Optimal Condensation Temp
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  1. #1
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    Optimal Condensation Temp

    What in your opinion is the optimal temperature for a water cooled system.
    Keep in mind $$$

  2. #2
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    I was taught rule of thumb in absence of mfg specs is 100-105 deg F for both refer and a/c.

  3. #3
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    it's recommanded that the Condinsing temperature = T (water out) + (4-9) F

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    In the larger tonnage applications, chillers are often custom designed and built for that particular job. Refer to that units design specifications. That may require a call to the manufacturer's rep.

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    As far as "optimum", that could depend. If your trying for max efficiency, colder is better, with limitations. More info is needed on what chiller you're talking about. Too cold water can harm some chillers, such as screw chillers. Too cold water can result in other problems with other types.

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    Optimal Condensation Temp is what the equipment was designed for any deviations in the extremes will affect efficiency and tonnage

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