Users' questions

How do you maintain a glycol chiller?

How do you maintain a glycol chiller?

Top Ten Proper Chiller Maintenance Tips

  1. Inspect and clean condenser. Remove buildup of dirt, oil and other debris.
  2. Clean air filters, blow and/or wash out.
  3. Check water quality/glycol mixture.
  4. Inspect fluid filters/strainers.
  5. Inspect fluid system for.
  6. Check voltage and amp draw.
  7. Inspect mechanical components.
  8. Check all wiring.

How often should you change glycol?

Inhibited glycol is not necessary but is OK. As a good practice to maintaining your glycol chiller, we recommend to change the glycol solution out roughly once per year.

How does a glycol system work?

How Does a Glycol Chiller System Work? A glycol chiller plant is composed of a refrigeration component and tubing containing a glycol-water mixture as coolant. After absorbing heat from the associated process, the warmed coolant is returned to the refrigeration unit for cooling after which the process is repeated.

How do you flush propylene glycol?

Put 3 to 5 drops of heavy duty liquid dish detergent onto the propylene glycol spill on the carpet and spray the area with the warm water. Allow the solution to sit for 5 minutes. Scrub the area with the scrub brush. Blot up as much liquid as possible with the paper towels.

How do you maintain a chiller system?

Fresh air dampers for an air-cooled chiller system should be inspected in the same way as return air dampers.

  1. Preventive Maintenance for Industrial Chillers.
  2. Maintain your Daily Logs.
  3. Keep the Chiller Tubing Clean.
  4. Reduce the Temperature of the Condenser Water.
  5. Inspect the Condenser Water Loops.
  6. Monitor for Refrigerant Leaks.

Does glycol degrade over time?

“Solar water heating systems that use an antifreeze solution (propylene glycol or ethylene glycol) as a heat-transfer fluid have effective freeze protection as long as the proper antifreeze concentration is maintained,” said Energy. “Antifreeze fluids degrade over time and normally should be changed every 3-5 years.

What is a glycol tank?

Glycol, or ethylene glycol, is an organic compound used in various industrial and chemical applications. The chemical is used as a coolant, antifreeze solution, and raw material in the polyester industry.   The chemical is stored in specially designed tanks known as glycol tanks.

Can I dump propylene glycol down the drain?

Dilute the propylene glycol and pour it down the sewer. If you live on a septic system, never pour the propylene glycol down your drain. It will damage the bacteria in your system and in the ground. It will filter from the drainage field into the ground water and aquifer becoming a health risk for animals and people.

What is a chiller overhaul?

What Is a Chiller Overhaul/Teardown? As the terms suggest, a chiller teardown and overhaul involves taking your chiller apart, inspecting components, replacing critical parts as needed, and putting it all back together.

Why is my chiller not cold?

This may be due to a dirty or blocked condenser, dirty air filter, failing or failed cooling fan, high ambient temperature, or over-charging of the refrigerant system. The refrigerant discharge pressure is too low.