For a large number of industrial sectors ranging from automotive to building materials, plastics and rubber to chemical, metal processing and pharmaceutical – process cooling is key to ensuring production stability and product quality. The cooled processes are extremely diverse, covering hydronic and mould cooling to product tempering.
Significant energy is needed for constant process cooling which often accounts for a large share of the operation expenses. Continually rising costs of raw materials and primary energy thus make economical and efficient energy consumption a central factor in production line cooling.
More and more companies are appreciating their environmental responsibility and incorporate operational environmental protection into their strategic goals.
The main requirements for industrial process cooling are:
The eChiller fulfills all these requirements and has already demonstrated this on numerous industrial applications.
Besides the environmental and economic benefits that the eChiller already offers by using water (R718) as its refrigerant, the following points also make it ideally suited to cooling industrial processes, in particular.
Benefits of the eChiller cooling industrial processes:
A large share of industrial processes works with chilled water temperatures of 15 °C and higher. At these temperatures, the eChiller’s fully-adjustable free cooling mode works with outstanding energetic efficiency, thus enabling cost-effective production of chilled water. In average years, these conditions are fulfilled up to 70 per cent of the year, thereby requiring operation of the eChiller’s modules only during transition periods and on warm days. In contrast to conventional chillers with integrated free cooling, the eChiller’s FreeCooling+ mode additionally allows rejecting process heat to ambient at temperatures almost similar to those of the chilled water.