Centralized vs Decentralized Chillers
There are many different kinds of chillers used in industrial process. Chillers are used to cool machines, prevent sparks and other problems while fashioning parts, keeping rooms cool, and preventing liquids from evaporating. There are water chilling machines, air chilling machines, evaporator chilling machines, and vapor compression chilling machines. This wide variety of chilling machine types make it possible for any industry to find the best cooling system for their unique needs.
In general, water-cooled systems are the most efficient and effective, followed by evaporated systems and vapor compression systems, and with air chilling machines as the least effective chilling model. However, some factories still choose to use air cooling systems due to a lack of water in the area or in situations where the presence of moisture could damage a delicate manufacturing process.
Factories get to choose between centralized chilling systems and decentralized chilling systems. A centralized chilling system is located in a central location and has pipes connecting the chilling system to the other machines in the factory. A decentralized chilling system gives each machine its own specific cooling machine. Factories that have many machines that require the same cooling power often choose centralized systems, while factories that have machines that require different cooling temperatures and techniques typically choose decentralized systems. Some factories have both if the majority of machines use the same cooling temperature and method with a select few requiring their own special cooling systems.
There is no one cooling system that is better than another in a factory. Other than the efficiency ratings of the different chilling styles, there is no great benefit from choosing one system over another. Factories can save money by using a centralized system, but not every factory can use a centralized chilling system to keep machines and manufacturing processes cool.