Low Temperature Chillers

Creating Chillers that can cool process fluids in temperatures as low as -40°F

Some industrial processes have operating conditions where the leaving fluid temperature is required to be below 35°F. In this condition, it is important to have the right equipment, otherwise, the business process could fail. Even though the conditions are less than ideal, this is where low-temperature chillers shine, as these machines are designed specifically to make sure everything runs smoothly.

At Smart Family of Cooling Products, we have a team of technicians and engineers well-equipped with engineering knowledge, state-of-the-art technology and invaluable experience in commissioning and designing low temp chillers in different applications. Our technical library is full of the resources you need to choose and service your chillers. Ready to get started? Our expert team can help you calculate the right chiller load for your chiller application.

Low Temperature Cooling Systems You Can Count On

The technology we have at Smart Family allows our engineers to create machines that can cool process fluids down to temperatures as low as -40°F. As a testament to this claim, we have chillers (MRU’s – Mechanical Refrigeration Units) operating across the US and other countries. Some of these units date back to the mid-1990’s!

Two of the most common scenarios that call for low temp chillers are ice rinks and the cooling of a petrochemical process. Regardless of the voltages, conditions and other circumstances, Smart Family can design the right machine for your needs. It doesn’t matter if the chiller is meant for the wintry plains of Canada or the arid deserts of Saudi Arabia, as our knowledge & craftsmanship can guarantee a fully functional low temp chiller for your application.

Industries and Applications Requiring Low-Temperature Chillers

Our products have reached various parts of this planet. Over the years, we have worked with leading companies from different industries and helped them with their refrigeration and cooling needs. Major companies such as Tyson Foods, Shell Oil, Exxon, Dow Chemical and Lubrizol among many others – a good portion of which are Fortune 500 companies – still employ our machines in their daily processes.

Low temperature chilling is used across a wide range of industries and applications. 

Medical Processing Chiller

Certain medical fabrication processes and storage require reliable cooling to guarantee safety and effectiveness. When cooling failure isn’t an option, you need a medical chiller you can count on for:

  • Transforming various medical ingredients and compounds
  • Manufacturing highly sensitive medicines
  • Storage of medicines and human tissues for surgery
  • Testing of new drugs and procedures in extreme cold conditions

Food Processing Chiller

To guarantee the safety and consistent quality of frozen foods, food processing companies need low-temperature cooling day in and day out. Custom food processing cooling systems are the answer to your problems. Our low-temperature screw chillers have been put to the test in a range of food-related applications, including:

  • Fast freezing of prepared food and meals
  • Storage of food ingredients before use
  • As part of disinfecting and antibacterial cleaning 

Product and Material Testing Chiller

Many types of clothing, materials and equipment need to be tested in -40°F temperatures. Our low-temperature industrial chillers can be used for a wide range of testing applications, such as:

  • Automotive and transport equipment verification
  • Fabric and cloth cold temperature resistance and protection
  • Plastic, rubber and metal strength at freezing temperatures
  • Cold temperature performance of coolants, oils and fluids
  • Certain metal anodizing applications

Petrochemical Cooling Chiller

Petrochemical manufacturing involves machinery that refines petroleum and produces chemical compounds. Many of the processes require temperature control. Our low-temperature cooling systems are useful to such facilities in several ways, such as:

  • Maintaining cold temperatures for chemical processes
  • Chilling equipment after operation to reduce the chance of overheating
  • Keeping chemical compounds safe and preventing a reaction from fluctuating temperatures

Regardless of the chemical methods and equipment used, our chillers can manage the temperatures and ensure the safety of critical materials. You can customize our petrochemical chiller systems to your facility’s cooling needs and tie the controls into your existing BMS (Building Management System). Both water-cooled and air-cooled chillers are useful in this industry. Our staff can help you make the best decision based on your facility’s application and environment.

Ice Rink Chiller

The slightest temperature change can completely alter an ice rink. A temperature drop or rise will alter the ice’s state, making the surface unsuitable for skating. Rinks should maintain a temperature of around 24 degrees Fahrenheit.

And what makes these units even more specialized is that they need to maintain a very tight temperature difference. This requirement is unique to Ice Rink applications.

To keep a consistent surface for skating activities, invest in a low-temperature cooling system. Ice rink low-temperature chillers perform a range of tasks, such as:

Updating you on the operation status of the chiller.
Communicating ice rink temperature and minor fluctuations.
Controlling the temperature for reliable skating surface.

All SmartRefrigeration low temperature chillers are built with premium components and have provided quality service for many years. Ensure you know the size of your rink before ordering a chiller. Different chiller classes provide varying cooling capacities. The average classes for ice rinks range from 50 to 200 tons.

Air-Cooled and Water-Cooled Low Temperature Chillers

We offer two different types of low-temperature chillers. Air and water-cooled chillers rely on different processes and methods for cooling equipment. While some industries can utilize either type, other customers or job locations will only be able to use one or the other based on various factors.

