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What Gas Refrigerants Do Medical Chillers Use?

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Just like an air-conditioning unit uses refrigerant to cool the air, medical chillers use refrigerant to cool fluid used in medical equipment processing. If you’re looking for medical chillers for your imaging or medical facility, this article will outline the different types of gas refrigerants available to keep your lifesaving equipment running strong. First, we’ll start with a definition of medical chillers and outline a few of their primary field applications.

What are medical chillers?

Medical chillers are specialized industrial process chillers that use air, water, or a split configuration to keep medical equipment processes cool. With year-round cooling capability, temperature accuracy, reliability, and energy efficiency, medical chillers are designed specifically for optimal performance and uptime.

Medical chillers are used for many types of imaging and other equipment, including:

  • MRI machines
  • CT scanners
  • Linear accelerators (LINAC)
  • Laboratory reagents
  • Pharmaceutical equipment

Learn more about the types of medical chillers available to equip your imaging or other medical equipment on our website.

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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.