What Is An Air Cooled Chiller & How Does It Work?

Where chiller space is limited or ambient temperatures are high, air-cooled condensers can be located outdoors, remote from the main chiller, to conserve space or improve condenser performance. However, water cooling involves a higher initial investment, since these systems require both a chiller and a circulating tower system, which in turn will require additional pumps, piping, and tanks. In addition, all water-cooling systems consume significant amounts of water due to evaporation, purging, and bleeding.

Custom condensers protect against the harsh salt air, and stainless-steel cabinets are available for extreme conditions. Condenser options in these environments include Heresite coating, gold fins, and copper fins. Our water-cooled comfort cooling chillers utilize water from an external cooling tower to keep your environment cool. The benefits of these cooling systems include a long life span, quiet operation, and energy-efficiency.

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The filter drier protects your chiller by removing unwanted contaminants and moisture from the system. They do get clogged with repeated use and need to be replaced regularly. A mechanical room is not required, and the chiller may be placed in a parking lot or roof. Typically, Air-Cooled Chillers have fewer parts so there is less of a demand for maintenance. In 2007, an interdepartmental project team identified and implemented water reduction methods to conserve water and in return, save the company money.

 Air-Cooled Chillers

Arrived at KIG in October 2014 was this nice Trane RTAA 100 chiller. These units are known as workhorses in the industry, and this particular unit has the low ambient VFD fan drive option to operate in outdoor climate year round. Additionally, this chiller has the factory low fluid temperature “brine” option to handle set point temperatures 0° to 39°F .

With evaporative cooling condensers, their coefficients-of-performance are very high; typically 4.0 or more. Air cooled condensers are installed and operated outdoors and are cooled with outside air, that is often forced through the condenser using electric fans. Water or liquid cooled condensers are cooled with water that is in turn cooled by a cooling tower. Chilled water is used to cool and dehumidify air in mid- to large-size commercial, industrial, and institutional facilities. Water chillers can be water-cooled, air-cooled, or evaporatively cooled.

Water-cooled condensers perform the same function as air-cooled condensers, but require two steps, rather than one, to complete heat transfer.First, heat moves from refrigerant vapor into the condenser water. Then the warm condenser water is pumped to a cooling tower where the process heat is ultimately discharged to the atmosphere. The VX040DZV-SP is a custom designed outdoor air cooled chiller with the pump and tank built into the chiller that can be located outside of your facility where space is not a problem. This outdoor packaged chiller is designed to operate all year long in all types of weather and is an ideal way to cool your process while saving valuable floor space in your plant. Chillers are basically a closed system, which utilizes the process of evaporation and condensation to cool the air in a room.

Required for applications where the unit will need to maintain a very cold temperature. Provides both the lowest water temperature and the most broad temperature range. Amount of refrigerant does not need to change since the water temperature is being maintained at a constant. Modular strategy – Modular design of the mechanical and control systems allow for gradual build-up of the cooling infrastructure to match the cooling demand of the facility.

Please see from our videos below the test we ran to ensure the chiller’s functionality. If running glycol / brewery temps (about 28°F and 40% glycol needed), unit will achieve about 6,000 to 7,000 btu/hr. Since product innovation and improvement is our constant goal, all features and specifications are subject to change without notice or liability. Selection of certain optional features may change listed specifications.