The importance of selecting a correctly sized chiller is crucial. An undersized chiller will always be a problem– never able to properly cool the process equipment. An oversized chiller will never be able to run at it’s most efficient level. Identify the correct size chiller and rely on years of continuous, efficient cooling for your application. If you would like help, feel free to give us a call. To give you an idea of how to correctly size and select the best solution for your application, please use the formula below.
Repeat this for all the equipment you have, and add up the total BTUs. Now that you have the BTUs, compute the total tons of cooling you need from a chiller. For example, 1 Ton of cooling is 12,000 BTU/hour s
This is the size unit you should need. There may be other circumstances, like planning for expansion, that would lead you to buy a different size unit.
Warning: It is very important that you do not guess at any of the numbers you are providing. A difference of just one degree in temperature could give you the wrong system.