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Chillers System

Water Cooled Chiller

Water-cooled chiller systems have a cooling tower, thus they feature higher efficiency than air-cooled chillers. Water-cooled chillers are more efficient because they condense depending on the ambient temperature bulb temperature, which is lower than the ambient dry bulb temperature. The lower a chiller condenses, the more efficient it is. This system has several essential components including:

  • Cooling towers
  • Condenser water pumps
  • Make-up water pumps
  • Chillers
  • TES reservoirs

What are the benefits of a water-cooled chiller?

Some users may prefer these chillers because of the smaller size they occupy as compared to air-cooled chillers. These chillers also feature higher efficiency and last longer than the mentioned alternative. Those who would like the equipment to be placed indoors may find the water-cooled machine desirable.

air cooled
  • No cooling towers
  • Better environmental stability-no water wastage
  • Low maintenance costs
  • Easier to operate and control tower freezing and tower  bypass absent
  • Chemical costs avoided
  • Water costs avoided, especially in cities
  • No water problems to deal with in case of disaster

Air Cooled Chiller

Where aesthetics and environmental conditions or water access restrictions exist, the air-cooled chiller may be applied. Both air-cooled and water-cooled chillers depend on an air stream as a means of heat transfer. The difference is that the water-cooled chillers or rather the cooling towers use a humid air stream (ambient air stream + water spray) while the air-cooled chillers use a current of ambient air. Normally water-cooled chillers are cheaper and more efficient, with the disadvantage of high-water consumption. MCC has found a way of combining modern manufacturing methods and advanced technology to achieve highly effective and efficient air-cooled chillers. Owing to that, the company’s chiller plants are very competitive with water chilled chillers in different aspects. For example, these plants are very impressive in terms of footprint, efficiency, and noise. Already, many chiller plants in the Middle East and elsewhere have adopted air-cooled designs and have expressed satisfaction. When used in part-load applications, these chillers are very reliable. In summary, here are the benefits of using air-cooled chillers:

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