A chiller is a device that can cool materials, buildings or equipment down. It is a low-temperature equipment that uses a compressor for mechanical refrigeration. On the basis of refrigeration, a water circulating pump is added to enable the cooled liquid to pass through the pipeline for external and internal circulation, and can provide low temperature liquid for external equipment such as a double-layer glass reactor, an organic synthesis device, a rotary evaporator, etc. It can also be combined with a rotary evaporator, a vacuum freeze drying oven, a water circulating vacuum pump, a magnetic stirrer and the like to perform multi-functional chemical reaction operations and drug storage at a low temperature.
What is the Purpose of a Chiller?
The purpose of a chiller is mainly to remove heat from materials or objects. Specifically speaking, the circulating fluid can provide cooling water to meet the requirements of temperature and water purity, for large equipment such as high purity metal, rare substance purification, environmental experiment and magnetron sputtering, vacuum coating, etc. The low temperature coolant circulation pump can also meet the cooling needs of electronic instruments, electronic probes, ultra-high vacuum sputtering instruments, X-ray machines, lasers, accelerating leveling lamp and other valuable equipment. It is especially suitable for chemical, biological and physical laboratories that need to maintain low temperature and normal temperature conditions. It is an essential equipment for medical and health, chemical industry, food industry, metallurgical industry, colleges and universities, scientific research, genetic engineering, polymer engineering and other fields. ( The large-capacity low-temperature coolant circulation pump can be customized according to user needs.)
How does a Chiller Work?
A chiller system is about transferring and taking in the heating energy. Hence, the transformation of heating energy is the basic working principle of a chiller system. In the working process of a chiller system, the heating energy get transferred from a kind of material or any other thing to a middle solvent or substance. In the process of transferring heating energy, the pointed materials’ heating energy get absorbed and turned into a cold situation, which is the destination of a chiller system.
What is the Difference between a Chiller and an Air Conditioner?
Both chillers and refrigerators are cooling machines. Their working principle is basically same, extracting heat from materials through refrigeration and evaporation. There are some differences between chillers and refrigerators as well. Something detailed is as follows.
1. Different Cooling Ranges.
Chillers can lower the temperature of liquids in the range of 7 to -1 degree celcius, while fridges can be used for cooling the objects as well but to the temperature range of 3 to 5 degree celcius.
2. Different Cooling Materials and Application Fields.
Chillers are usually used to lower the temperature of liquids and cool chemical substances and materials, which are widely adopted in industrial, chemical, biological fields and other fields. However, fridges are more often used to preserve food and make it stay fresh, highly using at home. It may be the main difference between them.
3. Different Sizes
They have different sizes. Due to the various application fields, lab chillers usually have a smaller size than household refrigerators, while industrial chillers is more large-scale than refrigerators.