11th August, 2011 - Posted by genair_admin - 1 Comment
This blog post is an excerpt from a larger article on Custom Cooling Solutions published in the August 2011 issue of Process Heating Magazine – click here to see the entire article.
Free cooling, a method that uses low ambient air temperatures — by way of an air fluid cooler — to cool process water, is making a buzz in the process cooling world, and for good reason. Simply put, when the ambient temperatures rise in the summer, a chiller is used to cool the process; likewise, when the temperatures fall in autumn, winter and spring, the chiller is bypassed and the air fluid cooler is used at much lower operating costs due to the energy savings (click here to see a drawing of a standard free cooling system). Employing a free cooling process design, a facility can save money by reducing utility consumption and saving energy.