Industry experts note that starting with process-specific information is the most important first step when selecting a chiller. Other factors to consider when selecting a chiller include:
- Required fluid temperatures and flow rate.
- Ambient temperature.
- Chiller load (constant or fluctuating load).
- Site conditions that affect chiller use or selection.
- Available site power.
- Special fluid requirements.
Process Cooling’s Cooling Capabilities Chart on Portable Chillers — in print and online at www.process-cooling.com — offers a side-by-side comparison of portable chiller manufacturers. For the purpose of this comparison, a portable chiller is defined as one that does not need to be hard-wired, can be moved with human power (rather than equipment) and generally has less than 5 tons of cooling capacity.
We have included the basic specs — configuration, condenser/evaporator, chilling method, materials of construction, process fluid and industries served — in our printed version. For tonnage capabilities, temperature range and additional features, point your Web browser to www.process-cooling.com. From there, you can review specific company listings, and hyperlinks take you directly to selected manufacturers websites.
To contact a specific manufacturer, click on the company name in the search results at www.process-cooling.com/portable-chillers-chart and use the contact information shown.