Chillers & Towers

Easing Chiller Install and Service

Manufacturers Design Chillers with Contractor in Mind
May 13, 2013

While it may never be possible for an HVAC contractor to chill out on the job, installing and servicing chillers continues to be easier and easier, as, according to several manufacturers, today’s chillers are being designed with the contractor in mind.


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Contractor Tips for Chiller Maintenance

Maintenance Contracts Help Prevent Chiller Failure
May 13, 2013

When it comes to large equipment that powers HVAC systems, the old saying “an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure” definitely rings true. And nowhere is an ounce of prevention more beneficial than with chiller maintenance.


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Centrifugal Chiller Course Highly Regarded by Commercial Contractors

Course Offers In-depth Look at Chillers and Includes Troubleshooting Techniques
May 13, 2013

For more than two decades, Entech Sales & Service in Dallas has offered HVACR professionals an in-depth look at centrifugal chillers, examining assembly, theory, microprocessors, and teardown training through a series of educational sessions heralded as some of the best nationwide.


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Chiller Group Helps Contractors Navigate Field

Chiller Systems Group Meets Annually to Train and Learn
May 13, 2013

Chillers are complex pieces of equipment and a lot of training and education is needed to keep contractors on the top of their games when dealing with this equipment. 


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Healthy Chillers Make a Happy Hospital

Chiller Optimization Saves Hospital $250,000 Per Year
May 13, 2013

The chillers at Broward Health Medical Center were not achieving the kW per ton for which they were rated — a serious problem that they had not been aware of before, and which had probably cost them over $1 million in excess energy use since installation. 


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2013 Cooling Showcase: New Commercial Products

Cool Equipment for Hot Summer Weather
May 6, 2013

It’s time again for the annual Cooling Showcase. The intent is to help contractors prepare for this busy period by doing the research that will help them distinguish between brands.


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Baltimore Aircoil Co.: Closed-Circuit Cooling Tower

April 29, 2013

Featuring patent-pending SmartSpray™ technology, the PF2 induced draft counterflow closed-circuit cooling tower optimizes spray coverage to fully wet the coil. 


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Trane®, a brand of Ingersoll Rand: Centrifugal Chillers

April 22, 2013

The chillers now feature low-voltage, unit-mounted Adaptive Frequency™ Drives (AFD) on units up to 3,000 tons. 


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Rapidly Chilling Food Without Refrigeration

March 11, 2013

Only by using more advanced cooking and chilling technology can you ensure that your potato salad is fresh, delicious, and offers optimum shelf life, without the use of unappealing preservatives.


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CQM Systems LLC: Condenser Tube Cleaning System

February 11, 2013
The Automatic Tube Cleaning System (ATCS) provides energy-saving, on-line condenser tube cleaning for water-cooled chiller applications. The system periodically injects sponge balls into the condenser water stream, and prevents condenser tubes from developing scale or microbial fouling deposits.


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