A food and drink supply chain specialist is looking to the future after investing in an environmentally efficient chill store cooling system based around the Azanechiller.
The award-winning logistics company required a refrigeration plant for a new 100,000 sq ft chilled distribution centre.
The project was to be installed on a strict schedule and demanded the latest in high efficiency refrigeration plant. The perfect solution was two air cooled Azanechillers providing cooling to a secondary glycol loop. These ammonia packaged chillers are complete refrigeration systems, ideally suited to temperature controlled storage as well as food processing, building services and process cooling.
The quick and easy installation of the Azanechiller packages meant that the project team converted the existing ambient warehouse into a fully operational chill store in just 13 weeks. The services infrastructure was installed and initially connected to a pair of temporary chillers.
Caleb Nelson, Azane Inc’s VP - Business Development, says: "As a complete refrigeration package, Azanechiller is easy to install. Only an electrical supply and flow/return pipework is required to provide cooling. This cuts down installation and start-up time, whilst also avoiding the need for a machinery room."
The plant is located externally on a concrete plinth adjacent to the building. The customer PLC control system allow networking of the chiller and ensures optimum performance, with HMI touch screen interface and internet connection for offsite remote monitoring.
The system features two AA210 air-cooled Azanechillers with ammonia as primary and glycol as secondary refrigerant. Each Azanechiller has an operating capacity of 128TR to maintain the chill store at 35 to 40 degrees Fahrenheit.
Suitable for cooling both water and glycol, Azanechiller was developed for environmentally conscious end users. Ammonia is a naturally occurring refrigerant with zero ozone depletion potential and zero global warming potential.
Azanechiller typically offers a 30% increase in performance compared with standard HFC chillers. Its packaged design and careful component selection result in an ultra low refrigerant charge, with all ammonia contained within the chiller and located outside the warehouse or production facility.
Azanechiller features high quality, industrial components to offer unrivalled performance, reliability and low maintenance. Each unit includes two screw compressors, low noise drive motors and Azane’s own design of low charge suction accumulator.
Azanechiller is available as an air-cooled or water-cooled unit with cooling capacity from 60TR to 210TR. Air-cooled Azanechillers feature high efficiency EC condenser fan technology. Water-cooled Azanechillers include a welded plate heat exchanger evaporator to minimise refrigerant charge. Both include floating header pressure control, which optimises efficiency at part load conditions and low ambient temperatures.
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