Before the start of a cooling project, we are happy to evaluate the specifications and elaboration options with you.

In this way we always design the optimum cooling arrangement for your needs:

  • We look at how we can best use the specified location.
  • Which type of cooling system best fits your specific project
  • Which peripheral equipment can possibly be used to save energy and to use freecooling.

Of course, the final decision always lies with the customer, but with 30 years of experience in the industry, we only want to install the most efficient installations at our customers who can achieve the highest possible return.

Elements of a cooling system

Below we explain briefly the various elements and possibilities of the centralized and decentralized cooling principles.

Central cooling

With central cooling, 1 cooler sends cooling to multiple consumers throughout the production.

Benefits

  • High efficiency and optimization possible when a similar temperature is required throughout production.
  • Contains high-quality screw compensators that last longer.

Cons

  • When different temperatures are required as a set point throughout production, the controls and controls can become quite complex with central cooling.
  • Because there is more coolant in 1 central chiller, it will require more frequent maintenance.
  • The system is not mobile

Decentralized cooling

With central cooling, 1 chiller sends cooling to multiple consumers throughout the production area.

Pro’s

  • Multiple temperature set points possible
  • Less frequent maintenance required compared to central cooling
  • The control and controls can be simplified.
  • Cooling is tailored to each specific part of the production
  • The system can still be moved afterwards and used for other cooling purposes

Cons

  • Higher investment needed
  • Sufficient space needed in production

Used coolers and peripherals

Chiller

  • A chiller is a forced cooling by means of a compressor.
  • Set point between 5 ° C and 20 ° C regardless of the ambient temperature

Specifications:

  • Screw compressors
  • Multiscrol compressors
  • Water cooled
  • Air cooled
  • Cooling capacity: 50 kW – 1000 kW

Free cooling

A free cooler takes in ambient air and, together with built-in fans, ensures a high cooling capacity.

Depending on the needs of the customer, the installation of a free cooler can provide a substantial return *.

* The potential return mainly depends on the desired set temperature compared to the average outside temperatures throughout the year.

Standard

  • Frequency regulated regulators
  • Cooling capacity: 50 kW – 1000 kW
  • Stainless version (Inox)
  • Frequency regulated regulators
  • Cooling capacity: 50 kW – 1000 kW
  • Stainless version (Inox)
  • Cooling to ambient temperature
  • Adiabatic chamber is also a pollen filter

Microgel

  • Compact water-cooled chiller with flexible setpoint per consumer.
  • Fits perfectly in a decentralized cooling installation.

Specifications:

  • Water cooled chiller
  • Local cooling on the machine
  • temperature set point: between 5 ° C and 90 ° C
  • Cooling capacity: 50 kW – 180 kW
  • 2-set temperatures possible on one unit

Control

The central interface of the entire cooling installation.

Specifications:

  • Standard control
  • PLC controlled
  • Adapted to the customer

Hydraulics

Buffer and transport of coolant.

Specifications

  • Grundfos modular pump groups
  • Frequency control
  • Isolated tanks: 1000 l / 2000 l / 3000 l
  • Water or glycol as a medium

Choosing PME as cooling partner

Project management from A to Z

  • We meticulously evaluate every customer request and always propose the best solution with the highest return for your specific needs.
  • Moreover, you can count on us to ensure that the space provided is used optimally.
  • Finally, our service team is always ready to help you as quickly as possible.