Air Cooled Chiller

Air Cooled Chiller

  • Air-cooled chiller capacity 5 to 200Ton
  • Temperature control from 7℃ to 35℃
  • Energy efficiency scroll/screw compressor
  • All protection devices with air cooled chiller
  • Shell&tube or SS PHE for optional
  • Easy installation and energy saving
  • Full chiller models&cooling capacity available

Your Leading Air Cooled Chiller Manufacturer and Supplier Over 20 Years

TopChiller is a professional air-cooled chiller manufacturer and supplier in China for over 20 years.

An air-cooled chiller is some kind of air chiller that used an air-cooled type condenser as the heat exchanging device.

An air-cooled chiller is in the range of air chiller and air cooling chiller, sometimes also called air-cooled packaged chiller or portable air chiller, air to water chiller, and air-cooled water chiller.

Air-cooled chiller, with a wide range of types, capacities, and sustainable refrigerant options, TopChiller is a leader in air-cooled chiller design and manufacturing.

As a professional air-cooled chiller supplier in China, TopChilller is specialized in manufacturing all kinds of air-cooled chillers since the year of 1999.

An air-cooled chiller is a best-selling chiller at TopChiller, 80% of TopChiller products are air-cooled chillers.

TopChiller is supplying a complete line of air-cooled chillers, this air-cooled chiller has a cooling capacity of 1.5KW to 568KW and water temperature control range from 7℃ to 30℃, while the water temperature stability is +/-0.1℃ to +/-2℃.

Air-cooled chiller designed and manufactured by TopChiller has 3 or 4 refrigerant circuits for air chiller models from AC-25AF to AC-60AF depending on chiller refrigeration capacity.

Each refrigeration circuit in the air-cooled chiller is adjustable based on the required cooling capacity load, to realize work or stop independently for your air-cooled chiller safety and energy saving consideration.

An air-cooled chiller made by TopChiller consists of a scroll compressor, air-cooled type condenser, built-in water pump, and water tank to make a complete compressed refrigeration and water cooling system.

For the scroll compressor in a small cooling capacity air-cooled chiller model, TopChiller uses Copeland from the USA, Danfoss from France, and Panasonic/Sanyo from Japan.

All these scroll compressors feature excellent cooling capacity with compressor inner protection and energy saving.

But for big capacity air-cooled chiller models, we always use semi-hermetic screw-type compressors like Bitzer from Germany and Handbell from Taiwan China.

This kind of screw-type compressor features high cooling efficiency, low noise, and long service life to ensure your air-cooled chiller is smooth running, high cooling performance with energy-saving.

For the evaporator of the standard small model air-cooled chiller, TopChiller uses a 304# stainless steel water tank with the coil, but stainless steel plate heat exchanger and closed-loop shell & tube heat exchanger are also available.

For a big capacity air-cooled chiller, we usually prefer a closed-loop shell and tube-type heat exchanger for the best cooling performance.

The high efficiency and durable air-cooled type condenser use the finned copper tube with aluminum and a big air volume cooling fan.

Besides the above, the air-cooled chiller has a box-type structure, beautiful appearance, compact structure, can check running conditions of the air-cooled chiller at any time.

High-quality air-cooled chiller designed and manufactured at TopChiller features some outstanding advantages as below:

1. High efficiency, TopChiller air-cooled chiller takes a balanced approach to lower energy costs. We deliver high full-load performance to reduce demand charges and high part-load performance to reduce kWh rate charges. Understanding future air-cooled chiller performance requirements are critical to selecting the best air-cooled chiller for the project.

2. Low noise, TopChiller air-cooled chillers with low noise air blowers offer different acoustic options to choose the level of sound treatment that meets each application’s requirements.

3. Sustainability, TopChiller is an advocate of environmental sustainability and leading the industry in reducing energy footprint. We’ve developed our air-cooled chillers with this intent in mind. All the air-cooled chiller-charged environmentally friendly refrigerants like R134a, R407c, and R4010a.

4. Compact design and easy installation, Our air-cooled chiller features a compact design, easy installation/operation with low cost/labor to do regular maintenance. These features will save the chiller owner’s space and cost.

TopChiller offers a portfolio of air-cooled chillers for a variety of applications, Our air-cooled chillers are widely used in a variety of industrial process cooling and air conditioning applications.

TopChiller is a professional company in air-cooled chiller manufacturing with 20 years of rich experience.

