|Glycol chiller key features|
A glycol chiller is also named low-temperature chiller, implying that the chilled water temperature is minus 0 degrees centigrade to -35 degrees centigrade. It has a special refrigeration system, mostly used to cool a variety of liquids including alcohol and other beverages.
Using a glycol chiller allows producers to lower the temperature of the product dramatically within a limited time, depending on the production requirements. For glycol chillers, Propylene glycol and water mixture play an important role in the application of a glycol chiller, more so the working principle.
For chilling in brewing, there are some processes where decreasing or maintaining temperature are mostly important – like crash cooling beer after fermentation, keeping a steady temperature during fermentation (which generates heat), or cooling the wort after an initial boiling process.
There are 4 stages of glycol chiller temperature controlling range, 0℃ to -10℃, -10℃ to-20℃ and -20℃ to -30℃. If you have special requirements, we can make -35℃ glycol chiller. But remember that the temperature stability is +/-2℃.
Glycol chiller provided
As an important part of the brewing system, the refrigeration unit and the glycol tank are an important part of cooling the fermentation liquid. We provide them (From 2HP to 30HP), usually the unit will be equipped for you according to the capacity and quantity of your fermentation tank/bright tank. Of course, you can also directly tell me the model and size you need.
|How does a glycol chiller work?|
To understand how does a glycol chiller work, we must first understand how a chiller works.
Glycol chiller, the same as a regular chiller is a refrigerator that includes a compressor, evaporator, condenser and a metering device.
An additional buffer tank is used with the chilling unit to provide additional system capacity to prevent excessive cycling, unexpected temperature fluctuations, and erratic system operation.
A chiller consists of two key parts:
One refrigeration unit which uses electrical energy to produce a cold fluid, and heat transfer coils which will move cold fluid from the refrigeration unit to the target area and hot fluid from the target area to the refrigeration unit.
Typically, the target area is the inside of a freezer or some other object that you want to cool. The refrigeration unit often consists of a compressor with some compressible heat transfer fluid such as freon.
From the above explanation, we can understand it is a chiller working principle.
Each chiller has an operating temperature range. This temperature range is determined by several variables, the most important of which are the boiling point and freezing point of the heat transfer fluid.
|How to size a glycol chiller for your business?|
For the above information, we shall know the important role which glycol chiller plays not only in industrial but in commercial applications.
But how to size a correct glycol chiller for your business come into the point.
There are some useful tips for sizing your glycol chillers:
Brewhouse Capacity, Provide total BBL (Barrel) size for the Brewhouse.
Fermentation Tanks, Provide Quantity and BBL size for one or two different sizes of fermentation tanks.
Brite Tanks, Provide Quantity and BBL size for one to three different sizes of Brite/Serving tanks.
Wort Cooling, Do You Have A Cold Liquor Tank? Do You Have A Two-Stage Wort Cooler?
If you have any other glycol chiller requirements, please send a chiller inquiry. You will receive an estimate of your brewery cooling load and a glycol chiller selection for your brewery.
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