Industrial chillers can offer significant cost savings

Industrial chillers play a vital role in the manufacturing industry, as they help keep production equipment cool, especially situations in which production downtime – due to excess heat – is not an option. It is important that careful consideration is given to choosing the right industrial chiller system for your business, ensuring its effectiveness and longevity and, as Scotland’s Official Atlas Copco Premier Distributor, BRE is well placed to help you choose.

Chiller installation has several significant benefits. It minimises production downtime through the continuous protection it provides in removing heat from valuable and temperature sensitive equipment. It also saves water and associated costs by recirculating and re-using the plant’s own water supply. Therefore, when a chiller is introduced into the system, it can contribute to substantial savings within production budgets, as it bypasses the costs and need for a monitored, municipal water supply and wastewater discharge.

There have been major advances and innovations in the design, performance, and efficiency of modern industrial chiller concepts. Due to these developments in chiller technology, capital investment payback can be realised over a very short period of the equipment’s lifetime.

Before purchasing, you should carefully consider the conditions in which the process chiller will be used, and the process for which it will be used. This will help to identify the features most needed in the system. BRE’s expert consultants can help you with that process to ensure you get the right fit for your business.

A working knowledge of chiller performance factors is crucial. What needs to be determined is: the type of process fluid that will be used; the process cooling temperature; the flow and pressure requirements; the operating environment; ambient temperature; the chiller size needed and the spatial constraints of the location.

Bob Roberson, Managing Director of BRE, who has almost four decades of experience in installing Atlas Copco systems, commented:

“Choosing an industrial chiller is an important purchase for any manufacturing business as it is so crucial to ensuring the smooth flow of the production process and improving productivity. The recent increase in sophisticated technology used within industrial chiller systems also ensures they can contribute significantly to cost savings within the production process.

“However, there are several important factors to consider which will guide a purchasing decision, such as the size of the chiller required and the spatial constraints of the location. Getting these factors right means an industrial chiller system which will provide efficiency, reliability, and most of all, longevity of service.

“For guidance on choosing the optimal industrial cooling system for your business, please do get in touch with our team on 0800 056 5929 or email us at and we’ll be happy to talk you through all the various factors to consider when purchasing an industrial chiller.”

Download the latest guide from Atlas Copco on ‘How to select a Chiller’  here