Pollution poses a threat to chiller performance, as the condenser is vulnerable to a number of common pollution-related problems. Alfa Laval is finding new ways to ensure chiller protection by incorporating its efficient heat exchanger into economical and eco-friendly free cooling-based solutions.
Alfa Laval AlfaQ™ is used for HVAC applications. This product range is AHRI certified to ensure optimal performance.
With high thermal efficiency and a small footprint, Alfa Laval CB brazed plate heat exchangers are suitable for numerous applications.
Alfa Laval Industrial line is an extremely wide product range that is used in all types of industries. The number of sizes, plate and gasket materials and available options are enormous.
Pollution impairs performance
A polluted operating environment increases the risk of a chiller shut down due to condenser impairment. As the condenser is highly vulnerable to attacks from corrosive chlorides, fouling impurities and biological activities in the water, there is a need to provide cost-efficient chiller protection.
Free cooling’s role in protecting chillers
Alfa Laval gasketed heat exchangers can be used to provide economical and highly effective condenser protection for chillers. In combination with a cooling tower or a free cooling source, such as a river or lake, our plate heat exchangers create an indirect system for chiller protection. This solution compared to a direct system where the cooling source is in direct connection with the chiller, eliminates pollution related problems and as a result improves condenser reliability and reduces maintenance costs.