Water Cooled Chiller – How it works

Are you wondering about the ‘ins and outs’ of a water cooled chiller and how it works?

Before we can understand how it works, we must first acquire some simple knowledge. A chiller is a machine that removes heat from a liquid with the use of vapor-compression or an absorption refrigeration cycle. This liquid can then be circulated through a heat exchanger to cool equipment or another process stream – such as air or process water.

The liquid in a water cooler is fed into a reservoir where it is cooled using a refrigerant. This is a cooling medium that is circulated in pipes located close to the reservoir in the cooler’s mechanical system. The refrigerant changes from a liquid to a gas as it moves through the pipes on its way to the reservoir because of the pressure in the pipes – created by a compressor. When the refrigerant is circulating in the pipes of the system in gas form, it has the ability to absorb heat from the mineral water in the reservoir, leaving cool and refreshing water that is readily available to drink. All the heat in the refrigerant is expelled from the water cooler through a condenser.

That was a mouthful, we know – but an educated customer is well-equipped when making a decision to buy, with a better understanding about maintenance after the purchase. Speak to us to see how we can help you with a custom water cooler.

At Frigmac, we stock an ever-adapting range of originally designed water coolers, straight out of our factory. We actually specialise in the whole process, from design to importation, and manufacturing to sale – and excellent after-sale support, whether advice, maintenance or repairs. Contact Us.