Chillers are one of the largest energy guzzlers in any industrial setup. Typical chiller systems, including pumps, run at a specific consumption of 1.3-1.4 kW/TR. Depending on the ambient temperatures, it is possible to reduce this to 0.7-0.8 kW/TR.
Primary reasons for inefficient chiller operations are lack of synchronization between demand and supply, uneven temperature requirements across spaces, manual control systems and unintegrated operations.
Energyhive’s partners have a proven track record of designing and implementing integrated cooling systems that help cut down the specific energy consumption of chiller systems. Some of the solutions we offer are:
- An additive that when added to water (or water + additive mixture can be used in place of glycol) in the cooling circuit, the solution increases the heat transfer rate by 37% and helps save 20-35% in chiller energy consumption. Some users of this technology are Bajaj , Mahindra , Luminous , Honda , ITC etc. You can read more about this solution here.
- The second solution is used to reverse a phenomenon called oil fouling that occurs in all chillers and can degrade chiller performance by 30%, according to the American Society of Heating, Refrigeration and Air-Conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE). This solution has the potential to cut chiller consumption by 10-30% and is used by Wipro, Schneider Electric, Apollo Hospitals, Titan Industries, Godrej Industries, Aurobindo Pharma, Hyatt Hotels etc. You can read more about the solution here.
- Automating operations, using artificial intelligence, and optimization of system design can lead to a 10-12% reduction in energy consumption.
Contact Energyhive today to learn how you too can significantly improve the efficiency of chillers in your unit.