Air-Cooled Low-Temperature Chillers

What makes air-cooled chillers different is that they are a complete, packaged cooling system. You can connect one of these units directly to your process and start cooling. Because of this ease of use, they are the most commonly used chiller system.

These energy-efficient cooling systems help many industries, from food processing to the plastics industry. These systems are excellent at maintaining the temperature of heat-sensitive products. One limitation of air-cooled chillers is that we do not recommend using these units when you require below -30°F leaving fluid temperature. Our rental-ready units are a great option for some people.

Water-Cooled Low-Temperature Chillers

Unlike air-cooled chillers that are ‘stand-alone,’ water-cooled chillers are not. These units require an external cooling tower to cool their onboard condenser (To learn more about how the refrigeration cycle works, check out this video.)

This chiller is space-efficient and energy-efficient and it operates quietly. It does require a constant source of water from a water tower, which can cause problems in water-restricted areas or locations where there is a lot of debris in the air stream. While some industries cannot use this type of chiller, it is a fantastic option for controlling temperatures and keeping equipment cool.

If you have a need for reliable low-temperature cooling for your industrial application, we have the equipment you need. Our screw & scroll chillers are currently used around the world to guarantee a vast range of processes for many leading companies.

We can create custom chilling solutions adapted to your specific cooling needs and find ways to add value to your process with our reliable and efficient low-temperature chillers. Our water-cooled chillers are built to last for your building.

Signs of a Reputable Low-Temp Chiller Company

A low-temperature chiller can be pricey, so it is only right that you get the best value from your investment. Choosing low-temp chillers from a reliable company is one way to do this. You are assured that the equipment you’re getting meets your specifications.

When looking for a low-temperature chiller company, it helps to research. Are they reputable? Do they deliver on their promises? Here are some signs you might want to keep in mind to help you find a reputable company:

Product Selection

There are different types of low-temperature chillers for various applications. Before you commit to a brand or company, check their product selection first. Do they offer the specific type of chiller you’re looking for?

Industry Knowledge

Who are the people behind this company? Do they know what they’re talking about? Do they know what a low temp means?

At Smart Family of Cooling Products, we have a team of experts who build and engineer our products. Before our chillers get listed on our website, they undergo quality control to ensure functionality. Backed by industry knowledge and experience, we manufacture high-quality standard and custom chillers.

Safety Precautions

Working with low-temp refrigeration sometimes exposes you to hazards like flammable chemicals. A trustworthy chiller company will take these factors into consideration when building their equipment.

Smart Family of Cooling Products has an extensive selection of explosion-proof chillers. Built to protect the chiller’s components from dangerous conditions and you from exposure, our products come with sealed wiring and adhere to industry requirements.

Professional Consultation

While you may already have a specific type of chiller in mind, it’s still best to get expert advice on what’s most suitable for your needs. Smart Family of Cooling Products offers professional consultations to all customers. Our experts guide you in making a decision before finalizing the sale.

During your consultation, it helps to let us know about the intended application of your low-temperature chiller. 

Industry Compliance

At Smart Family of Cooling Products, the safety of the equipment operators and the facility is paramount. We design our low-temperature chillers according to industry requirements. Our products comply with the electrical requirements of the National Fire Protection Agency’s National Electric Code. We also adhere to the compliance standards set by the National Electrical Manufacturers Association. You can count on us to deliver reliable and high-performing chillers tailored to your needs.

Benefits of Low-Temperature Chillers

Low-temperature chillers are beneficial to a range of industries for many reasons. Without accurately controlled chilled fluid temperatures, your process could fail or result in an unusable product.

Smart Family understands that your process is both critical and highly sophisticated. That is why our Engineering staff designs each low-temp chiller to meet the customer’s specific needs. With our unit cooling your application, you can rest soundly knowing a highly reliable, uniquely designed chiller handles every cooling need for your process.

With innovative and state-of-the-art technology, our low-temperature cooling systems will surely hold up for years. However, our customer service team will be there when you need us.

The Right Low-Temperature Chiller for Your Business

We can include many custom features that meet the requirements of your process, including explosion-proof designs, integral pumps and tanks. And because we are a service-oriented company, we ensure all serviceable components are easily accessible should the need arise.

We use strong, highly resistant materials such as hydrophilic coated aluminum non-lanced condenser fins, shell and tube evaporators (with custom designs available), stainless steel hardware and electrical enclosures adapted to your process and industrial environment.

Smart Family of Cooling Products addresses various needs and issues related to industrial settings. Be it for portable chillers or plastic processing equipment, we make sure our clients get the right products for each application. We’re a premier industrial chiller manufacturer with the experience to help.

Contact Us To Learn More About Our Low Temperature Chillers

With our system reliability, expert solutions and premier workmanship, we deliver the best solutions possible for any given condition or industry. Get your instant chiller quote or contact us today to learn more about our process cooling applications.

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