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.
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.
When compared to space cooling, process cooling — or the removal of heat from the fluid that serves water-cooled equipment used in a manufacturing process — is a bird of a different feather. Interesting though — and the source of some fascination among those in the cooling trade — is that much of the equipment, tools and techniques remain the same.
The mechanical rooms in large multi-building industrial facilities are the hub of process temperature and climate control. Areas such as central utility plants, boiler and chiller rooms, mechanical and electrical rooms, and fuel rooms house myriad process cooling and heating equipment as well as systems for comfort heating, ventilation and air conditioning equipment and systems.