Since the year 2003, TopChiller has exported thousands of high-quality air-cooled chillers throughout the whole world.

The end-users of our air-cooled chillers from the Philippines, Australia, New Zealand, Malaysia, Singapore, Indonesia, Chile, Mexico, Costa Rica, Brazil, Argentina, Colombia, South Africa, Nigeria, Saudi Arabia, Dubai, Spain, Italy, etc.

If you are looking for a high-quality air-cooled chiller manufacturer?

If you want to buy a new air-cooled chiller to support your business?

TopChiller is ready to provide all technical support and business negotiation.

Please contact TopChiller sales to get your air-cooled chiller solution at the best price.

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General Description:

Air Cooled Chiller is an efficient cooling device intended to work on refrigeration principle for emitting heat of a processing machine with the assistance of chilled air supply. It is equipped with an air-cooled condenser that takes up the refrigerant heat and liberates it outside by fresh air supply.

PID temperature controller, hot gas bypass valves, scroll/screw compressor for refrigerant compression, air-cooled condenser, disconnect switches, corrosion-resistant heat exchanger, expansion valves are integral components of Air Cooled Chiller performing the fluent operation.

Cooling needs of different industrial applications are fulfilled by Air Cooled Chiller manufactured by TopChiller as the medical industry, plastic industry, supermarkets, pharmaceutical, drugs designing, offices, hospitals, laboratories, HVAC system, and food industry.

TopChiller is the leading manufacturer and innovator that has earned reputed fame by manufacturing customer-oriented and standardized quality Air Cooled Chiller.

By gaining extensive working experience, TopChiller is now intended to protect your valuable industrial processing equipment by offering innovative Air Cooling Solutions.

If you require an Air Cooling Unit for your industrial application at low ambient temperature and a manufacturer for business collaboration? TopChiller is a top-rated enterprise that will be standing first to meet your cooling needs by offering a reliable working Air Cooled Chiller.

There is no need to waste your time searching when the best option is already available. Make sure to fix a meeting with our sales staff for your deep satisfaction then confirm your order.

Features and Advantages:

Air Cooled Chiller has some unique features to offer outstanding benefits for a specified application as:


  • An air-cooled condenser is the main component installed between the compressor and expansion valve. Its condenser coils are always with plenty of fresh air. When the refrigerant reaches condenser coils, fresh air quickly absorbs heat and spreads it around.


  • PID temperature controller prevents the unit parts from high-temperature harm. It is configured to bring temperature at a set scale or shut off the unit in a problematic alarming situation.
  • Cooling fans connected with the condenser provide a constant fresh air supply. It also directs air to efficiently absorb heat and moves away from the condenser vicinity for new fresh circulation.


  • Heat collected from the system is exchanged with liquid refrigerant by corrosion-resistant shell and tube-type heat exchanger. It allows coolant to flow back in the processing machine for cooling supply.


  • An environment-friendly refrigerant and less number of installed accessories decrease maintenance and installation costs.


TopChiller professional team can help you customize your Air Cooled Chiller according to the requirements of your applications and industrial budget.

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Air Cooled Chiller

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TopChiller: Your Leading Air Cooled Chiller Supplier and Company in China

TopChiller specialized in manufacturing air-cooled chillers with rich experience.

Each air-cooled chiller manufactured from TopChiller has a built-in water tank and water pump, some of the charged refrigerants R407c, R410a, and R134a are also available for high ambient temperature.

R134a refrigerant charged in air-cooled chillers is specifically designed for certain areas such as Middle East countries.

As a professional air-cooled chiller supplier, TopChiller products have full safety protection features such as over current protection, high and low-pressure protection, flow rate protection, phase sequence/phase missing protection, and low liquid level with anti-freezing protection.

This protection makes sure all air-cooled chillers have an outstanding cooling performance and long service life.

Compared with the water-cooled chiller, the air-cooled chiller is more convenient and easy to install or maintain. Also, air-cooled chillers are cost-saving on this point.

Each air-cooled chiller manufactured by TopChiller is fully refrigerant charged with movable wheels, water pump, and inlet & outlet piping.

Air-cooled chillers supplied from TopChiller are readily installed in both indoor and outdoor applications.

Air-cooled chillers as refrigeration machines play an important role in various industrial applications and production processes.

