Top Ten Most Popular Process Cooling Product articles of 2018
1. Chillers for Food, Chemical or Pharmaceutical Applications
Cooling systems are fully customizable to meet exact temperature requirements and offer options to improve energy savings. The chillers are designed so that minimal maintenance is necessary. Quantum Chiller Series provides services for applications ranging from 250 kW to 6 MW. Pensum Chiller Series, with an output of 45 to 480 kW, is available in water- or air-cooled versions. Amonum Series ammonia chillers are available in four performance classes ranging from approximately 50 to 250 kW.
2. Cooling Tower Fill for Factory-Assembled Towers
For factory-assembled counterflow towers, both induced- and forced-draft types, fill is selected for efficiency. Factory-assembled counterflow towers typically are smaller than field-erected towers, so the fill must provide high surface area and high efficiency as it relates to the amount of cooling potential per unit volume.
3. Automatic Filtration Reduces Pipe Scale
Scale formation reduces the heat transfer rate and increases the water pressure drop through the heat exchanger and pipes. In fact, one study has shown that 0.002” fouling will increase pumping needs by 20 percent. Automatic, self-cleaning water filters and strainers for industrial water filtration are designed in accordance with ASME Boiler and Pressure Vessel Code, Section VIII standards.
4. Chemical-Delivery and Basin-Sweeper Piping Systems
MarleyGard CD and MarleyGard SP systems help maintain cooling tower water quality. The chemical-delivery system uses electronic monitoring to evaluate the delivery of cooling water treatment and its effectiveness in keeping the control parameters within specified limits. Primary monitoring targets typically include conductivity, oxidation reduction potential (ORP), treatment chemical concentration levels, general water analysis, and corrosion coupons and probes.
5. Low Charge Central System
The LCCS is an efficient central refrigeration system with a total system ammonia charge of approximately 1.5 to 3 pounds per ton of refrigeration, or 85 to 95 percent less than traditional central ammonia systems. According to the manufacturer, the LCCS is the only centralized system in the super-low charge category (less than 5 lbs/TR).
6. High Performance Liquid Cold Plates
Constructed with a fin design with an optimized aspect ratio, the liquid cold plates offer improved thermal performance, says the manufacturer. The cold plates are lightweight and compatible with industry-accepted coolants. They have been leak-tested to 100 psi and have industry-standard inlet/outlet hole sizes.
7. Packaged Chillers Have Integrated Pumps and Tanks
The GP Series is available as water-cooled, air-cooled or remote air-cooled units. Air-cooled models, both local and remote, utilize microchannel air-cooled condenser coils. The all-aluminum coil design is constructed of multiple parallel-flow aluminum tubes that are then brazed to highly efficient aluminum fins. Water-cooled models can be combined with cooling towers and other existing process cooling water supplies.
8. Spray Nozzles for Evaporative Cooling
Spray nozzles atomize the liquid stream by high velocity compressed air to create a range of 20 to 200 micron-size spray droplets. Droplet size and production is not dependent on liquid pressure. The ultra-fine droplet-sized sprays accelerate air-liquid interaction to facilitate effective cooling, and the smaller droplets expose more surface area to increase the evaporation rate.
9. Evaporatively Cooled Chillers
Series 35 has an integrated unit controller to communicate to facility management systems as well as high efficiency, industrial-grade screw compressors. These evaporatively cooled chillers are offered in capacities of 50 to 500 tons in a single chiller package. Features include integrated pumping packages and noise-reducing acoustic technology.
10. Hybrid Adiabatic Cooling System Offers Water-Efficient Alternative to Cooling Towers
The hybrid adiabatic cooling system is a freezeproof system that combines dry air cooling during the cooler months of the year with fluid cooling during the warmer months. It provides savings in water, energy and maintenance while providing dependable, safe process cooling, says the manufacturer. A water-efficient alternative to traditional cooling tower or closed-circuit fluid cooler solutions, the hybrid adiabatic cooling system pulls outside ambient air across coils to remove heat when the outside ambient temperature is cool enough.