Chillers, also called industrial chiller units, chilled water plants or chilled water systems, are cooling equipment that produce chilled water (-40°C to +35°C) and are suitable for a variety of industrial and commercial applications.
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There are two different cooling media (air or water) that absorb the heat when the refrigerant changes from vapor to liquid. Therefore, chillers can use two different types, air-cooled chiller and water-cooled chiller.
- Air-cooled chillers use a condenser that is similar to the “radiators” in a car. They use a fan to force air through the refrigerant coil. Unless they are specifically designed for high ambient conditions, air-cooled condensers need to operate effectively at an ambient temperature of 35°C (95°F) or less.
- Water-cooled chillers function in the same way as air-cooled chillers, but require two steps to complete the transfer of heat. First, heat enters the condenser water from the refrigerant vapor. The warm condenser water is then pumped to the cooling tower, where the heat from the process is eventually vented to the atmosphere.