The choice of a refrig­er­a­tion sys­tem for an indus­tri­al or com­mer­cial enter­prise is a task so respon­si­ble that it can be com­pared in its impor­tance with the pro­fes­sion of a sap­per, who, as you know, is mis­tak­en only once.

Why is it so? It’s sim­ple — refrig­er­a­tion equip­ment is one of the most tech­ni­cal­ly com­plex, and there­fore the most expen­sive devices of cli­mate tech­nol­o­gy. More­over, the main dif­fi­cul­ties for the cus­tomer begin at the design stage of the refrig­er­a­tion sys­tem, Arx­Proek­t­Stroy spe­cial­ists, who have rich expe­ri­ence in refrig­er­a­tion sup­ply design, can tell you more about this.

Selec­tion of para­me­ters of the refrig­er­a­tion sup­ply sys­tem

Mod­ern refrig­er­a­tion tech­nol­o­gy is able to quick­ly cre­ate and main­tain oper­at­ing tem­per­a­tures in var­i­ous ranges for a long time and do this with great accu­ra­cy. But it can do all this only if you have a well-com­posed detailed project in your hands, tak­ing into account all the nuances of the work of a par­tic­u­lar enter­prise.

Modular chiller Lessar PROF LUC-FHMA185CA constant capacity

Mod­u­lar chiller Lessar PROF LUC-FHMA185CA con­stant capac­i­ty

As a basis for draw­ing up a project, spe­cial­ists are required to pro­vide the fol­low­ing infor­ma­tion:

  • floor plans of the cus­tomer’s pro­duc­tion facil­i­ties, where it is required to install a refrig­er­a­tion sys­tem;

  • a detailed state­ment of all cus­tomer require­ments for the sys­tem design, tak­ing into account pos­si­ble equip­ment upgrades in the future;

  • com­plete infor­ma­tion about the cus­tomer’s equip­ment that con­sumes cold (modes of oper­a­tion, pow­er, esti­mat­ed fuel con­sump­tion, etc.).

The qual­i­ty of the project direct­ly depends on how ful­ly the infor­ma­tion required for the draft­ing of the project is pre­sent­ed. And, of course, the price issue. The sit­u­a­tion is com­pli­cat­ed by the fact that indus­tri­al refrig­er­a­tion solu­tions are expen­sive and not always clear to the end user, so it is very impor­tant at the ini­tial stage to estab­lish a trust­ing rela­tion­ship between the project com­pa­ny and the cus­tomer.

Each con­sumer has its own refrig­er­a­tion sys­tem

An addi­tion­al dif­fi­cul­ty in choos­ing a refrig­er­a­tion sys­tem is intro­duced by the fact that it is in refrig­er­a­tion that there are prac­ti­cal­ly no stan­dard solu­tions, and each object requires its own, large­ly unique set of refrig­er­a­tion equip­ment, tak­ing into account the spe­cif­ic require­ments of the cus­tomer.

As a rule, a chiller or sev­er­al chillers form the basis of the refrig­er­a­tion sys­tem in a large indus­tri­al or com­mer­cial facil­i­ty. Indus­tri­al chillers are refrig­er­at­ing machines with high cool­ing capac­i­ty, which are designed to oper­ate at loads from 500 kW. The selec­tion of the right chiller depends on the spe­cif­ic con­di­tions of the cus­tomer.

You should know that there are many vari­eties of chillers, the most com­mon of which are as fol­lows:

  • air-cooled chillers with axi­al fans;

  • air-cooled chillers with cen­trifu­gal fans;

  • chillers with water cool­ing of the con­denser;

  • chillers with remote con­denser and air cool­ing.

There­fore, the choice of the required type of chiller must be entrust­ed to spe­cial­ists. More­over, mod­ern chillers not only pro­duce cold, but also pro­duce heat in par­al­lel, which can then be used for indus­tri­al or domes­tic pur­pos­es, which increas­es the ener­gy effi­cien­cy of the enter­prise.

Don’t over­pay!

So, with­out a well-designed project, the refrig­er­a­tion sup­ply sys­tem is unlike­ly to be effec­tive. In order not to get an inef­fi­cient and at the same time expen­sive solu­tion, you should con­tact a reli­able design com­pa­ny, which will be able to choose the best option through a fea­si­bil­i­ty study of dif­fer­ent options.

The cri­te­ri­on for such a com­par­i­son can be such para­me­ters as the spe­cif­ic costs for the cre­ation of the refrig­er­a­tion sys­tem itself, the spe­cif­ic ener­gy costs for the oper­a­tion of com­po­nents and assem­blies of the refrig­er­a­tion sys­tem, as well as the cost per unit of cold and heat gen­er­at­ed by the sys­tem.

As you can see, even at the design stage, not only one-time costs for the cre­ation of refrig­er­a­tion sup­ply are esti­mat­ed, but also oper­at­ing costs, which must be cal­cu­lat­ed and opti­mized in advance. This is the only way to jus­ti­fy the cus­tomer’s mon­ey invest­ed “in the cold”.

Source: top cli­mate

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