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The types of industrial chillers are air-cooled and water-cooled
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For example, a chemical company may need an industrial process cooling system to prevent overheating of equipment, or a food manufacturer may need a cooler to store and produce food. To find an industrial chiller that suits your needs, you must understand the existing types of industrial chillers.

Industrial chiller is a refrigeration system used to cool industrial fluids. Industrial chillers have a variety of applications, such as food production and plastic manufacturing, but their common feature is to use a device to cool water or air to cool equipment or an area.


The principle of industrial chillers is to transfer heat from one place (usually process equipment or products) to another place (usually air outside manufacturing facilities). Water or glycol solution is usually used to transfer heat to the chiller, which may require a reservoir and pumping system for the process chiller. Regardless of your industry and process, ensuring adequate cooling is key to productivity and cost savings.

In most process cooling applications, the pumping system circulates cold water or glycol solution from the cooler to the process. This cooling fluid removes heat from the process and the warm fluid returns to the cooler. Process water is the means by which heat is transferred from the process to the cooler.

Types of industrial chillers: the types of chillers used in petrochemical and food production industries include air-cooled and water-cooled chillers. The difference between these types of coolers is how the refrigerant releases the heat it absorbs. Each class has its advantages and disadvantages, depending on its purpose.

Air cooled chiller: the air-cooled chiller uses ambient air to cool the refrigerant. These cooling devices have many uses. Food processing and plastics use air-cooled coolers to maintain product temperature. Many maintenance personnel prefer air-cooled chillers because they are a separate unit and do not require any additional equipment.

Water cooled chillers: industrial water-cooled chillers require a separate cooling tower to remove heat from the refrigerant. Compared with air-cooled chillers, water-cooled chillers occupy less space even if they have cooling towers. But they do need a fairly large tower filled with water, and they need a continuous source of water, which wastes water. This may be a kind of damage, especially in areas with limited water use.

Before selecting the industrial water chiller, the operating conditions must be clearly informed, and the model of the long flow instrument can be accurately recommended.

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