Though resulting in a sturdy final product, the process of creating concrete is actually quite delicate. The strength and durability of concrete’s ultimate state depends largely upon accurate temperature control during the mixing and pouring stages. From beginning to end, temperature control acts as a crucial structural element.
Danfoss named Arctic Chiller Group the winner of its 10th annual EnVisioneer of the Year award competition. Arctic Chiller Group is using Turbocor oil-free magnetic-bearing centrifugal compressors in the development of its air- and water-cooled chillers to reduce first costs of equipment and energy consumption.
A partnership between Goodway Technologies and Multistack, a manufacturer of chiller systems, is intended to simplify the selection of cleaning chemicals for ensuring heat transfer and efficiencies remain optimal. Owners of Multistack chillers can use an online tool from Goodway to identify the type and amount of cleaner to use as well as how long to circulate the cleaning fluids.
According to a recent report, the process chillers market is estimated to register steady CAGR of 5.1 percent through 2027. The study from Fact.MR says that the market, which was valued at $8 billion in 2018, surpassed 130,000 units sold in 2019.
A hybrid film evaporator chiller that reportedly reduces energy use by 34 percent and uses less refrigerant than other flooded chiller designs has been released. Accuchiller TCF uses a hybrid film evaporator, which provides the energy efficiency of wet (flooded) systems in a compact footprint using less refrigerant, according to the manufacturer.
An indoor marijuana growing facility in Massachusetts purchased two 200-ton Tecochill chillers in anticipation of future expansion. The units, manufactured by Tecogen Inc., will ship in the first quarter and are expected to be operational in the second half of 2019. The order includes a maintenance contract that will be serviced out of Tecogen’s headquarters in Waltham, Mass.
Prepping process equipment for winter’s colder temperatures can help identify potential problems and optimize operations ahead of coldest season of the year. Goodway Technologies recommends performing maintenance and cleaning on chiller systems after their shutdown.