Your industrial chiller is a crucial piece of equipment in your manufacturing process. It helps keep your factory floor cool and comfortable, which in turn helps you maintain a comfortable working environment for your employees. In order to keep your chiller operating at optimal performance, it’s important to schedule routine maintenance. This is the best way to identify and fix small problems before they become big ones.
When it comes to the maintenance of your industrial chiller, there are a lot of things you can do to minimize downtime and improve efficiency. Regular inspections and maintenance are a good place to start. The chiller will be taken apart and inspected for wear and tear, leaks, and other issues. If something is found, it will be fixed or replaced.
When inspecting the parts, it’s important to note the following:
1 Is the exterior of the chiller clean and free of rust?
2 Are the tubes, hoses, and other parts covered with a protective coating?
3 Is there any damage or corrosion to the body? This can often be found on the interior of the chiller where the condenser fan is located.
The exterior of your chiller is the first place you should look when inspecting the exterior of your chiller for damage or corrosion. The exterior of your chiller will likely be exposed to the elements, meaning that it’s possible for rust to form on the exterior of your chiller. If your chiller has any rust spots, it’s best to have them cleaned and painted, as rust will reduce the lifespan of your chiller. It’s also a good idea to have your industrial chiller coated with a protective coating to prevent rust from forming in the first place.
The next section to be inspected is the body of the chiller is the metal housing in which the refrigeration components are located. The body of the chiller includes the evaporator coil, condenser coil, fan, and other internal components. The body is separated into sections so that each section can be inspected and repaired separately.
The second section to be inspected is the Interior components, such as coils, fans, and seals, should also be inspected for wear and tear. Any parts that are damaged or need to be replaced should be. The goal is to keep the interior components of your chiller in peak operating condition so that it is able to maintain its set temperature as efficiently as possible. If any components are damaged, they should be repaired before the chiller is put back into service.
This is a very basic chiller maintenance checklist. For more detailed, comprehensive maintenance procedures, please consult your manufacturer’s product manual.