Compressors, often referred to as the heart of the refrigeration cycle, are typically the largest energy consumers. Condensers fill the role of rejecting heat from a refrigerated space to the atmosphere by condensing the refrigerant.
Design-build companies provide single-source responsibility for all aspects of a project. For users of process cooling, the design-build approach means that single supplier — with a team consisting of architects, refrigeration engineers, designers and contracting field engineers, among others — helps eliminate overlap in design and construction phases, streamlining project completion. In addition, the processor has a single supplier that takes full responsibility for the project from conception to completion.
Heat exchangers, boilers and other water-contacted vessels are integral parts of many industrial plants. Often, when people think of protecting these components from corrosion, their minds fast-forward to corrosion issues that occur after the equipment is installed.
Cooling tower operators and maintenance engineers cite several common pain points associated with gearbox operation and service. Key features help minimize maintenance demands and extend operating life.
Industries that require process heat rejection often use field-erected cooling towers to keep pace with the heat load. Cooling towers have large fans and motors that can present worksite challenges, including excessive sound and vibration. Gearboxes are employed to address these challenges.
The intelliGen is a factory-mounted electronic control solution for evaporators that provides automatic superheat adjustment, temperature control and intelligent defrost control capability for walk-in coolers and freezers.
Heater/chiller units offer configurability and compactness via a single combined package. The integrated system saves space because both circuits are contained in one cabinet and are managed by a single controller.
Thermal spray coating is an industrial coating process that consists of a heat source (flame or other) and a coating material (in powder or wire form). The coating is melted into tiny droplets and sprayed onto a surface at high velocity. Upon impact, a bond forms with the surface. Repeated passes build up the thermal spray coating and form a layered structure.
Due to a smaller heat exchanger in the Tempro Series, there is less circulating water. As a result, the preheating and cooldown periods are shorter, says the manufacturer. The product line includes Tempro plus D90, which is designed for temperatures up to 194°F (90°C).
Designed for indoor, outdoor, remote and washdown applications that require a closed-loop system to protect electronics, PKS Series can be used to cool sealed enclosures and is suited for cooling industrial electrical components that need dust protection.
It is critical that process cooling systems relying on cooling towers have robust but cost-effective filtration equipment for water reuse. Cooling tower water frequently contains hazardous materials that should be managed to avoid reintroducing them into the process cooling equipment or system.