Absorption Chiller

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Absorption chillers are quiet, vibration free, reliable, low maintenance and don’t use any CFC gases. Because they are driven primarily by heat energy instead of mechanical energy, they are used in industrial manufacturing plants that use boilers or have access to wasted heat from different machinery and processes. Read More…

Absorption Chiller Absorption chillers are an alternative to standard, electric chillers and work similarly to air conditioning systems. Instead of using electricity as power, these chiller systems run off heat. They are used when electric power conditions are poor, and they significantly reduce electricity costs associated with cooling, since they do not use a gas compressor. However, absorption chillers do require greater pump energy than electric chillers.

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Houston, TX  |  800-473-9178

Cold Shot Chillers is a designer & industrial chiller manufacturer. Our products include liquid chillers, portable chillers, used chillers, stationary chillers, air-cooled chillers, cooling systems, industrial chillers, & water chillers.

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Niles, IL  |  888-764-1428

Since 1969, Thermal Care has been a leading manufacturer of portable and central chillers in air cooled, water cooled, and remote condenser models.

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Thermal Care, Inc. $$$

Kalamazoo, MI  |  800-968-5665

We have manufacturing experiences dating back to 1952 and over the years Glen Dimplex Thermal Solutions has grown in an international provider of high quality chillers. We operate out of an ISO-9001 facility and our teams work hard to bring you the very best chillers. Our teams will even work with you to create a custom chiller. Please give us a call today!

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Glen Dimplex Thermal Solutions $$$

Milpitas, CA  |  855-454-6200

At Chillermen, we do what other chiller manufacturers refuse to do. We are a trusted world-class manufacturer in full OEM production of industrial chillers that exceed customer expectations.

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Chillermen, a Fluid Industrial Mfg. Company $$$

Minneapolis, MN  |  800-432-1342

Daikin Applied offers industry-leading HVAC technologies that provide innovation solutions to customers around the world. Our product line features energy efficient and environmentally friendly commercial HVAC systems through a global network of dedicated sales, service and parts offices.

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Daikin Applied $$$

Woburn, MA  |  781-933-4007

With over 35 years’ experience in our field, our team at Roscid Technologies use our expertise to make sure our customers have the correct equipment for their application. Our CRLA300DP Chiller includes a programmable digital controller and low-level fluid indicator, and can include heating features and temperature alarms. We have successfully provided solutions for applications ranging from compressed air measurement, pharmaceutical instruments, and more.

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Roscid Technologies $$$

Miami Gardens, FL  |  305-887-5449

Universal Chilling Systems offers a range of units, seamlessly designed to serve a variety of industries, including metal working, die-casting, machine tooling, chemical processing, food and beverage processing, and more. Founded by three colleagues with over 75 years of experience in the plastic industry, Universal Chilling Systems produces units that include all major components in an efficient design. Available applications include air cooled, low temperature, and water cooled, with typical capacities ranging from 5 to 40 tons.

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The heat source may be solar, gas, water or bromide and steam. In this way they reduce electric peaks in a building's electric load, cutting costs during the hottest times of the year. They may act as the sole cooling system, or work as part of an integrated cooling and heating system. Although more complex, absorption chillers act similarly to some residential refrigerators, which have a gas flame at the bottom and ice cubes at the top.

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Components of absorption chillers must be integrated closely. The compressor, condenser and evaporator equipment are all contained in a single area within the facility. The process begins when a refrigerant, usually ammonia, carbon dioxide, sulfur dioxide, alcohol, brine or methane, is put under pressure, causing heat to build up in the compressor.

The liquid is then converted to vapor, and moved into the condenser. The heat leaves, causing the gas to turn to liquid. The cooled liquid then travels to the evaporator, and turns into gas, pulling heat from a liquid coolant or from the air. The chilled air or fluid is then pumped into the process or facility, effectively cooling it down to a desired temperature. The pump is the only electrically-powered component.

Absorption chillers may be direct, meaning the heat source is gas or fuel that is burned in the unit, or indirect, using steam or other transfer fluids to bring heat from other sources like the boiler or various heat-generating industrial processes. The system may also use both the indirect and direct heat-drawing methods at the same time.

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