Air cooled chillers absorb heat from process water, and the heat is then transferred to the air around the chiller unit. This type of chiller system is generally used in applications where the additional heat it discharges is not a factor. In fact, it’s often practical to use the excess heat to warm a plant during the winter, thus providing additional cost savings.
Air-cooled chillers are refrigeration systems used in both commercial and industrial facilities to cool fluids and/or dehumidify air. They are used in a wide variety of settings including hotels, corporate events, restaurants, sporting events, large-scale construction, industrial and manufacturing plants, and so forth. Our portable air-cooled chillers are great for one-time events or permanent infrastructure. They are compact and highly efficient, as well as easy to install and remove. This makes them ideal for supplemental, temporary or emergency applications.
While it’s often assumed that water-cooled chillers are more efficient than air-cooled chillers, this is only true if you look exclusively at compressor costs. If you take a closer look at the variable speed control and centrifugal compressors, air-cooled chillers may make a better choice.