Most air-cooled chillers are often used in the plastic industries, injection molding, blow molding, metalwork cutting, welding equipment, die casting, machine tooling, chemical processing, pharmaceutical formulation, food and beverage processing, paper, processing, cement processing, vacuum systems, X-ray diffraction, power generation stations, analytical equipment, semiconductors, compressed air, and gas cooling.

Air-cooled chillers are also used to cool high-heat specialized items such as MRI machines and laser machines, in hospitals, hotels, big buildings, campuses, etc.

TopChiller is a leader in manufacturing air-cooled chillers and we provide the ultimate air-cooled chiller solutions for clients all over the world.

Please contact our refrigeration engineering to customize your air-cooled chillers.

Air Cooled Chiller: The Complete Buying Guide

In the modern industry, Air Cooled Chiller plays a significant role to provide a steady cooling source.

As such, you need to understand the details of the Air Cooled Chiller.

Here is a buying guide that will help you to understand all air-cooled chiller details.

You will be able to understand the working principles of the Air Cooled Chiller as well as its design.
Not forgetting where you can apply this kind of air-cooled chillers.

Below is the major content of this article:

1. What Is Air-Cooled Chiller?

Also based on cooling methods, chillers can be divided into air-cooled chillers and water-cooled chillers based on the cooling method.

Now we come to the topic of air-cooled chillers, Air-cooled chillers are the most popular compared to other types of chillers because of easy operation and low maintenance costs.

Air-cooled chillers are cooling systems that are widely utilized in various places, mainly industrial and commercial constructions, to provide consistent cooling water for their usages.

Air-cooled chillers can be found in a wide variety of facilities including factories, corporate events, arenas, hotels, hospitals, warehouses, and so forth.

An air-cooled chiller can be packaged with a built-in water pump and water tank. It can also be portable or stationary with no pumps or tanks depending on-site condition.

There is a wide range of air-cooled chillers to suit different needs and purposes, but overall, air-cooled chillers are used to lower the temperature of a certain space by transferring the heat there to ambient air.

Air Cooled Chiller

Air Cooled Chiller from 0.5Ton(1.2KW)to 60Ton(211KW)

2. How Does an Air-Cooled Chiller Work?

Now we all know air-cooled chillers are dispensable for various industries. Do you know how these air-cooled chillers work?

air cooled chiller working principle
air-cooled chiller working principle

I. Basic Working Principle

Generally, air-cooled chillers use the evaporator to take in the heat from chilled water, then the compressor takes away the vapor generated during this process and the vapor is pressurized and heated in the compressor.

Afterward, the vapor is released into the air-cooled type condenser. Eventually, the vapor pushes the heat out to the ambient air.

Air Cooled Chiller Working Principle
Air Cooled Chiller Working Principle

Due to pressurization and cooling, the refrigerant moves in cooled tubes where its temperature is reduced.

Finally, the refrigerant goes back over the chilled tubes and assimilates more heat and this makes the whole procedure become a cycle, thus providing continuous cooling from an air-cooled chiller.

This is the whole working diagram of an air-cooled chiller.

TopChiller Air Cooled Chiller Introduction

II. Key Components of Air Cooled Chillers

In the first part, we have learned the basic working principle of air-cooled chillers, now let’s delve deeper into some key components of these cooling machines.

An air-cooled chiller mainly consists of a compressor, evaporator, condenser, throttle device, water pump, water tank, electronic controlling system, and cooling fans.

Compressor: Among all the refrigeration components of the air-cooled chiller, the compressor is the most important one working as the power of an air-cooled chiller.

Its function is to compress the low-temperature gas into a high-temperature gas and then exchange heat with other media in the heat exchanger.

Chiller compressor

Danfoss and Copeland Scroll Compressor in air-cooled chiller

Evaporator: Frankly 3 types of evaporators can be used in an air-cooled chiller– stainless steel water tank with the coil, stainless steel plate heat exchanger, and shell&tube heat exchanger.

For an air-cooled chiller, it is generally using a water tank coil type evaporator.

SS water tank

#304 Stainless Steel Water Tank

Some air-cooled chiller end-users also choose a brazed plate-exchange or closed-loop shell and tube-type evaporator according to their needs, this is also no problem.

Its function is to use liquid low-temperature refrigerant to evaporate at low pressure, convert the refrigerant or cooling gas into steam and absorb the heat of the cooling medium to achieve the purpose of refrigeration.

SS Plate exchanger

#304 Stainless Steel Brazed Plate Heat Exchanger

What’s the function of the evaporator of the air-cooled chiller? The evaporator performs under continued certain pressure and makes all the liquid evaporate.

