How to select the right chiller for your application


Whatever your industry, choosing the best packaged chillers to meet the demanding requirements of today’s industrial applications can be complicated. 

For that reason, Pfannenberg designed a 6 step guide to help you select the best chiller depending on your environment, process and type of application.

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Pfannenberg designs versatile packaged chillers which are ideal for applications that have cooling requirements of less that a half a ton up to 30 tons. All chillers are shipped as factory packaged systems requiring only field power and piping to provide recirculated chilled coolant to virtually any process. Pfannenberg’s new CC Chillers are ideal for quick setup and trouble free operation.

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Topics: Enclosure CoolingCooling UnitsPackaged Chillers

How to Choose the Proper Enclosure Cooling Product


Reliable Thermal Management:

Understanding the proper thermal management of your electrical enclosures is critical in keeping your production process up and running. Trouble-free production is only guaranteed if the sensitive climate inside your electrical enclosures is maintained, even the slightest overheating of the electronic component units can result in serious consequences such as production downtime and premature aging of parts. It’s important that you choose the proper enclosure cooling

Choosing the Best Solution for Enclosures and Electronics Cooling:

Before choosing the best cooling solution you need to know your environment. Is the control cabinet placement in an environment where the air is full of dust or oil? Is the equipment to be cooled exposed to the weather, i.e. moisture and sunshine? How large are the designated dimensions of the required cooling units? Once these questions have been clarified completely, you can move on to choosing the best cooling solution for your application.

Common Thermal Management Products:


FilterFans®

  • If the ambient temperature is always lower than the temperature required in the electrical enclosure, then  Filterfans® represent an economical solution for thermal management of electrical enclosures.


Enclosure Air Conditioner

  • If cooling cannot be accomplished by the outside air
  • If the temperature required inside the electrical cabinet should be equal to or lower than the ambient temperature
  • If the ambient air is strongly contaminated with oil or conductive dusts
  • When higher ingress protection is required (Type rating)


Air to Water Heat Exchanger

  • If a chilled water supply is available
  • If aggressive ambient air restricts the use of conventional cooling units
  • If a very high IP class is required (up to IP 65)
  • If a maintenance-free cooling unit  is required
  • If energy efficiency is considered at a plant level concern

Need Help choosing the correct cooling solution?

If you need help choosing the proper cooling product for your application check out our Pfannenberg Sizing Software, it’s a free tool for you to use.

Topics: Air Water Heat ExchangersFilterfansEnclosure CoolingCooling Units

Pfannenberg New PWS 3000 Series Air to Water Heat Exchangers


Save energy & safely cool your enclosures even under harsh conditions.

Lancaster, NY, May 13, 2013- Pfannenberg, Inc. introduces a new line of air to water heat exchangers designed to meet the unique requirements of industrial enclosure cooling applications. Our new PWS 3000 Series Air to Water Heat Exchangers offer a complete solution for recirculating water cooling systems for control enclosures especially under harsh conditions. With cooling capacities ranging from 2,218 BTU (650 W) to 34,121 BTU (10,000 W) these units are specifically engineered to allow safe, efficient use of liquid coolant to cool enclosure electronics. Additionally our sloped horizontal cover surfaces and optional NEMA Type 4X stainless steel type rating make the PWS 3000 series perfect for wash-down applications.

About Pfannenberg, Inc.

Pfannenberg, Inc. is a global manufacturer of thermal management, water cooling solutions and signaling technologies. Pfannenberg’s enclosure thermal management products help some of the largest companies worldwide stay cool and safe, protecting and keeping electronic equipment running to avoid costly downtime. In addition to our thermal management products Pfannenberg also manufactures visual and audible signaling devices for security, fire, building, industrial process, disaster warning, hazardous areas, light art and illumination. Pfannenberg is proud to provide solutions as a single source to its customers. Our business philosophy – Safety for man, machine and the environment

You can find more information about Pfannenberg, Inc. at: http://www.pfannenbergusa.com/heat_exchangers

Topics: Air Water Heat ExchangersEnclosure CoolingCooling UnitsWater Cooling

Air Conditioning of Electronic Enclosures


Click the image to view an Article published in Process Cooling “Electronic Enclosure Cooling” Understanding Thermal Management

Topics: Enclosure CoolingCooling UnitsThermal Management