Maintaining the efficiency and performance of your chiller is crucial. You must ensure there’s a sufficient and continuous volume of cold or chilled water to provide the desired temperature and meet the demands of your operation.
Maintaining the efficiency of your system is a way to get the most out of your investment and reduce the risks of operational downtime and unhappy customers or building occupants.
Is this you?
Your existing chiller has been meeting the demands and requirements of your daily operation for years. However, a closer look at your system reveals that at certain times of the day, the chiller is cycling. An energy evaluation of your building needs reveals that at certain times of the day (when most of the building is vacant), your chiller is too big to operate efficiently. You consider getting a new, smaller chiller to operate in these low-load periods. It’s going to take a massive chunk out of your budget. You wonder – is there a better solution?
It may be more beneficial to incorporate an AQUAZONE Thermal Buffer Tank.
A buffer tank can provide the extra storage capacity your system requires in the low-load cycle, allowing your larger chiller to be kept off for these periods. Once the building is close to full operation, then the chiller switches on.
What Happens When Your Chiller Can’t Keep Up?
The need for chilled water increases as your building demands change. If your system lacks extra storage space, you might experience problems like poor temperature control, inconsistent system operation, and excessive chiller cycling. Your chiller will turn on and off more frequently to maintain the required temperature, potentially causing increased wear and tear, lubrication problems, and premature component failure.
How Does a Buffer Tank Solve the Problem?
A chilled water buffer tank helps eliminate these problems by adding the necessary capacity to support your existing chilled water system. You don’t have to worry about the limited capacity of your chiller because a well-sized buffer tank can accommodate the extra water volume required for efficient system operation.
Chilled water systems are vital to a comfortable environment, which is why they need to work as efficiently as possible. Masterflow will help you choose the right type and sized buffer tank, be it with thermal qualities or for simply taking some of the load. Contact us to solve this now.