The Art of Chilled Water for Process Cooling: You’re Talking to an Expert

Large industrial HVAC equipment outdoors.

For those of you new to the subject of process chillers, it’s tough to know where to begin. The complexity and breadth of information contained within this one topic are rarely understood in its totality by a single individual. Oftentimes, teams of experts are needed for major industrial cooling jobs, which is when the A/C Control team is always called in.

The Day To Day

The industrial cooling processes, chemical processes, and manufacturing processes that we’ve worked on are extensive. A prime example of a recent job that required a great deal of planning and care involved the installation of a 600-pound machine in order to replace another 600-pound machine, both of which were hanging from the ceiling. The original unit had been installed during the construction of the building, meaning that the husband and wife team who oversaw the project had to deal with a plethora of potential issues. The biggest problem they had to overcome was the impact installation would have on the plumbing of the building. However, with diligence and extensive planning, the engineering couple were able to disconnect and reconnect the plumbing system while moving the enormous system through and out of the building.

The team also came up against issues related to thermostat sensor technology. In the very old building, there were no existing options for lockout thermostats. Industrial cooling can cost companies thousands of dollars every year, so being able to control HVAC units via remote applications is a core feature for any business owner. Thanks to our combined 40 years of experience in engineering and building chilled water and other industrial cooling systems for process cooling and comfort cooling, ensuring that the building was upgraded with remote apps was easy.

Looking To The Future

Despite our years of practice in complex commercial and residential jobs, we at A/C Control are also hyper-aware of global changes in the way we evolve energy efficiency throughout all aspects of chilled water cooling. For example, the owners at A/C Control have their fingers on the pulse of the potential utilization of chilled water in the transformation of landfill gas (LFG) into a valuable source of renewable energy.

The human population is booming, creating pressures on the energy, waste, and infrastructure sectors alike. The more of us there are, the more we create waste and demand energy. This cycle requires significant understanding to maneuver in a sustainable manner. Many nation-states are turning to the biofuel industry as a presumed form of renewable energy, but that simply isn’t the case. Burning the gas generated by the waste in order to generate electricity is an inherent polluting process under most practices and is a serious hazard.

Pipeline grade conversation is, therefore, a key, but complicated, method of purification of waste in order to generate clean electricity. Chilled water is the most important aspect and the requirement for the removal of the various hazardous materials and components found in LFG. With cities like Hong Kong, Los Angeles, New York, and more, create extensive amounts of waste, we at A/C Control believe that the 2020s will become the decade of renewable energies for clean energy production, so we’ve honed our expertise in chilled water requirements for landfill gas processing.

However, you don’t have to be a city-sized operation to utilize a chilled water cooler…

Save Your Business Some Serious Money

Water-savings is the emerging trend in new manufacturing processes and other such industrial processes associated with chilled water systems for generating energy. For many businesses, using a chilled water system in conjunction with cooling towers in order to cool the air passing through handling units. These can be found in relatively small facilities, like schools, supermarkets, offices, and in larger operations, like hospitals, universities, office buildings. These systems are installed to reduce water usage, but the ultimate purpose is to save your business some serious money by increasing energy-efficiency measures.

Guaranteed Expertise

The thought leadership of A/C Control’s ownership is why we’ve had over 20 years of experience in providing the latest in residential and commercial HVAC Los Angeles services while supporting the transition of our industry to meet the demands of the modern world. If you’d like to find out more, check out some more videos and photos of our work, visit our website for more information, or call us at (310) 907-8277 to book an appointment for your commercial HVAC needs.

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