How Chiller Pumps Provide a Comfortable Workspace

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A hot and stuffy office space is no good for productivity or comfort, so Masterflow supplies a range of pumps and chillers to maintain a cool environment all summer long.

Our range has been trusted among Australia’s HVAC (heating, ventilation and air conditioning) suppliers for over 20 years, with magnetic bearing chillers, air-cooled chillers and heat pumps leading the charge.

For a versatile solution to your office’s HVAC needs, Masterflow recommends Clivet Chillers, four pipe systems and heat pumps. They range in capacity from 15kw to 1450kw, providing premier temperature control to any business small or large.

If you want to understand the integral part that a pump plays in our chillers, get in contact with our team or check out our pointers below.

But First, What is a Chiller?

Put simply, chillers remove heat from liquid in a range of applications using vapour compression or absorption cycles. These applications include HVAC systems, welding, plastic manufacturing, chemical processing and plenty more.

These machines are typically kept out of sight, either on the roof or in the basement. The former would likely be an air-cooled chiller, while the latter water-cooled.

The average chiller consists of several main components: the compressor, condenser, evaporator (where you’ll find a pump), expansion valve, power panel, control unit and the water box.

What Part Does a Pump Play?

Chiller pumps are used to circulate heated water away from the process equipment (eg. an air conditioning unit) to a separate tank (in the basement or on the roof). This water will then be exposed to coolant and pumped back to continue cooling the equipment.

Without a pump your chiller would obviously come to a standstill and your equipment’s liquid would overheat and become inefficient or unusable. Without air conditioning, as we discussed, larger offices can become impossible to cool down due to their larger floor space and higher storeys.

How to Choose the Right Chiller Pump

It’s important to select the correct pump for your chiller because a poor selection can lead to inefficiencies and higher costs.

A pump that’s not powerful enough will struggle to pump the required volume through the chiller system – especially in a larger building with greater lengths of pipe and higher static heads.

A too powerful pump will see liquid pumped too quickly through the chiller system, giving it insufficient time to heat and cool as required. In this case, the pump will also use more energy than is required, leaving your electricity bill to skyrocket and increased load of your electrical systems.

Correct pump selection will consider flow rate, dynamic head, servicing requirements, and pump location and application.

The expert teams at Masterflow have been building their expertise in this field for decades and would be thrilled to help you make this pivotal pump decision.

Contact Masterflow Today

From the design process to making your project happen, Masterflow offers full support. For help in ordering a chiller or any of its components, or for any questions about the technology, visit the contact section of our website and get in touch by phone or email.

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