Here at Shini USA, we’ve supplied a wide variety of equipment to businesses for over 10 years. Because of our dedication and quality, for those in the plastics industry, we’ve become a trusted name. And one of the most vital pieces of equipment we offer is our line of our industrial chillers.

chillersBut what exactly are industrial chillers, how are they used and what are their key benefits? Most importantly, why should your business choose Shini USA as the preferred choice among process chiller manufacturers?

As dedicated industry experts, we offer years of expertise working on these portable cooling systems. Having a general understanding of industrial chillers, how they work and what types we can provide will help you in your decision of choosing which system is right for you and your business.

What is an Industrial Chiller?

Chillers are widely used in commercial and industrial facilities as a portable cooling system. Simply put, an industrial chiller can be seen as a refrigeration system that either cools down a fluid (water-cooled chillers) or dehumidifies air (air-cooled chillers).

Chillers are used to cool pieces of equipment in a quick and effective way. By keeping said equipment cool, production rates can continue at an optimal level.

It should be noted that although industrial chillers are used to cool down pieces of equipment, they aren’t actually “chilling” anything. An industrial chiller does not make an object colder, rather, it simply removes the heat. Our industrial air chillers and water chillers remove heat from either water or air and circulate it through a heat exchanger to cool the surrounding air or equipment.

In short, you can ultimately think of our manufactured chillers as heat-removal devices.

How Do Industrial Chillers Work?

If you’re cooking in a kitchen and want to cool down the food you’ve made, you would put it in the refrigerator. This same idea can be applied to the process of industrial chilling. Think of using a chiller as a four-step cycle:

  • Step One – Refrigeration: To chill your industrial equipment, it must first undergo a refrigeration process. This refrigeration process transfers the heat that comes with the equipment, ultimately lowering its temperature.
  • Step Two – Evaporation: Once the refrigeration process beings, the heat will then evaporate with help from either water or air (depending on if you’re working with a water-cooled or air-cooled chiller). This evaporation will cause the water or air to boil and change into a vapor.
  • Step Three – Compression: Once the vapor is formed, it reaches a compressor that increases its temperature and pressure.
  • Step Four – Condensation: From the compressor, the vapor then reaches a condenser that lowers the temperature once again and turns said vapor back into a liquid.

Once a liquid form is again achieved, it is metered into the evaporator and the cycle then repeats itself.

Water-Cooled vs. Air-Cooled Chillers

We’ve talked a bit about two different types of industrial chillers for sale in our post so far. These types are water-cooled chillers and air-cooled chillers, with each offering their own set of advantages and disadvantages.

Making the decision of choosing between these two portable cooling systems, however, should primarily depend on which one would better suit your company and your investment desires. Let’s take a look at how these systems differ.

Water-Cooled Chillers

Key advantages to using a water-cooled chiller: 

  • A more precise heat transfer, compared to air-cooled chillers
  • More energy efficient
  • Longer lifespan compared to air-cooled chillers

Key disadvantages to using a water-cooled chiller:

  • Higher up-front costs
  • Higher maintenance and upkeep costs
  • Requires more space than air-cooled chillers

Air-Cooled Chillers 

Key advantages to using an air-cooled chiller:

  • Lower up-front costs
  • Require less space than water-cooled chillers
  • No water treatment costs, lower maintenance and upkeep costs

Key disadvantages to using an air-cooled chiller:

  • Shorter lifespan compared to water-cooled chillers
  • Not as energy efficient
  • A less precise heat transfer

For a more in-depth comparison of the two types industrial chillers for sale with Shini USA, refer to our chiller comparison post.

Why Should You Choose an Industrial Chiller From Shini USA?

As a division of Budzar Industries, Shini USA has established itself as a credible leader in manufacturing. By selecting one of industrial chillers for sale you can be confident in their operation since Shini USA has lengthy experience working with manufacturers and a proven history of industry success.

We take pride in the variety and versatility that comes with the cooling products we carry. Our line of products can be used for many purposes in diverse industries.

When it comes to industrial chillers, ours can be counted on as a sophisticated refrigeration system that will consistently maintain an effective productivity level. Your equipment will be cooled in a quick and efficient manner with the water and air-cooled chillers that we have to offer.

To learn more about our products, receive answers on any questions you have and obtain a quote for your company, don’t hesitate to contact us today.