What's That Chiller Worth?
In the overall scheme of capital expenditures, the integration of a recirculating chiller into a corporate-critical production process might be financially insignificant (less than $10,000). The insignificance of this cost is quickly forgotten if the recirculating chiller breaks down and the entire production process ceases. The necessity of a maintenance contract and service for the recirculator is vital. Contingencies such as a spare cooling unit and/or a comprehensive planned maintenance/service contract from the manufacturer can quickly realize their value.