A chiller can be used in industrial heating application for a number of purposes. In the most common application, a traditional cooling unit is employed to remove heat from a process using a cooled media — in most cases, water — at temperatures from 41 to 104°F (5 to 40°C). Many suppliers offer equipment — from point-of-use chillers to large industrial-scale chillers with remotely located cooling towers — for these water-cooled applications.
Two factors — plant layout, and the size and temperature requirements of the cooling application — typically dictate the selection of the chiller system. Sizing the chiller system properly is key to effective cooling process performance.