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Operation and Maintenance of Chillers
Types of Chillers
Key Components of Mechanical Compression Chillers
Best Practices for Efficient Operation
Sample Operating Log for Chillers
Best Practices for Maintenance
Maintenance Schedule for Chillers
Chillers are a key component of air conditioning systems for large buildings. They produce cold water toremove heat from the air in the building. They also provide cooling for process loads such as file-server rooms and large medical imaging equipment. As with other types of air conditioning systems, mostchillers extract heat from water by mechanically compressing a refrigerant.Chillers are complex machines that are expensive to purchase and operate. A preventive and predictivemaintenance program is the best protection for this valuable asset.
Learn more about establishing a Best Practice O&M Program.Chillers commonly use more energy than any other piece of equipment in large buildings. Maintainingthem well and operating them smartly can yield significant energy savings.