Thermal Care introduces new outdoor chiller

Thermal Care Accuchiller KSE outdoor air-cooled chillers 40- and 120-ton models. (Courtesy: Accuchiller)

Thermal Care has a new outdoor packaged chiller designed with the flexibility to provide process cooling year‐round, with a wider range of operating conditions than comparable models. Accuchiller KSE Series chillers are fully packaged, integral air‐cooled outdoor units manufactured to work in the harshest weather environments. Units are factory tested and ready for easy installation — just run piping and power to the unit and it is set for operation.

One of the great features of this new outdoor chiller is the variety of climates where it can be used. Energy saving variable speed EC fans allow the chiller to withstand ambient conditions from ‐20°F to 125°F. As a bonus, the process fluid circuit allows for more flexibility with a set point temperature range from 20°F to 80°F.

KSE Series chillers come with an advanced outdoor PLC control system with ModBus TCP/IP & RTU and a 7-inch color touch screen similar to the controllers used on Thermal Care’s Accuchiller NQ Series portable chillers. This robust control system provides premium performance and extensive diagnostic capabilities with a multitude of communication options making it IIoT ready including OPC/UA, BACnet MS/TP, BACnet/IP and LonWorks. Screen layouts are improved to simplify finding data in an easy-to-follow format. Connecting to Thermal Care’s optional CONNEX 4.0 system allows for integrated connectivity and secure remote access to all related connected equipment.

Peter Armbruster, director of sales and marketing at Thermal Care, said, “We have worked on the development of this new product line over the last 15 months and are very pleased with the results. KSE Series industrial chillers are a new approach to outdoor chillers that can withstand the toughest ambient elements while still providing precise control for your process. The standard set point temperature range is from 20°F to 80°F. Competitive units require you to purchase options to achieve this level of control.” Armbruster added, “One of the most advantageous aspects of the new KSE product line is that it comes with completely independent fluid and refrigeration circuits for built‐in backup, highlighting Thermal Care’s more than 50 years of chiller design experience for industrial applications.”

KSE Series chillers are available from 40 to 720 tons in a combined system. Units come with or without integrated pumping packages in either low or high pressures designs with an optional redundant standby pump. The high-pressure design allows it to support entire plant-wide cooling system needs. Thermal Care also offers a proven line of smaller outdoor packaged chillers available from four to 30 tons.

Founded in 1969, Thermal Care is a developer of leading‐edge process cooling technology with energy‐ saving and cost‐efficient product designs. The company provides heat transfer equipment to more than 50 industries and specializes in meeting the specific needs of all customers by offering both standard- and custom-designed industrial process cooling solutions. Thermal Care’s broad product line includes portable, packaged, and central chillers, cooling towers, pump tanks, and temperature controllers.