Process Temperature Control can account for a significant proportion of your lifecycle costs as well as being fundamental to your production and product quality, so it’s essential that you have the right solution for your process and operation.
Whether you’re looking to upscale production, replace existing temperature control equipment for more energy-efficient systems or develop a new production site, we can help.
From small, one site production to global manufacturing operations, our breadth of application expertise and process cooling solutions will ensure your production is efficient and optimised.
Our process cooling solutions from -40°C to 30°C include:
- Fully packaged chillers from 1.7kW to 505 kW
- Energy-efficient process chillers, adiabatic coolers and dry air coolers from 42kW to 3mW
With our full turnkey solutions from in-house technical design and QHSE teams to installation, commissioning, maintenance and contingency plans, we can provide a complete solution – ensuring your temperature control is efficient and cost-effective for reduced cycle times, energy costs and increased product quality.
Take a look at some of our cooling solutions, designed specifically for manufacturing processes:
Process chillers contain a chemical compound, called refrigerant, and work on the basic principle of compression and phase change of the refrigerant from liquid to gas and back to liquid. The process by which heat is removed from a process fluid and is based on the process of compression and expansion of the refrigerant is called the refrigeration cycle. The main components that compose the refrigeration circuit are: Compressor: gives the gas the energy needed to change from low-pressure gas to high-pressure gas Condenser: heat exchanger in which ambient air (or water) removes heat from high-pressure gas by cooling it to a high-pressure liquid Expansion Valve: allows expansion of the refrigerant fluid from a high-pressure, high-temperature liquid to a low-pressure, low-temperature gas/liquid mixture. Evaporator: heat exchanger in which the gas/liquid mixture at low pressure and low temperature absorbs heat from the process water or water/glycol solution
Process chillers are designed to operate at different temperatures, with different fluids and varying flow rates. They have the possibility of integrating several pumps and several hydraulic and cooling circuits; they normally also include a hydraulic tank to compensate for sudden variations in the thermal load on the user side. This flexibility of use and the high level of reliability are the main factors that differentiate it from air conditioning chillers. The energy efficiency assessment of an industrial chiller follows the rules of European Regulation (EU) 2016/2281 for high temperature chillers (SEPR HT) and (EU) 2015/1095 for medium temperature chillers (SEPR MT).