A chiller is something like a separate air conditioner unit; it provides cooling for a large facility, such as a warehouse, production floor, and the like. A chiller can be needed to keep your staff comfortable and also to protect your machinery and manufactured items, as too much heat and humidity can cause wear and tear on gears, metal pieces, and the like. You may also need a separate chiller for your facility if your production process produces a lot of heat, such as in an area with welding or smelting. When you're ready to purchase a chiller for your facility, note a few terms to learn so you know you get the best one for your needs.

Cooling methods

Not all chillers work in the same way; an air-cooled model will use a fan to force air over cooled coils and into the room around it. You may need heavy-duty, powerful fans to ensure the chilled air reaches every part of a large production facility or warehouse.

Water cooled chillers fill a condenser coil with cooled water. This can be good for areas or rooms where there is a very dry heat, and you need to add some moistness to the air.

Split systems have a condenser outdoors with the fan and blower inside. These are good for saving space in your production facility, but ensure that the condenser will be properly protected if you choose a split system.


A larger pump isn't always going to translate into more cooled air coming into your facility; the pump rating refers to the horsepower of the pump and how much air it can push through your facility, from the condenser. The flow of the pump refers to how the air circulates inside the compressor; a higher flow rating will mean more air is cooled at once, which is also needed for greater cooling capacity.


Note the controls of a chiller, so you know it will work for your needs specifically. Microprocessor controls mean that they are computerized, offering precise temperature settings that may be needed for biodegradable goods or electronics. Temperature alarms are self-explanatory, and are also good for such areas, as these can alert you to when temperatures are getting dangerously low or high for any reason. Modular systems will offer different types of cooling methods, so you can use chilled air in one part of your facility and then forced air in another, allowing you to control humidity levels as needed.

Talk to a place like Maximus Chillers for more information.