You have spent a great deal of time pondering over the choice of chiller, air cooled or water cooled? Many couldn’t be that confident to go straight to the manufacturer and state the requirements and this is because we miss to analyze the plus and minus of these two equipment’s from our point of view and available resources. So here we, at Target Equipment’s have given the guide which will help you to choose the best chiller as per your need.
Water cooled chillers are voted as the most efficient ones in processing heat but they require a large amount of water. Though, when compared to air cooled chillers, water cooled ones have greater amount of net power enhancement as per its applications. English to Japanese So, if you have plenty of available water, cheap or free, water cooled chillers are the best.
Air cooled chillers do not consume water and this is their major advantage. However, they are voted as less efficient than water cooled chillers because they consume a lot of energy to dissipate heat through air medium. This is the reason why air cooled chillers have less value of net power enhancement, specifically for gas turbine. Also, air cooled ones comes as secondary choice as the cost of process is higher.
In Terms of storage again we prefer water cooled chillers over air cooled ones as the former can be installed indoor but the later has to installed only outdoors. This gives a good monitoring convenience for water cooled chillers. But sometimes more precautions are needed to be taken in the surrounding of heavy electrical units.
One of the major factors that impact the decision is the location. There isn’t any point of installing a water cooled chiller in a place that is prone to drought and receives less rainfall for a period of time. In this situation, air cooled ones find a comfortable place in your equipment list.
For the area which is connected to rivers and receives moderate or high rainfall, both water and air cooled chillers can be installed but water cooled chiller finds a cheaper spot in your list.
Lastly, the places where conservation of water is a priority and have strict water discharge regulations, we prefer to use air cooled chillers.