The evaporator creates a low-pressure space where the refrigerant is evaporated and absorbs all the heat during the process.

 Shell and tube

Close-loop Shell and Tube Evaporator

Condenser: the function of an air-cooled type condenser is to cool the refrigerant steam discharged from the compressor into a liquid or gas-liquid mixture.

Let’s know something about air-cooled condenser as below:

Air Cooled Condenser Introduction

The heat of the air-cooled chiller released by the refrigerant in the condenser is carried away by air. This is a space where the refrigerant exchanges the heat and finishes the transfer.

Air Cooled Chiller Condenser

Air Cooled Condenser

Throttling Devices: Throttling devices are also an important part of an air-cooled chiller. In general, the throttling devices are thermal expansion valves.

Let’s have a general idea of how thermal expansion valve works:

How Thermal Expansion Valve Works

When the refrigerant or cooling gas from the condenser passes through the throttling device-thermal expansion valve, its pressure and decreases greatly, and as a result, the temperature of the refrigerant drops down as well.

The throttling devices- the thermal expansion valves mainly function as a method to reduce the pressure of the refrigerant: The refrigerant is at high pressure after it leaves the compressor.

We need to lower the pressure of the refrigerant so that it can vaporize at the desired temperature in the evaporator.

The orifice in the throttling valve lowers the pressure of the refrigerant to the point where the vaporization can take place.

This is the function of an expansion valve for an air-cooled chiller.

Thermal expansion valve

Thermal Expansion Valve

Water Pump: Normally for standard air-cooled chiller models, there should be a built-in water pump.

There are the vertical type and horizontal type water pumps, both types are centrifugal water pumps.

The water pump installed in an air-cooled chiller is designed to increase the pressure and the flow of the chilled water in a closed-loop system. The water pump must be configured properly to achieve the desired outcome.

Stainless Steel water pump

Vertical Type Centrifugal Water Pump

Insufficient pressure and flow will not produce enough cooling and even worse, more heat will be generated due to the high cooling load.

However, if there is no control of speed, excess pressure and flow will make the electrical system be under a heavy burden, and as a result, the electricity is wasted due to excess pumping.

Anymore, all pumps of air-cooled chillers should be under-insulated to keep a good cooling efficiency.

Water storage tank: For a standard air-cooled chiller, there should be a water storage tank. The water tank is also called a buffer tank, which is used to increase the system’s capacity and stabilize water temperatures within the chiller.

It’s usually made of stainless steel and a buffer tank is needed when storage is required to ensure water volume is sufficient and the temperature is under control, thus better ensuring the day-to-day operation of the system.

The outer of this water tank also should be covered with heavy insulation.

Electronic control system: The role of a control panel for an air-cooled chiller is to control the values and other devices in the system as well as monitor the operation status during the procedure.

Exhaust fan: An exhaust fan is a device equipped with one or more blades to propel the airflow.

Fans help to force out the extra hot fumes and make room for clean air to create a more comfortable working environment for the equipment.

Good quality air-cooled chiller fans can greatly improve thermal efficiency.

3. Industrial Applications of Air Cooled Chillers

Air Cooled Chillers are very important auxiliary machines or devices for model industries.

In industrial applications, air-cooled chillers are commonly used in the production process or laboratory equipment.

Air-cooled chillers are widely used in all kinds of industries for controlling product quality or cooling machines.

Air-cooled chillers are applied for anodizing, beverage, blow molding, cement cooling, chemical process, HVAC, hydraulics, injection molding, laboratory, office buildings, lasers, molding, plastics, pharmaceutical, printing, semiconductor, thermoforming, vacuum forming, welding, etc.

Air-cooled chillers can be custom-made to meet different needs in industrial applications. Each type has its advantages.

Here are some detailed examples of industrial applications of air-cooled chillers.

I. Plastics

The plastic and rubber field is the most popular industry for air-cooled chiller applications.

In the plastics industry. An air-cooled chiller can also cool down the hot plastic and the molding equipment, which can create big savings on energy consumption and on the maintenance of the machines that are used to produce plastic products, this is the plastic chiller working process.

Air-cooled chillers can greatly improve the surface of plastic products, eliminate surface marks, and relieve the internal stress of plastic products.

By doing so, the plastic products do not shrink or deform easily, which facilitates their moldings.

As a result, the production efficiency of molding machines is significantly upgraded by air-cooled chillers.

