Increasing Chilled Water Capacity for Greater Production

Ottawa, Illinois

THE CHALLENGE
The aged chiller at the manufacturing plant had a track record of unreliability, constantly going down and without a backup chiller, plant production stopped. The growing plant needed more chilled water capacity so that the newly installed hydrotherm could work effectively. The chillers were housed in a tight space, making it difficult to perform maintenance.

KED SOLUTION
Our project called for vertical skid mounted heat exchangers to position them over the bugger tank. We designed the system to have multiple chillers to handle varying loads by upgrading their chilling capacity to three 80-ton chillers and providing a backup chiller, if needed. The heat exchangers were moved inside the building, eliminating the need for glycol and providing up to 47% energy savings. Finally, we added remote evaporators, now the new state-of-the-art chilled water system allows for better control of the chilled water temperature. The new equipment has increased current production and reduced waste routine maintenance. waste as the client is getting a better product with less downtime waiting on the drum to heat or cool.

ENGINEERING SERVICES PROVIDED
  • Process Piping
CLIENT CONTACTS

Tom Loos

Energy Services Manager

309 / 674.6644

Commercial

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