Screw Chiller

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Screw chillers are effective cooling solutions for industrial processes as well as making for efficient air conditioning systems for large facilities like office buildings, schools, theaters, factories, warehouses, shopping malls, libraries, etc. In these applications chillers use less power than traditional air conditioning methods. Read Moreā€¦

Screw Chiller A screw chiller is a liquid chiller that uses two rotating helical screws to provide the needed pressure to drive the vapor-compression refrigeration process. Screw chillers are more compact, quieter and contain fewer parts than their alternatives: reciprocating, centrifugal and absorption chillers. Screw chillers rarely break down, have long life spans and require little maintenance.

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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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Cold Shot Chillers $$$

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 $$$

Auburn, WA  |  800-845-7781

Founded in 1990, we are a manufacturer of high-quality glycol chiller Systems. We have experience serving food processing, winery, brewery, dairy, plastic and various other industries. Our packaged systems range from 2 HP to 240 HP. If we don't have the right standard chiller, we can build it. Call us or visit our website for more information!

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Pro Refrigeration, Inc. $$$
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Like all chiller systems, screw chillers are composed of an evaporator, expansion valve, refrigerant, internal piping and controls. Their compressors are the main point of difference for screw chillers, using two helical rotors that propel and compress the refrigerant gas. This type of chiller has nearly constant flow performance, and is powered by an electric motor, steam or gas turbines. Their capacity range is anywhere from 25 to 800 tons, and they are effective when used with liquid that has higher evaporating temperatures.

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The screw, or helical compressor in screw chillers consists of two mating helical grooved rotors-the male lobes and the female gullies. They are housed in a stationary casing and move simultaneously. As they rotate, the refrigerant gas is compressed by direct volume reduction between the two rotors, and transformed into vapor.

These compressors are equipped with a slide vane that adjusts the length of the compression path. The suction, compression and discharge all occur in one linear direction. An oil lubricant on the rotors acts additionally as a sealant. The motor cooling happens when refrigerant flows through holes in the screw, and the screw operates as a liquid separator. It is important for screw chillers to be appropriately sized.

When they are too big, they have long anti-recycle times and will shut down if there is no demand for cooling. This will also happen if the motors are running at high, unnecessary speeds or they are open drive. When configured properly, however, screw chillers can be reliable and efficient liquid chillers for a whole host of industrial and air conditioning applications.

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