The cooling capacity required is in direct proportion to the injection volume of the molding machine, this is Air Cooled Chiller for Plastic machines.

II. Anodizing

There will be a huge amount of heat generated in the process of anodizing, which makes cooling become a necessary part, especially for hard coating.

Air Cooled Chiller for Anodizing

Air-cooled chillers will remove the heat in the process usually requires an air-cooled chiller that is installed outside the workshop.

Air-cooled chillers can stabilize the metal ions and non-metal ions, and then the metal ions quickly attach themselves onto the electoral part, oxidated part, and electrophores part.

This process can increase the density and smoothness of the products.

In addition, if the temperature of the anodizing liquid is higher than the standard required in the procedure, the finished product will inevitably be affected in terms of firmness, uniformity, flatness, and appearance.

Therefore, air-cooled chillers are what should be taken into consideration if the producers desire to sharpen their electroplating techniques, this is how Air Cooled Chiller is used for Anodizing.

III. Laser

In the laser cutting industry, the air-cooled chiller is mainly used in laser machines, such as laser marking and engraving machines, laser welding machines, laser printers, laser cutting machines.

The air-cooled chiller can be also used for cooling laser machines or laser processes so that we call it is laser chiller.

Laser chiller can precisely control the temperature required by laser equipment, thus ensuring the constant normal operation of laser equipment, this is Air Cooled Chiller for Cooling Your Laser Machine.

IV. Pasta and food

The pasta and food need to be cooled down rapidly when processing at high temperatures. This needs to use an air-cooled chiller.

However, the temperature of cooling water cannot be too high; otherwise, the tempering quality will be affected.

The chilled water provided by air-cooled chillers is used to cool down the water, and the water temperature will be immune to the temperature around, to ensure the quality of pasta and food products. This is why Air Cooled Chiller Used for Pasta and food industries.

V. Beverage

Air-cooled chillers can be also found in the beverage processing industry.

During the production of confectionery, beverages, beer, milk, yogurt, and other foods, the quality of the beverage and food mixture will be influenced if the heat is massively generated during the production process.

Therefore, it is necessary to cool all the processes by using an air-cooled chiller and achieve to maintain the temperature. This is Air Cooled Chiller for Cooling Your Beverage Process.

As it’s impossible for us to elaborate on all industries that air-cooled chillers can serve, we’re just taking a few typical examples here to illustrate how powerful and widely used air-cooled chillers are. Air-cooled chillers are beneficial for many more industries.

If you have no idea whether an air-cooled chiller or a water-cooled chiller can help your business, please contact us and TopChiller experts will give you a solution as soon as possible.

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4. The Difference Between Water Cooled Chillers and Air Cooled Chillers

When we’re discussing air-cooled chillers, water-cooled chillers are a topic we can’t avoid mentioning.

Industrial businesses use either air-cooled chillers or water-cooled chillers to realize the cooling effect.

So what’s the difference between the two?

We can go to have a look at this video to get a rough idea about this topic.

The Difference Between Water Cooled Chillers and Air Cooled Chillers

Both kinds of air-cooled chiller and water-cooled chillers are composed of a compressor, an evaporator, a condenser, and a thermal expansion valve.

As water has a higher capacity, using water-cooled chillers to remove heat is traditionally more efficient than using air-cooled chillers.

In addition, water-cooled chillers tend to endure longer than air-cooled.

However, air-cooled chillers can be installed outside, which means there is no need for physical space for air-cooled chillers.

This makes an air-cooled chiller a great solution for stationary cooling.

Both types of chillers have their benefits.

Air-cooled chillers and water-cooled chillers both perform under similar principles to transfer heat and create a cooler environment.

But they use different components to cool the different condensers.

The difference is that the water-cooled chillers use water consumption while the air-cooled chillers need an air-cooled condenser as the aid of airflow.

Let’s take a closer look at the air-cooled chillers based on the following points.

I. What Are the Benefits of Air Cooled Chillers?

If we take environmental conditions and water consumption into consideration, the air-cooled chiller is the better solution for our future.

Generally, air-cooled chillers work in a closed-loop system, which can provide instantaneous cooling and save water at the same time.

This is essential particularly in regions where water is in shortage.

Air-cooled chillers are easier for operation as they spare the trouble of cooling towers. The closed-loop system enables users to reduce maintenance costs compared to water-cooled units.

