Low-temp chillers are among the most complex industrial process cooling systems. A chiller in this category must successfully navigate the many challenges that impact such performance and efficiency factors as fluid viscosity, pump selection, and oil flow parameters. It’s for this very reason that low-temp chillers come with many options that you can customize to a specific application – low-temp chillers are not one-size-fits-all! In this article, we’ll guide you through some of the low-temp chiller options to help you determine the best process chiller for your unique application.
When used in industrial-grade chillers, glycol is a coolant that functions as an antifreeze for specialized refrigeration and cooling systems. As opposed to ice or water only, a glycol chiller is especially useful for food processing applications, such as yogurt, ice cream, chocolate, and cold tables for salad bars and buffets. However, they’re also helpful in other environments, including breweries and dairy operations. The advantage lies in glycol’s ability to produce precise and consistent temperatures for optimal performance and efficiency.