Thermal Care debuted a new outdoor packaged chiller, designed with the flexibility to provide process cooling year‐round, with a wider range of operating conditions than comparable models. Accuchiller KSE Series chillers are fully packaged, integral air‐cooled outdoor units manufactured to work in the harshest weather environments. Units are factory tested and ready for easy installation; just run piping and power to the unit and it is set for operation.
One of the great features of this new outdoor chiller is the variety of climates where it can be used. Energy saving variable speed EC fans allow the chiller to withstand ambient conditions from ‐20°F to 125°F. As an added bonus, the process fluid circuit allows for more flexibility with a set point temperature range from 20°F to 80°F.
KSE Series chillers come with an advanced outdoor PLC control system with ModBus TCP/IP & RTU and a 7‐inch color touch screen similar to the controllers used on Thermal Care’s Accuchiller NQ Series portable chillers. This robust control system provides premium performance and extensive diagnostic capabilities with a multitude of communication options making it IIoT ready including OPC/UA, BACnet MS/TP, BACnet/IP and LonWorks. Screen layouts are improved to simplify finding data in an easy to follow format. Connecting to Thermal Care’s optional CONNEX 4.0 system allows for integrated connectivity and secure remote access to all related connected equipment.
“We have worked on the development of this new product line over the last 15 months and are very pleased with the results. KSE Series industrial chillers are a new approach to outdoor chillers that can withstand the toughest ambient elements while still providing precise control for your process. The standard set point temperature range is from 20°F to 80°F. Competitive units require you to purchase options to achieve this level of control,” said Peter Armbruster, director of sales and marketing at Thermal Care.
One of the most advantageous aspects of the new KSE product line is that it comes with completely independent fluid and refrigeration circuits for built‐in backup.
KSE Series chillers are available from 40 to 720 tons in a combined system. Units come with or without integrated pumping packages in either low or high pressures designs with an optional redundant standby pump. The high-pressure design allows it to support entire plant wide cooling system needs. Thermal Care also offers a proven line of smaller outdoor packaged chillers available from 4 to 30 tons.