Cooling requirements are widespread in both the industrial and commercial sectors. Cooling is generally split into two categories:
This type of cooling is applied when accurate and constant control of temperature within a process is required. Chillers are commonly used to remove heat from a process due to their ability to provide cooling capacity regardless of changes to the ambient temperature, heat load and flow requirements of the application.
This type of cooling technology regulates the temperature and humidity in a space. The technology is generally simple and used for cooling rooms, electrical cabinets or other places where temperature control does not have to be precise and constant. Air conditioning units fall into this technology group.
In its most simplistic form, process cooling can be defined as the removal of unwanted heat from a process. Removal of the unwanted heat is often necessary to ensure the process continues in a safe, efficient and reliable manner.
In many industrial processes, the heat load must be carefully managed. Different aspects of the overall application may require cooling.
Key cooling areas include:
In many processes, the integrity of the final product and the process itself are reliant on precise heat management.
The key drivers for a cooling requirement are to
Process chillers, such as Parker's range of production process chillers, can be integrated with ease into most applications. A process chiller utilises a refrigeration circuit to remove the heat load passed onto the cooling fluid (water or glycol mix) returning from the application.
Watch how our Hyperchill Process Chiller for precision cooling works in this video:
The ability of a process chiller to operate across a range of ambient conditions at variable loads make them ideal for delivering efficient process cooling. Advantages of using chillers for process cooling include:
Parker Hyperchill Plus (ICEP) and Hyperchill (ICE) chillers can deliver cooling capacity from 1.7 to 760 kW. The chillers are suitable for internal and external installations. Water and air-cooled condenser versions can be supplied with a range of power supply, UL stamp for North America. The range is versatile with numerous options available delivering full flexibility to meet the exacting cooling needs in all industrial applications.
Each individual Hyperchill and Hyperchill Plus unit is extensively tested to guarantee efficient operation and reliability under all working conditions. Key benefits include:
Process cooling is required in a range of industries, from food and beverage to industrial manufacturing to medical. The ability of chillers to operate across a range of ambient conditions at variable loads make them ideal for delivering efficient process cooling. Parker Hyperchill water chillers maintain maximum quality and cleanliness of the cooling fluid, resulting in improved process efficiency and productivity as well as reduced maintenance costs and downtime.
After more than a century of experience serving our customers, Parker is often called to the table for the collaborations that help to solve the most complex engineering challenges. We help them bring their ideas to light. We are a trusted partner, working alongside our customers to enable technology breakthroughs that change the world for the better.
This post was contributed by James Brown, compressed air and gas treatment/analytical gas sales manager and Filippo Turra, product manager, Parker Gas Separation and Filtration Division EMEA