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Process chillers (or fluid chillers) have many commercial applications. In basic terms, a process chiller removes heat from fluid and transports that heat (energy) to a location that it is not wanted to another more appropriate location. A good example of this would be an MRI or PET medical imaging system. When in operation, these systems can generate significant amounts of heat energy. If this energy is not removed quickly, these important medical diagnostic tools will cease to operate.
Unlike standard duty chillers, used for air conditioning or comfort cooling, process chillers are specially engineered for mission critical applications as explained in the example above. A process chiller (or fluid chiller) must contain specially designed for reliable operation in extreme conditions. Each component must be selected for 24/7/365 service duty. Furthermore, in many mission critical process chiller applications, accuracy of the delivered fluid temperature is paramount as many mission critical applications can not tolerate variances in supply fluic temperatures.
Below, you will find the most common applications for fluid process chillers. This by no means is a complete listing. If you don't see your specific application within the listings below, and you feel your application falls within the Process Chiller application environment indicated in the overview above, Please contact Legacy's engineering department for assistance at your earliest opportunity.
|Custom OEM||Jacket Cooling||Print Processes|
|Injection Molding||Plating Process||Data Centers|
|Telecommunications||Custom Low Temp||Welding Machines|
|Pharmaceuticals||Semiconductor Testing||Storage Tank Cooling|
|Laser - Private Sector||Lasers - Military Sector||Agriculture|
|MRI Magnet Cooling||PET scanner Cooling||CAT Scanner Cooling|
|Operating Room Cooling||Lab testing Systems||Induced Hypothermia Systems|
|Baker Processing||Craft Brew Cooling||Distilled Sprit Production|
|Commercial Ice Production||Pasturization Cooling||Custom Batch Cooling|
The first step in determining the type of process (or fluid chiller) your need for your application it to determine who your chiller will reject the heat it has obsorbed from the process. Below, are the two most common process chiller system types that represent over 98% of the market.
Air-Cooled process chiler: As the name indicates, an Air-Cooled process chiller will reject process heat to air. Typically these chillers are located outdoors thus transporting heat to the outside air.
Water-Cooled process chiler: As the name indicates, an Water-Cooled process chiller will reject process heat to another fluid based medium. In most cases, heat rejection by water-cooled process chiller will go to an outdoor located evaptorative cooling tower.