Water Treatment for Industrial Chillers—What You Need to Know

warehouse worker with industrial chillers

Just because a process or tool is used by the majority doesn’t mean that it’s the best choice. We see this all the time when it comes to industrial chillers. The norm for cooling industrial plants is to use coolant fluid without a good system in place for filtering out contaminants.

But for the most part, that’s like trying to use your kitchen faucet to filter filthy water—your pipes are going to get trashed and you’ll spend time and money trying to clean and repair them. In the end, you still don’t have clean water and you wasted a lot of resources.

How Does Water Filtration Work for Industrial Chillers?

To achieve process thermoregulation (aka to cool industrial plants down) most companies use a mix of water and glycol. The water comes from nearby natural sources like lakes and rivers. If this water doesn’t get filtered, it brings sand, silt, and other particulates into the system with it.

Coolant fluid that isn’t filtered will shorten the life of your industrial chiller by causing corrosion, mineral buildup, and clogging. A proper filtration system is designed to remove these contaminants before they ever have a chance to cause problems.

Clogged and corroded pipes from contaminated fluid decrease your coolers’ capacity and can even shut the process down altogether. It’s expensive and time-consuming—not to mention frustrating.

The bottom line is that it’s just not worth the risk to use unfiltered water in your industrial chiller. A good filtration system will save you money and headaches in the long run. The solution? Water-cooled chillers.

How Do Water-Cooled Chillers Work?

Water-cooled chillers are a type of industrial chiller that uses water to remove heat from the process. The water is filtered and then circulated through a heat exchanger where it picks up heat from the system.

The new hot water is then sent to a cooling tower where it’s cooled down by evaporating water into the air. The cooled water is then sent back to the heat exchanger where the process starts all over again.

Not only does this filtration system keep your coolant fluid clean, but it also saves energy by using the evaporative cooling process. And since water is a natural conductor of heat, it’s much more efficient at removing heat than air-cooled chillers.

What Does Water Do for Industrial Chillers?

Water is essential for the proper function of industrial chillers. Not only does it remove heat from the system, but it also keeps the components cool and prevents them from overheating.

Water-cooled chillers are a vital part of any industrial cooling system and should be taken care of accordingly. A good filtration system is the best way to keep your water clean and your chiller running smoothly.

If you’re not already using water-cooled chillers in your industrial cooling system, we strongly recommend making the switch. Your chillers will thank you!

Find a Chiller Designed for Your Business

If you’ve decided that using a water-cooled chiller is the best way for you to save time and money, we’ve got just the thing.

Our water-cooled chillers are designed for businesses of all sizes and industries. We offer both standard and custom models to fit your specific needs. And our team of experts is always available to help you choose the right chiller for your business.Get in touch with us at KKT Chillers today to learn more about our water-cooled chillers and how they can benefit your business. We look forward to hearing from you!