There is no doubt that the selection and maintenance of fluid is crucial to your uptime. Testing and verification are imperative because there is never a good substitute for proper maintenance, but it is equally important to ensure a good fit between chiller components and the specified application.

 Your chiller manufacturer is an expert in the relationship between your process and their chiller. They are an experienced partner with regard to the design and operation of the chiller, as well as the process specifications. The manufacturer’s application engineers and sales personnel can, and should, provide guidance and clarity in issues regarding component selection and the interaction between the chiller and the process. Their expertise will help avoid problems down the line. This, combined with a methodical maintenance schedule, will serve to maximize the longevity of the unit, the quality of the output, and the level of uptime for the entire process. 

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