air-cooled chillers are ideal for industries that need easy maintenance stand-alone chillers. The air-cooled chillers function perfectly without any additional equipment.

Water-cooled industrial chillers extract heat from the refrigerant using a separate cooling tower. Unlike air-cooled industrial chillers, water chillers occupy less space, along with their cooling towers. The separate cooling tower needs to be provided with a constant source of water to keep it functional. We advise industries that plan on using water chillers to get a sizeable water tank or tower that will provide the continuous flow of water. Industries that function in areas with water restrictions might want to think twice before choosing water chillers.

The screw industrial chillers can be air-cooled or water-cooled, depending on their design. Screw chillers compress the refrigerant by using the force generated by one or two screws within the chillers. Most screw chillers are available in capacities ranging from 30 tons to 400 tons. Screw chillers are used in both light-duty and heavy-duty HVAC equipment.

Scroll chillers pressurize the refrigerant within them using interlocking scrolls. Just like screw industrial chillers, scroll chillers can also consist of water-cooled chillers or air-cooled chillers. There are numerous industrial applications of scroll chillers, such as fountain coolers, water jets, and lasers. The scroll chillers are available in capacities ranging from 2 tons to 140 tons.

Uses of Industrial Chillers

Industrial chillers are used in various applications including:

Food processing

Food processing applications require precise regulation of temperature. Industrial chillers are used vastly in food processing industries to keep the temperature of the food products in control. For example, bakery chillers are used to cool the potable water, jacketed tanks, and mixer during the processing of yeast. Additionally, wine chillers are used for temperature regulation in the storage and fermentation of wine.

Metal finishing

There are metal finishing procedures that require extremely high temperatures including:

  • Electroless plating
  • Electroplating

Due to the high temperatures produced, industrial chillers are essential in metal finishing processes to get rid of the excess heat and facilitate easy bonding of the metals.

Injection molding

During injection molding, various plastic parts are mass-produced using the following components:

  • Thermoplastic pellets
  • Mold
  • Injection molding machine

The injection molding procedure requires a precise temperature range to avoid internal stress, warping, or cracking of the plastic. Therefore, industrial chillers are an essential element during injection molding.

Space cooling

Manufacturing plants use heavy-duty machinery that generates excessive amounts of heat. Industrial chillers are used to lower the temperatures in the industry’s working area to create a cool working environment. Industries that utilize industrial chillers for cooling save tons of costs that would otherwise be spent on purchasing massive HVAC systems.

Get your Industrial Chiller Serviced by Al Tabreed

If your industrial chiller is faulty or needs to be serviced by professional and licensed industrial chiller experts, then give us a call at Al Tabreed. We also provide chiller installation services in case you need a new chiller for your processing firm. Get in touch with us today for any questions you may have about industrial chillers and our services. Our customer service team will help you book an appointment for chiller servicing, repair, or installation. Work with the best industrial chiller experts today.