In summary, here are the advantages of using air-cooled chillers instead of water-cooled chillers:

  • No need to install a cooling tower
  • Better environmental protection and greater environmental sustainability
  • Lower maintenance costs
  • Easier for installation and operation
  • Easier to handle and control
  • No extra interior space needed

You can find Air Cooled Chiller advantages over Water Cooled Chiller

II. Types of Air Cooled Chillers

Air-cooled chillers can generally be divided into two types: stationary air-cooled chillers and portable air-cooled chillers.

Stationary Air Cooled Chiller: stationary air-cooled chillers are installed outdoors and have a better cooling capacity.

Portable Air Cooled Chiller: portable air-cooled chillers are easier to install and remove. They are ideal for temporary applications because there are moving wheels on the bottom of the air-cooled chiller.

5. What You Should Consider When Buying an Air-Cooled Chiller for Your Business?

There are all kinds of air-cooled chillers in the marketplace.

When buying an air-cooled chiller, we always need to look at the following points.

I. Efficiency

An excellent air-cooled chiller should be able to deliver the optimum performance at either part-load or full-load status, which will help cut the operating costs to the lowest level.

Some basic aspects need to assess before we judge whether your air-cooled chiller is efficient or not.

We can check if the sound of the fans.

If the air-cooled chiller operates and produces too much noise, the air chiller unit cannot be defined as efficient.

However, if the propeller fans can perform at the low sound level, then that air-cooled chiller deserves our attention.

The exhaust fans in TopChiller® air-cooled chillers are low in sound level and they operate smoothly with little vibration and this makes the air chillers suitable for sound-sensitive workplaces.

II. Performance

Performance is the factor we always need to take into account when we are purchasing mobile phones, tablets, or household goods. but air-cooled chillers are no exception.

Across a wide range of chillers, all kinds of chillers are designed to operate under certain temperatures, from the lowest temperature to the highest temperature.

In addition, the cooling capacity is also a factor that reflects the performance of an air-cooled chiller. It usually ranges from dozens to hundreds (tons).

TopChiller® has designed a series of air-cooled chillers whose cooling capacities range from 0.2 Ton to 550 Ton.

TopChiller® is capable of producing chillers in other ranges based on customers’ needs. Please contact us to get the price of the air-cooled chiller.

III. Affordability

If your company has a budget for air-cooled chillers, there is a key factor that you cannot avoid paying attention to affordability.

The sales prices of products or services in the marketplace are mainly affected by building rent, labor costs, and operating costs.

Therefore, never say a product or service is better because it is more expensive. We have to look at the products or services themselves.

If you are selecting an air-cooled chiller, here is a tip. Don’t choose based on price. Choose based on its seller and performance.

If you compare the performance between the two sellers, you will know which one is better.

TopChiller® air-cooled chillers not only excel in terms of performance but are at low prices as well, this is the reason why TopChiller® has maintained a foothold in the industry over nearly two decades.

IV. Durability

The durability of an air-cooled chiller is mostly decided by its key components.

Top-quality components can guarantee durability and ensure a long product life.

If your air-cooled chiller is in poor condition and requires constant maintenance, it will heavily affect the industrial operation and increase the business costs.

TopChiller® has long-term partnerships with several world-class brands for key air-cooled chiller components. We source compressors from Danfoss, Copeland, Panasonic, and so forth.

We don’t just offer one brand; instead, our chillers are made from the biggest and best brands. Please contact TopChiller expert to get a price list of an air-cooled chiller.

V. Quality and Warranty

Since the air-cooled chillers are used in industrial operation, it’s vital to ensure the equipment is highly functional.

If the air-cooled chiller turned disordered for one minute or one day, it could bring a huge loss to the business.

Besides the quality, we also need to look at the warranty period the seller can offer.

At TopChiller®, we have served customers from over 58 countries and regions.

All of our air-cooled chillers come with an 18-months warranty and lifetime technical support.

Below is the Pre-sales and After-sales terms provided by TopChiller:

Pre-sale services

  1. TopChiller can provide professional and technical consultation and communication of your air-cooled chiller before the client places orders.
  2. Air-cooled chiller selection and cooling capacity calculation after negotiation with customers
  3. Proper air-cooled chiller application solutions recommendations
  4. Professional engineering solutions and a free quotation of your air-cooled chiller project

Service during the warranty period

  1. After the purchase of our air-cooled chiller, Topchiller provides timely installation guidance.
  2. 18 months guarantee is our standard warranty time for all air-cooled chillers.
  3. Within warranty time, any problem caused by the defects of the air-cooled chiller itself,  TopChiller will offer its service until the problem is solved.

