Using Chillers to Ensure the Maximum Cooling Capacity in the Smallest Possible Footprint
Traditional metal working practices are time consuming and inefficient. Heating equipment takes a lot of time and therefore also uses a lot of energy. The removal of heat is also necessary, however, in order to maintain structural rigidness as well as to solidify material in the welding process. Additionally, equipment designs need to ensure it is serviceable. Equipment requires frequent physical contact for maintenance. Safety is also a huge concern with traditional welding or heating processes.
Using Chillers in Induction Welding Processes
Convection alone cannot adequately maintain an acceptable operational air temperature when the ambient air temperature is very high. Therefore, an air-cooled liquid chiller is ideal for removing concentrated heat from process equipment. Induction solves many of the stated problems because it generates heat from within the object instead of an external heat source, saving energy and making it safer to use. Automated induction longitudinal welding is a reliable, high-throughput process.
Factors to be considered when choosing a system for cooling an induction process include cost, space availability, existing utilities, energy and water usage, equipment location, potential for freezing, reliability, and maintenance.
A smart controller in the cooling system will set the minimum and maximum water temperature with an alarm. Plus, a flow switch will trigger an alarm if the flow is too low, protecting equipment from being cooled. In addition, it will have a non-ferrous tank and piping to reduce corrosion and a thick powder coating on the stand-alone chiller, and reliable, easy-to-read fluid indication level readout.
Pfannenberg Packaged Chillers: Closing the loop for Industrial Fluid Cooling Applications
By using the proper temperature setting points, operators improve performance and increase the lifetime of devices. Highly efficient cooling technologies generate cost savings and preserve electrical equipment. Pfannenberg Inc. specializes in just this type of technology. Their air-cooled liquid chiller is ideal for removal of concentrated heat from your process equipment. Operators want to select chillers that have a small footprint for equivalent capacity which is offered in Pfannenberg Inc.’s product lines as well.
Pfannenberg’s chillers guarantee a central and economical solution and perfectly meet the need for precise temperature control and absolute reliability. Whether it is a compact or large chiller, maximum cooling capacity in the smallest possible footprint is guaranteed thanks to the heavy-duty micro channel condensers that offer high efficiency and long service life in hot, corrosive, or dirty ambient environments.
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