Understanding Explosion Proof Chillers


Some chillers operate in dangerous conditions, such as petrochemical plants. In these situations, an added layer of safety is required and that is where an explosion-proof chiller may be necessary.   What is an Explosion Proof Chiller? Explosion-proof chillers incorporate a reinforced design that protects the chillers’ electrical components from ambient flammable materials that could cause an explosion.   An explosion-proof chiller must be designed and manufactured to adhere to specific regulations to prevent combustion. […]

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Air-Cooled Chiller vs. Water-Cooled Chiller

Air-Cooled Chiller vs. Water Cooled Chiller

Air-Cooled Chiller vs. Water-Cooled Chiller, which to use?  Before you attempt to determine if you should use an air-cooled chiller or a water-cooled chiller you need to understand the reason for a chiller. What is a Chiller? As stated in an earlier post Air-Cooled Chillers – Answering the What Question, chillers are basically a refrigeration system that work by transferring the heat energy from fluids.   Chillers are used in industrial processes to remove the large […]

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The 411 on Ammonia and Chillers


Ammonia, a natural refrigerant,  is a common choice for a refrigerant in very large cooling systems.  Here is the 411 on ammonia;  the benefits, the dangers and the necessary precautions.   Why Choose Ammonia? 1 –Ammonia is economical, effective, and efficient for large systems. Ammonia is produced by biological processes and the International Institute of Ammonia Refrigeration (IIAR) states that ammonia is 3 to 10% more thermodynamically efficient than competitive refrigerants.  This allows an ammonia-based […]

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