Service outside the warranty period

  1. Lifetime tracking maintenance of all air-cooled chiller models
  2. Provide each model air-cooled chiller spare parts with the cost price.
  3. Air-cooled chiller maintenance activity by cost only.
  4. All air-cooled chiller model spare parts, special reserves to support.
  5. Customer information is permanently archived by regular track and re-tracking services.

TopChiller service team

Some advice on air-cooled chiller regular maintenance

The air-cooled chiller was originally designed with multiple protection devices, which have played a significant role in its use.

However, however, how many heavy protection devices are designed, and as the air-cooled chiller equipment is used for a longer period, the service life of various components of the air chiller equipment, this air-cooled chiller equipment will have various problems.

To ensure the high cooling efficiency and long service life of your air-cooled chiller, we need daily maintenance and regular maintenance of all air-cooled chillers.

1. Regular cleaning of air-cooled chillers
When the air-cooled chiller is running for 6 months, the whole system should be cleaned, such as pipes, filters, condensers, fans, etc., especially the fan.

Like an air-cooled chiller using exhaust fans, it is covered with dust and affects heat dissipation. Therefore, cooling efficiency will be a direct reduction.

2. Check if the refrigerant is reduced.
This can be judged based on the high and low-pressure gauge values ​​on the front of the air-cooled chiller.

When the air-cooled chiller is in normal operation, the high pressure is 11-17kg, and the low pressure is 3-5kg. In the shutdown state, the high pressure and low pressure are all-around 0.6kg.

3. Regularly troubleshoot air-cooled chiller to avoid sudden problems happen

Make sure to drain out the tank water if the air-cooled chiller is no use for a long while when your factory is closed or on holiday time.

6. Why TopChiller Is Your Reliable Air Cooled Chiller Manufacturer?

It is always a wise choice to look at the manufacturer’s qualifications before you start the business relationship with the air-cooled chiller supplier.

It’s in particular in air-cooled chillers, the equipment that will bring direct influence to your business.

A reliable manufacturer of high-quality air-cooled chillers can save you a lot of time, money, and energy.

After all, no one wants a new air chiller unit that was purchased that will break down after a few weeks or months.

If you have no idea how to find a desirable air-cooled chiller manufacturer, you may search for an air-cooled chiller on Google.

There is a large selection of air-cooled chillers on the Internet; you will locate the air-cooled chiller that suits your needs for your company.

Whether you are looking for a water-cooled chiller or an air-cooled chiller, there are always sellers awaiting your selection and cooperation.

One of the benefits that you can find if you are looking for air-cooled chillers online is that there are no salesmen who breathe down your neck.

You are free to negotiate with the seller and finish the deal. Air-cooled chiller product categories are also very clear and serve as a helpful tool to locate the product type you desire.

If you can’t find a suitable air-cooled chiller you need on the website, you may reach out to the seller and ask for more details about the product you’re seeking.

If the seller is capable of producing customized air-cooled chiller, then maybe this is the chance you discover the manufacturer you wanted.

This also means that the air-cooled chiller manufacturer must provide customer service channels for all visitors on the website so the potential customers can contact and ask for help.

Quick response is a key factor, especially for customers who do have not much time due to business operation.

If a company can provide a quick response to buyers’ inquiries, it’s a good sign as it reflects that the company is active and in normal operation.

However, selecting a suitable manufacturer online is not easy. You may fall into traps and bear substantial financial losses if you are not careful.

Before making online orders, always learn about the legal address of the company, contact number, and certificates.

If you want to inspect a product in person to make sure you purchase it from the right seller, you may visit physical stores, air-cooled chiller exhibitions, and trade shows where various air-cooled chiller manufacturers will come and offer samples for potential clients to test the machines.

You can ask the salesperson in the exhibition stand to help you find what you need, and inspect the equipment before making orders. If you enjoy face-to-face communication, this is the better way.

In case you’re just looking for air-cooled chillers, you may check our product categories.

If you require a specific air-cooled chiller that is not shown on our website, please contact us right away for further assistance.  Or you can also leave an inquiry message to TopChiller sales.

