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Process Chillers

The Role of Engineering in Designing High-Performance Process Chillers

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Industrial process chillers are not universal. Instead, they are custom-designed engineered solutions tailored to suit your unique application requirements. Skilled engineers review each system to ensure it’s customized to your operational needs, addressing specific factors for your application, such as varying heat loads, narrow temperature requirements, corrosive fluid, near freezing water applications, extreme fluid temperatures, ambient conditions, and corrosive environments. 

This post details the engineering expertise that goes into every process chiller to demonstrate what you can expect when designing your system, including: 

  • System analysis 
  • Layout 
  • Custom controls  
  • Redundancy 
  • Capacity control 
  • Energy efficiency  

Keep reading to learn more about the role of engineering in designing high-performance process chillers to ensure your system meets your unique application requirements. 

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Industrial Process Chillers

How Industrial Process Chillers Are Made

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Industrial-grade process chillers provide reliable and precise cooling to keep your equipment operating optimally, whether for brewing, medical, cannabis, food processing, dairy, or other industrial applications. However, not all chillers are created equal. This article will break down our chiller manufacturing process, focusing on the production and quality control measures that give our high-performance units an edge over the competition.  

Below, we’ll walk you through our nine-step process for manufacturing an industrial process chiller for reliability, performance, and maximum uptime. 

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Medical

Meet Our Most Recommended Medical Chillers

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As we covered in a previous post on the importance of refrigeration for medical equipment, chillers help enhance the performance and uptime of these essential machines for better patient care and higher profitability. Medical chillers are different than comfort chillers that cannot keep up with your sophisticated and critical medical equipment. They’re uniquely designed to deliver reliable industrial-grade process cooling year-round and use capacity modulation to maintain tight temperature control of +/-1°F. But which medical chiller is best for you? 

In this post, we’ll explore our most recommended medical chillers for MRI, CT, and blood testing scanners and explain what you need to know when designing a chiller for your unique medical application. 

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Distillery

How a Distillery Chiller Can Enhance Your Spirits Production – and Your Profits

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Industrial grade distillery chillers for spirits production often use water and glycol to cool fluids during the mashing, fermentation, dephlegmating, and other distillation processes. They are vital for enhancing production to keep your operation running smoothly. This post will dig deeper into the benefits of a distillery chiller to uncover how they can help grow your bottom line. 

A distillery chiller can enhance your spirits production in several profit-building ways, including:  

  • Increased efficiency 
  • Higher quality  
  • Better taste 

Continue reading to learn how an industrial-grade distillery chiller can help your spirits production thrive. 

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Cannabis

The Cannabis Chiller’s Secret to Maximizing Cannabinoid Extraction

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An industrial-grade cannabis chiller has a hefty responsibility to keep your cannabis extraction equipment cool so your processes run smoothly. However, we’d argue that a cannabis chiller worth your investment must accomplish more – it must also help level up your operation by maximizing the quantity and quality of extracted THC, CBD, or CBN. 

How can a cannabis chiller do that? 

In this article, we’ll reveal the cannabis chiller’s secret to helping you get the most from your extraction processes for a larger and higher quality yield.

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Cannabis

How to Conserve Your Cannabis Chiller’s Energy Consumption & Reduce Utility Costs

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As cannabis legalization expands, the demand for energy to power lighting, irrigation, and HVAC systems for favorable growing conditions is on the rise – and so are energy costs. According to the Alliance to Save Energy, cannabis cultivation is an energy-intensive industry spending an estimated $6 billion annually on utilities. However, there are significant opportunities to reduce your facility’s energy consumption and protect your bottom line with energy-efficient best practices, such as LED lighting, automation irrigation solutions, and a high-efficiency cannabis chiller design.

In this article, we’ll profile energy- and cost-saving cannabis chiller options to consider when designing the best system for your cannabis extraction or grow room, including:

  • EC condenser fan motors 
  • Floating head pressure 
  • Heat reclaim
  • Pump VFD
  • Electronic expansion valves (EEVs)
  • Redundancy options
  • MCS microcontroller 
  • System alerts

Continue reading to learn how these energy-efficient cannabis chiller options can help reduce operational energy consumption – and your utility bills.

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Cannabis

10 Reasons to Choose a Cannabis Chiller for Your Grow Facility

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As successful cannabis producers know, there’s no replacement for an industrial-grade chiller to keep cannabis extraction operations running smoothly. Yet, some growers might wonder whether they can get the same results with a comfort chiller. 

In this post, we’ll break down the following ten reasons to bypass a comfort chiller in favor of an industrial cannabis system, no matter the size of your facility:

  1. Performs optimally year-round
  2. Maintains extra-low fluid temperatures 
  3. More precise temperature control
  4. Prevents denaturing and other plant damage
  5. Handles wide heat load variation
  6. More energy efficiency
  7. Helps your equipment last longer
  8. Better control options
  9. Greater customizability
  10. Industrial-grade performance 

Continue reading to learn more about these compelling reasons to opt for an industrial-grade cannabis chiller instead of a comfort chiller.

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Brewery

6 Calculations to Determine the Right-Sized Brewery Chiller

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As we covered in a previous article on factors to consider in your brewery chiller selection, it’s critical to choose the right-sized system for your brewery’s unique needs. Too-small chillers can’t achieve desired glycol temperatures, and too-large ones can’t meet desired refrigerant requirements. Taking a just-right approach is the secret to keeping your brewing processes cool – and your brew flowing smoothly.

So, what’s the best-sized brewery chiller for you? Much of it comes down to these six calculations:

  1. Beer volume (BBL)
  2. Pull-down/crashing loads
  3. Active fermentation heat load
  4. Wort heat exchanger secondary heat load
  5. Brite tank holding load
  6. Heat loss compensation

Read more on these six calculations to determine the right-sized brewery chiller for your operation below.

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Brewery

The Importance of Scalability When Buying a Brewery Chiller

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According to the Brewers Association (BA), US small and independent brewers rebounded from pandemic lows with 8% growth last year, and the number of craft breweries reached an all-time high. If you’re one of the many new or growth-oriented breweries hunting for a chiller to keep your brewing processes cool, this article is for you. We’ll explain the importance of scalability in your purchasing decision and highlight a few brewery chiller features that can accommodate your future expansion plans.

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Medical

How to Maximize MRI Chiller Uptime

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Chiller uptime is essential for MRIs and other imaging machines because it provides consistent, uninterrupted patient care and revenue streams. So, how can you keep your processes going strong? As experts with a proven 99.4% chiller uptime rate, we’ve compiled our top five essential tips for maximizing your medical chiller’s uptime.

Our medical chiller uptime-boosting tips include:

  1. Install a high-performance industrial-grade system
  2. Ensure the chiller is manufactured to reduce refrigerant leaks
  3. Follow routine maintenance protocols
  4. Consider city water changeover panels
  5. Optimize your controls

Are you ready to maximize your medical chiller’s uptime rate? Continue reading to learn more about these helpful hints.