The importance of selecting a correctly sized chiller cannot be downplayed. An undersized chiller will always be a problem– never able to properly cool the process equipment. An oversize chiller will never be able to run at it’s most efficient level. Identify the correct size chiller and rely on years of continuous, efficient cooling for your application. If you would like help, feel free to give us a call. We do this all the time.
Repeat this for all the equipment you have, and add up the total BTUs. Now that you have the BTUs, compute the total tons of cooling you need from a chiller.
For example, 1 Ton of cooling is 12,000 BTU/hours
# Tons = (BTU/hr) / (12,000)
This is the size unit you should need. There may be other circumstances, like planning for expansion, that would lead you to buy a different size unit.
Warning: It is very important that you do not guess at any of the numbers you are providing. A difference of just one degree in temperature could give you the wrong system.
Make sure you compare apples to apples!
Why a Chiller?
The quality and reliability of a chiller will protect your capital equipment investment, improve productivity, and save you considerable downtime & money. We are proud to provide superior water chillers (standard and custom) that meet a variety of cooling applications.
When you consider the savings in water, sewage, and equipment costs, a chiller makes good business sense and positively effects your bottom line.