Portable Water Chillers for Industrial Process Cooling

Portable Water Chillers

Are things getting uncomfortably hot during your manufacturing process? Does your operation make you feel like you’re baking in an oven and need to escape? If you –  and your equipment – are feeling just a bit too spicy, it’s definitely time to look into getting a portable water chiller. 

North Slope Chillers Portable Water Chiller

What Does a Portable Water Chiller Do?

Portable water chillers have one main job – remove heat from a manufacturing process. They also keep the surrounding air at a more moderate, enjoyable temperature. This is definitely a plus, as it’s highly unlikely that those working directly in the process want to work in sweltering heat. No thank you!

Well-built chillers also maintain constant fluid temperature and flow of the process fluids being used. 

Water chillers are used in a variety of applications across several high-producing industries. These industries include chemical processing, dairy, food and beverage, laser production, plastic, welding, printing, and more. Other applications include cooling systems like medical imaging or server rooms that house quite a bit of technology, which are at risk of overheating. 

If you’re reading this article, it’s pretty likely you work directly with one of these industries or one very similar in nature. 

Are There Other Types of Process Chillers?

There are two main types of process chillers:

  1. Water-Cooled Chillers
  2. Air-Cooled Chillers

Both types of process chillers generally have the same cooling components, which include an evaporator, compressor, condenser, and expansion valve. They both have the capacity to reduce the heat within an operation. But that’s basically where the similarities end. 

Water-cooled chillers vs. air-cooled chillers – which is better? The best idea is to first assess your own production situation to see what specific needs you have. But let’s take a general look at both types and discuss their pros and cons.

Water-Cooled Chillers

  • Can operate at different temperatures
  • Can be adjusted to different flow rates
  • No ventilation or fresh air needed
  • Good for high-temperature situations and smaller spaces

Air-Cooled Chillers

  • Generally run at one temperature setting
  • Usually have one flow rate
  • Need ventilation or fresh air available to remove process heat
  • Good for outdoor operations or when water is scarce

So Which Is Better: Air-Cooled or Water-Cooled Chillers?

In general, fluid or water chillers are preferred in most manufacturing situations. This is especially true when the entirety of the process takes place indoors. Water-cooled chillers are more flexible, allowing the user the ability to adjust the temperature and flow-rate to fit the job at hand. Perhaps the best reason to opt for a water-cooled chiller over an air-cooled chiller is the fact that they don’t need an outside air source to release the heated air. Because they effectively remove the heat within the chiller itself, they allow for a more comfortable, cool working environment as well.

These portable water chillers are easily-installed and removed, which is another huge benefit to any facility. Because they don’t need an outdoor air source, these portable chillers can be put anywhere within the facility and fit seamlessly around existing equipment – never getting in the way of your manufacturing practices. 

Get Your Portable Water Chiller Today

Why continue to suffer through the stiflingly-hot workday? Get a portable water chiller today! 

At Powerblanket, we’ve teamed up with North Slope Chillers to offer our customers high-quality process cooling solutions. We offer three standard levels to meet your operation’s needs: Frost, Freeze, and Deep Freeze. Our expert engineers also specialize in creating custom solutions to fit your exact needs. Whether you’re looking for a standard solution or a custom one – we’re here to help.

Here are the benefits you can always expect from North Slope Portable Water Chillers:

  • Temperature Control Down to 20°F
  • Uses Smart Controls to Easily Set Desired Temperature and Control Remotely
  • Self-Contained System that Only Requires a Power Connection
  • Small and Portable to Fit Small Spaces
  • Rated at Ambient Temperatures from 35°F to 100°F
  • Hermetically Sealed Compressor and Non-Ferrous Piping-System
  • Continuous Duty, Non-Ferrous Pump, 4 GPM at 50 PSI (other pumps available)
  • Submersed Copper Coil Evaporator
  • Stainless Steel Tank with Fully-Welded Stainless Steel Couplers (12 Gallon Capacity)
  • Environmentally-Acceptable R134a Refrigerant
  • Cooling Capacity Up to 12,000BTU’s/h
  • Powder-Coated Steel or Stainless Steel Cabinet
  • Comes Standard With a Twist-Lock Plug
  • Mounted on Casters (feet option available)
  • Available Voltages: 120VAC and 240VAC

Small. Portable. Powerful.

That’s what you can expect from a North Slope Chillers Portable Water Chiller.

Give our industrial cooling systems team a call today with any questions at 855.820.3767.

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Alex Pacanowsky

Meet Alex, one of our experts in freeze protection and the head of the custom team at Powerblanket! For the past several years, Alex has worked closely with oil & gas pros, medical device startups, and pharmaceutical suppliers (just to name a few) to create weatherproof operations. No matter how cold the weather, or what needs to be heated, Alex knows just what to do! He also loves mountain biking and spending time with his two boys, 5 and 9, and two Labrador Retrievers.