our company just installed a new Turbocor chiller at a contract and i believe it is the biggest piece of **** out there. it came with no holding charge and we have found over 15 leaks on it. we also have another contract with retrofits and have constant compressor problems and they are installed correctly and evacuated properly before installation.
I have never put one in.
I have talked to some guys in kc and they swear that they have done a couple dozen retrofits and never had a problem!
I have talked with one customer that has two and is buying two more.
100% agree with Abs and Chiller32.
have not had a lot to do with theese turbo cores but a few mates have worked on them they were saying the early models had some bugs in them but the new models especially the water cooled models are pretty good now.
its a shame the australian goverment didnt back the original designers.
A 23XRV will wip its arse and it's been tryed and testered, I have never seen a chiller of any kind that will unload to meet the output of the cooling tower and not drop out on high HP.
Why didn't the big name players take up the Turbocor compressor. There must be method in their madness!!!!!!
The turbocore has a noise dampening & condensate prevention kit available. I did 3 this summer.
what is an arse?
Sorry...fanny to you guys....
We have just installed a SMARDT chiller with dual turbocor compressors. The contol logic for the chiller is Kilteck. Our chiller is water cooled. It has been running for about 6 months with not one problem. Hope to continue with the good luck. I believe turbocor is the future of our industry. The DB (noise rating) in our machine room is unbelievablely quiet compared to our old york centrifugal chiller. I hope these gain popularity in our trade. We installed a honeywell Volcum refigerant monitor next to the new chiller to sense leaks if or when they occur. Since no oil is in the system it will be a little harder to leak check. Like any new technology bugs will have to be worked out and improvements will be made. I will post pictures of our install next week. Thanks Nathan, Sacramento California
Yes, Turborcors do have a few issues, but the company I work for has put in more Turborcors than any company in the country. Most problems are caused due to the Kiltech control not being set-up properly. We have since converted to the new Flexsys panels and have much better control over the overall system.
Most had NO serious problems. At one site problems were fixed with software upgrades. Another site had "dirty" water towers and had industrial grade water prefilters added after the installation. One had to tighten a pressure gauge fitting to stop a leak.
Another had a welder fasten a ground rod in the wrong place and take out the electronics.
Our group saw nothing that scared us about the turbocores. The Austrailians are using them. They are being installed across the country. One of the ones in Charlotte was manufactured in Montreal Canada.
We will install 750 tons of cooling at the University of South Carolina School of Medicine starting this winter after the dust settles from the bidding, and the winner is announced. We will be using factory authorized installers.