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ATLANTA, GA, May 06, 2014 /24-7PressRelease/ -- The Carrier compressor supplier, APM Cool, talks about the best ways to keep your commercial AC system's chiller unit running well year-round.
A chiller is a device that cools liquid either by absorption refrigeration or vapor compression and is then processed through a heat exchanger where it can finally be used to cool external air or operating equipment.
How to Care for Your Chiller
Given the need for these machines, regular maintenance is essential for preventing expensive repairs and catastrophic system failure, which can happen if the chiller's condition is not tested or is neglected for an extended period of time.
The Copeland compressor specialists note HVAC technicians typically perform three main tests when determining chiller performance, and these are: rotar bar testing, infrared thermography and vibration analysis.
While advancements in chiller maintenance technology have been made, namely the development of automated systems that can monitor performance, nothing replaces hands-on checkups from a qualified technician.
Though modern technology has helped lower operating costs, there are a few things best left to manual testing. Perhaps the most important of these is the creation of a logbook that reports system analytics and schematics in detail. By comparing operational output data, the technician will be better able to detect and fix an issue before it worsens.
According to David DeBuc, Vice President of APM Cool, "Oil and refrigerant samples should be taken at each inspection, and the system's evaporator and condenser tubes should be checked for clogs. The water in the chiller should also be tested for purity, as contaminants can corrode critical machine parts and promote further wear and tear."
APM Cool sells a wide range of industrial refrigeration compressors. You can learn more about their business by visiting http://www.apmcool.com.
About APM Cool:
APM Cool is a family-owned business that has been serving the Atlanta-metropolitan area for more than 50 years. Our staff has the knowledge and expertise to help you find just the right compressor or parts you need - and at great prices.
For more information, visit http://www.apmcool.com.
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