No oil, flooded shell-and-tube evaporation, low power consumption, low maintenance costs (even lower with remote monitoring) and high reliability with only one main moving part.
Smardt and PowerPax work hard to achieve simplicity of design and operation – reflected in low operating costs, and supported by the integration of PowerPax electronic expansion valves and the optional use of load balancing valves at very low loads.
Field reliability since 2002’s introduction has been outstanding – not surprising when you consider that some 80% of all chiller problems in the field are due to failures in compressor oil return. And these Smardt chillers use no oil.
The growing fraternity of Turbocor-trained engineers and technicians suggests that total maintenance costs for oil-free chillers run at well under half the costs of traditional lubricated chillers. This assessment may be very conservative.
Serviceability Always important in minimizing operating costs, service access is swift and simple, as is access to operating history through remote monitoring. Operating history, compressor and chiller set points are all accessible remotely by trained and authorized service personnel.
Integration through MODBUS with building management systems is standard, as is connectivity with most industry-standard protocols.
Custom design and production capacity The group’s design engineers are happy to resolve special equipment design challenges for you, but please allow some extra time and, possibly, some extra cost for these.
High-efficiency direct expansion condensing units, heat recovery and free cooling applications can all be supplied competitively, as can special materials for use in aggressive environments.
Marine water boxes, corrosion protection and other options are available and can be explored on request.
Redundancy Use of multiple compressors allows unusual redundancy safeguards; however, if multiple circuits are indicated, these can be designed in and supplied.
Smardt Chillers | Chillers
The Smardt Chiller Group – the merged Smardt and PowerPax operations worldwide - has since 1999 been developed to maximize the chiller operating efficiencies of the Turbocor oil-free centrifugal compressor ...