I am experienced in property management, but not a chiller experts. I recently took over a site with a 16 y.o. 205 ton McQuay air-cooled chiller. I asked a reputable service vendor for a proposal to do tear-down and eddy current testing. My previous experience being w/ water-centrifugal chillers, i thought this was a good idea not knowing chiller history.
The vendor replied that neither tear-downs or EC's are done on air-cooled chillers. I know the condenser isn't shell/tube, but isn't there value to EC an air exchange? Shouldn't the evaporator still be EC'? And finally, tearing down these outside units isn't done?
Am i wrong or is my service vendor?
I welcome comments/feedback. thanks