About Process Cooling

A series of informative articles related to the industry of process cooling. Check back frequently for new articles.

About Industrial Chillers

Industrial chillers are classified as a refrigeration system that cools a process fluid or dehumidifies air in commercial and industrial facilities.  A chiller will use either a vapor compression or absorption cycle to cool.  Chilled water has a variety of applications from space cooling to process uses. (Posted 1/3/06)


About Water Cooled Chillers

Water cooled chillers and air cooled chillers are refrigeration systems used to cool fluids or dehumidify air in both commercial and industrial facilities.  Chilled water has a variety of applications from space cooling to process uses.  (Posted 1/3/06)


About Heat Transfer Equipment

In the most basic terms, heat transfer is comprised of two components:  flow of heat and temperature.  The flow of heat represents the movement of energy from one place to another and temperature is the measure of thermal energy available.  Thermal energy is also known as kinetic energy, or energy in motion.  We will focus on fluid heat exchangers, since that is what we at Cooling Technology, Inc specialize in. (Posted 1/3/06)


About Cooling Towers

A cooling tower extracts heat from water by evaporation.  In an evaporative cooling tower, a small portion of the water being cooled is allowed to evaporate into a moving air stream to provide significant cooling to the rest of that water stream.  Evaporative Cooling towers are relatively inexpensive and very dependable means of removing low grade heat from your process.   (Posted 1/3/06)


About Process Chillers

A process chiller is a refrigeration system using halocarbon or ammonia refrigerants that provide cooling for a process or industrial application. (Posted 1/3/06)


About Temperature Controllers

A temperature controller compares the actual temperature to the desired temperature, or setpoint, and provides an output to a control element.  It is a way of measuring, monitoring, and controlling ambient conditions. (Posted 1/3/06)


About Evaporative Cooling Towers

An evaporative cooling tower provides cooling based on a design wet bulb temperature. Evaporative cooling towers typically cool water to approximately 85° F, but may cool as low as 65°F.  They are the most economical approach to cool large amounts of water.  Evaporative cooling towers typically use a fan motor so a minimum of energy is used, making this one of the most energy – efficient methods of cooling systems. (Posted 1/3/06)


All About Process Cooling

To help you select the right system for your process, Cooling Technology is pleased to present you with this general overview of process cooling, including the various types of evaporative cooling tower systems and chillers, along with important considerations that should be made when selecting a cooling system. (Posted on 4/1/05)


Refrigeration and Energy Savings

With energy consumption at it’s highest levels, Cooling Technology continues to provide innovative process cooling solutions that improve our customer’s bottom line and allows them to take advantage of electric utilities rebates toward the purchase of high efficiency equipment. (Posted on 4/1/05)


Evaporative Condensed Chillers

Evaporative condensed chillers are an efficient alternative to air or water condensed chillers.  Cooling Technology offers evaporative condensed chillers from 15 to 200+ tons and can select a system best suited for the specific application. (Posted on 4/1/05)


Basic Maintenance Schedule for Optimized Performance

A standard routine of inspections that can save you money. (Posted 1/3/06)


Close The Loop on Clean Cooling Water

A plastics molding plant runs on more than electricity—it runs on water. Clean water. Lots of it. Consider even a small plant with three 165-ton and three 120-ton hydraulic injection presses. Each typically requires a continuous supply of 100 gal/min to cool the hydraulic system and the mold. Assuming a two-shift operation, that’s 96,000 gal a day and more than 30 million gal a year! With that much water going through a plant, water quality has a direct and significant impact on the plant’s operations. (Posted on 4/1/05)