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8 Industrial Chiller Applications

Industrial chillers use process cooling to funnel heat away from industrial equipment to keep it going strong. Whether air- or water-cooled, their hard-working and high-performance capabilities provide the ideal cooling solution for many industrial chiller applications:  

  1. Beer brewing
  2. Dairy milk processing
  3. Food processing
  4. Medical equipment
  5. Cannabis extraction
  6. Refrigeration
  7. Low-temperature applications
  8. Industrial manufacturing

Keep reading to learn more about how industrial chillers keep process equipment cool in these applications.

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What is the Best Chiller for Cannabis Grow Rooms?

Cannabis Grow Room Inspector

There’s no doubt about it: cannabis cultivation is a growing sector of the cannabis industry. According to the 2020 State of the Industry Report by Cannabis Business Times, 21% of research participants said they plan to add at least 80,000 square feet of cannabis grow room space in the next two years. Additionally, the number of participants expanding to two or more grow sites jumped from 32% to 41% between 2016 and 2020, further punctuating the trend toward larger and more facilities. These are just some of the key factors that indicate a thriving cannabis cultivation market.

If you’re one of the many producers looking to outfit your cannabis grow room with the best chiller for maximum yield, this article is for you. In it, we’ll explain what to look for in a cannabis chiller.

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How Choosing the Right Industrial Chillers Can Save Money and Stop Leaks

Industrial Chiller

Refrigerant leaks can wreak havoc on industrial chillers, reducing the load capacity and performance so much that your equipment may lose the essential cooling required to run smoothly. Refrigerant leaks are prevalent among older chillers, which are prone to losing 2-15% of refrigerant annually. In comparison, high-efficiency systems expertly manufactured and equipped with specialized pressure vessels and seals can drop the loss rate to as low as 0.1% per year.

This post will explain how we ensure industrial chillers are primed for optimal performance throughout their useful life. We’ll also provide a few pointers for detecting signs of refrigerant leaks and how you can keep your chiller going strong.

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Brewery Chiller Systems Food processing

Everything You Want to Know About Glycol Chillers

What is a glycol chiller? What are the advantages? Is it safe for food and beverages? What about energy efficiency? If you’re considering a glycol chiller for your industrial process cooling needs, you may have many unanswered questions. This article will answer these and other frequently asked questions to help you make the best decision for your needs.

To start, let’s get down to basics with a brief definition of a glycol chiller.

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What is the Role of Each Chiller Component in the Cooling Process?

Water-Cooled Industrial Chiller

Whether air- or water-cooled, industrial chillers work the same way as other refrigeration systems built into your home, refrigerator, and car. However, instead of keeping your environment and food cool, they chill water or glycol to keep your industrial processes cool. The cooling effect works by cycling refrigerant through the chiller system, with various temperature and pressure changes happening at every stage. In this article, we’ll review the components of chillers and outline the unique role they play during each of the five cooling phases.

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What is the Best Chiller for Cannabis Extraction?

Cannabis Laboratory

Whether your facility runs on ethanol, CO2, hydrocarbon, butane honey oil (BHO), or another solvent, selecting the best chiller for your operation will help ensure product quality and prevent damage. How do you know which cannabis chiller is right for your cannabis operation? In this post, we’ll cover the must-have features to look for when selecting the best chiller for CBD, THC, CBN, and other cannabinoid extraction in a high-volume facility.

When selecting a cannabis chiller for effective compound extraction, the best option will have the following essential features

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What Does COP Stand For?

The COP aka coefficient of performance is an important chiller performance metric

If you’ve stumbled over references to the acronym COP in your industrial cooling research – or its technical definition leaves you scratching your head – then this article is for you. In it, we’ll decode the meaning of COP as it relates to chiller performance, explain why it’s important, and suggest features to optimize COP in your next industrial process chiller.

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Chiller Fluid: Which Type for Year-Round Operation?

Low-Temp Chiller Fluid

If you’re operating dairy or medical equipment, a brewery, or an industrial process year-round, the right chiller fluid can ensure reliable performance no matter the season. The wrong fluid can result in refrigeration problems in the colder months, compromising chiller performance and reducing uptime. When you need an all-season low-temp chiller, these five types of chiller fluids are ideally suited for year-round operation:

  1. Propylene glycol and water mixture (10-60%)
  2. Ethylene glycol and water mixture (10-60%)
  3. Dynalene HC-10 to HC-50
  4. Calcium chloride solution

Continue reading to discover more about these low-temp chiller fluids that can maximize uptime all year-round.

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The Three Types of Water-Cooled Condensers

Water-Cooled Condensers

Water-cooled Condensers may be best known for their quick and hassle-free installation, long-lasting performance, quiet operation, and energy efficiency. They’re an ideal solution for many industrial process cooling applications, such as medical manufacturing, brewing, dairy production, food processing, and others. The secret behind a water-cooled condenser’s winning combination of benefits partially lies in the condenser’s inner workings. These units feature a highly efficient water-cooled design that functions as a specialized heat exchanger to condense hot, high-pressure gas from the compressor down to a liquid.

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What are Split System Chillers?

While most industrial process chillers come in packaged air-cooled and water-cooled systems, there is yet another type of unit to consider: split system chillers. With two distinct and separately installed sections, split system chillers feature an indoor evaporator and compressor and an outdoor air-cooled condenser. Available in single, dual, and tandem circuit configurations, split system chillers are a unique alternative for companies whose application environments cannot accommodate traditional packaged systems.

Read on to learn more about when to choose split system chillers, how they’re installed, and the various benefits they offer.