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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.

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Ice Rink Chillers

How to Select an Ice Rink Chiller

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If you’re a hockey fan, you might remember the 2017 NHL controversy over poor ice conditions in hockey arenas around the country. Holes, slush, and other on-ice nuisances generated unplayable gaming environments, delaying and postponing games to the dismay of the league, players, and fans. These frustrating events drew attention to an integral part of a well-performing ice rink: the refrigeration system.

Since these events, ice rink chiller systems have gained much attention – and deservedly so. These low-temp industrial-grade systems are essential for creating favorable skating conditions for hockey, figure skating, and other ice sports by maintaining the correct humidity levels and ice temperatures while preventing problem-causing leaks.

If you’re looking for an ice rink chiller to delight the skaters at your facility, your decision will make or break their experience. So, we’ve developed this helpful article with the most important factors to consider when selecting the ideal system for perfect skating conditions.

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Medical

Practical Guide to Selecting the Right Medical Chiller

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Choosing the right medical chiller can often make the difference between uptime and downtime – and even profitability and loss. However, some companies overlook critical factors when weighing their decision, such as buying based solely on nominal capacity or tonnage, opting for a comfort chiller, or overpaying for unnecessary features.

This article will break down everything you need to know about selecting the best system for your application and budget to help keep your imaging equipment going strong when it matters most. We’ll break down our top medical chiller buying tips, outline ten essential buying factors, and finish with the must-have features to look for when purchasing a system.

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Medical

What is the Difference Between a Medical Chiller and a Comfort Chiller?

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If you’re researching a process chiller for your MRI, CT, or other imaging equipment, you may be weighing the pros and cons of investing in a medical chiller over a comfort chiller to keep your processes cool. After all, refrigeration plays a pivotal role in the function and performance of medical equipment.

This article will compare the differences between these chillers to reveal which is best suited for high-stakes medical applications that require consistent and reliable uptime to maximize patient well-being and facility operations.

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Brewery

Brewery Chiller System Design and Operation Tips from Our Pros

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When designing a brewery chiller system capable of helping you produce batch after batch of noteworthy brews, it takes a strategic approach to ensure it will meet the unique needs of your operation. An intelligent chiller system design will also ensure your unit operates effectively and reliably to keep your brewing processes cool. Whether you need industrial-grade chilling for wort cooling, brite tank temperature control, fermentation, crash cooling, product storage, or another brewing process, it’s essential to design your system so that it works for you.

In this article, we’ll share our top brewery chiller system design and operation tips to keep your fans coming back pour after pour, starting with hints for integrating a chiller into your brewery.