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    Who are some of the common of cooling equipment;Cooling Towers and Chillers

    I started a thread similar to this regarding boilers. Since I知 still learning about commercial HVAC I知 hoping to get better accustomed to the commercial brands out there.

    So, who are the common manufactures of Cooling Towers and Chillers? Who do you recommend as the best? Does it make a difference whether your facility uses a chiller or a cooling tower?

    I know chillers are typically installed within the boiler room, and cooling towers outside the building, please elaborate more on the differences in function between the two as well as advantages/disadvantages.

    Are Chillers and Cooling Towers typically used only in older pneumatic systems (due to presence of chilled water) or are they being installed today in new construction. It seems as though all new construction uses high-efficiency roof top units for the most part. Also these days architects tend to not want large mechanical objects around their new building!

    Thanks for all your help

    Best

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    Sorry about the title. It was supposed to read; Who are some of the common manufactures of Cooling equipment; Cooling Towers and Chillers.

    Thanks for your understanding!

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    Chillers: Trane, Carrier, McQuay, York, Frick
    Cooling Towers: Evapco

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    B.A.C , Delta, towers

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    Quote Originally Posted by MHall View Post
    I started a thread similar to this regarding boilers. Since I知 still learning about commercial HVAC I知 hoping to get better accustomed to the commercial brands out there.

    So, who are the common manufactures of Cooling Towers and Chillers? Who do you recommend as the best? Does it make a difference whether your facility uses a chiller or a cooling tower?

    I know chillers are typically installed within the boiler room, and cooling towers outside the building, please elaborate more on the differences in function between the two as well as advantages/disadvantages.

    Are Chillers and Cooling Towers typically used only in older pneumatic systems (due to presence of chilled water) or are they being installed today in new construction. It seems as though all new construction uses high-efficiency roof top units for the most part. Also these days architects tend to not want large mechanical objects around their new building!

    Thanks for all your help

    Best
    Not to be rude but I think you need to spend some more time researching and reading on this site. All the questions you asked have been answered several times over here. Use the search function and go to town.

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    Try searching this equipment online

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    Hmm Manufactures

    Manufactures: Water cooled chillers in this order Quality and Dollar. Trane, Carrier, York & Mcquack or Mcquit. (Tower evapco or Marley). Air cooled chillers(no cooling tower) Trane, Carrier & York

    Depending on the application and tonage determines whether you use a water cooled chiller with cooling tower or an air cooled chiller. Smaller chilled water applications use air cooled and larger applications used water cooled. A diiference between 400ton and 1200ton. I have seen air cooled chillers on large applications but it takes up a lot of square footage.

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    You seem like a nice guy?

    that being said!

    you should be asking what a cooling tower is and how does it work?

    then ask brand names!
    I WILL SELL WORK,GENERATE BUSINESS, GO GET NEW CUSTOMERS!
    YOU SHUT THE HELL UP AND QUIT RUNNING YOUR MOUTH!

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    Are Chillers and Cooling Towers typically used only in older pneumatic systems (due to presence of chilled water)

    Again PNEUMATICS have nothing to do with the reason they install Chillers and Cooling towers, chilled water is produced for COOLING, the controls for the Chillers / Towers were Pneumatic , then Electric , then DDC as technology advanced.

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    A chiller and cooling tower could be installed in a building as one system. The chiller being your mechanical cooling and the cooling tower would be its source of cooling for the condenser. It could also be a source of "free" cooling but would most definitely not be the only form of cooling. As stated earlier pneumatics are a control system and have nothing to do with if you do or dont have a chiller or cooling tower, it is a control system (which could be used to control such things in older buildings generally). As far as advantages of chillers/cooling towers to an air cooled chiller or even a roof top all depends on what your application is as well as whats practical for where its being installed. All of them have there ups and downs.

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    cooling towers

    Hi. Delta Cooling Towers is a manufacturer of seamless, never rust, 15-yr warranty, High Density Polyethylene (HDPE) cooling towers. Thanks.

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    How often is free cooling used? There's a big new "City Center" complex with an energy plant at one corner near us. Noticed today that they had both a tower steaming and steam coming out of a boiler stack. Wondered if they might have both chillers and boilers on at the same time or if they were efficient enough to have the tower cooling the water.

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