There are some factors you must refer to in your Air Cooled Chiller inquiry content:

  1. What’s your power supply?-V-Hz-Phase?
  2.  The required air-cooled chiller cooling capacity/Refrigeration capacity? Like KW, Ton, Btu/Kcal, or HP
  3. What’s the required air-cooled chiller inlet and outlet water temperature?
  4. The chilled out water flow rate and water pressure? How many L/S, Gal/M or H, m³/H?
  5. Whether you need a self-contained system for the water circuit, I mean your air-cooled chiller needs a built-in water tank and water pump?
  6. Which industry is the required air-cooled chiller to be used in?  because some special industry needs special treatment, like food or beverage, we must use food-grade stainless steel material.
  7. Your ambient temperature or air-cooled chiller installation ventilation.
  8.  The required cooling gas/refrigerant is charged inside the air-cooled chiller.

TopChiller will give you a full air-cooled chiller solution and refrigeration design once we have collected all your answers to the above questions.

Please don’t hesitate to contact a professional air-cooled chiller supplier.

Portable Air-Cooled Chiller

7. The FAQ of Air Cooled Chiller

1. What’s your payment terms:

If you are looking for a new air-cooled chiller now, we have below terms of payment:
TopChiller insists T/T – 30% deposit before production once quotation confirmed, and 70% balance before delivery, also can accept 100% irrevocable letter of credit.

2. Delivery time:
About 15-25 workdays after receiving down payment. But for some regular air-cooled chiller models, we have stocks in our warehouse.

But it takes around 30 days if you have special requirements of the air-cooled chiller, we need customized made it.

3. Package terms:
All air-cooled chillers are well packaged before delivery to the customer’s hand. The package is the International Standard Wooden Case for Export only.

4. What’s the warranty time of the air-cooled chiller:

TopChiller provides 18 months warranty time for each air-cooled chiller, you can also ask for an extended warranty time of up to 24 months.

5. Does TopChiller provide any on-site installation and commission service?

Yes, If you have purchased air-cooled chillers from TopChiller, we have a professional engineering team with a rich experience that can do on-site installation and commission.

Please contact TopChiller sales for more information if you have other questions.


There is a variety of air-cooled chillers in the market with different cooling capacities and sizes.

For long-term business development, air-cooled chillers are a better choice compared to water-cooled chillers as air-cooled chillers are more conducive to the environment and they cost less regarding their maintenance.

If buyers are looking for a reliable air-cooled chiller supplier for long-term business partnerships, it’s advisable to build a business relationship with chiller manufacturers who can offer air-cooled chillers that are long-enduring, affordable, efficient, and quality-assured.

TopChiller® is a professional manufacturer that is proud of top-quality air-cooled chillers.

TopChiller® owns various top-of-the-line chillers and can produce specific air-cooled chillers according to customers’ different needs and demands, which means any unit ordered from TopChiller® can be customized to meet your exact specifications.

With environmentally friendly materials, superior durability and efficiency, easy installation, our air-cooled chillers are ideal refrigeration solutions for all kinds of industries.

If you are looking for a good reputation air-cooled chiller supplier?

If you are searching for a high-quality air-cooled chiller to support your business?

you are coming to the right place, TopChiller is your best air-cooled chiller company.

To learn more about air-cooled chiller selection and or to determine which type and size of air-cooled chillers will best fit your needs, please send your inquiry about air-cooled chillers and we will respond to you within 24 hours.

Air Cooled Chiller-The Ultimate FAQ Guide by TopChiller

Regardless of whether you need to supply chilled water to a single process or construct a powerful refrigeration plant, the Air Cooled Chiller is the most widely used for reliability, and perfect working efficiency.

An Air Cooled Chiller is the most required solution in many industries including plastic, food and beverage, chemical, metallurgical, ceramic, and so forth.

In this ultimate guide, we will go through different aspects of an Air-Cooled Chiller that you need to know before buying it.

Let’s begin.

1. What is an Air-Cooled Chiller?

Air Cooled Chiller is a refrigeration system utilized in both commercial facilities and industries to cool fluids as well as dehumidify the air.

They are being used in different kinds of industries and for commercial purposes including hotels, corporative sectors, restaurants, big-scale construction, manufacturing plants, etc.

Air Cooled Chiller is extraordinary for one-time events or long-lasting infrastructure.

Air Cooled Chiller is compact and very proficient, very simple to install and remove.

This makes an Air-Cooled Chiller ideal for supplemental, temporary, or emergency applications.

Air Cooled Chiller preserves heat from process water, and the heat is then transferred to the air around the Air Cooled Chiller.

An Air Cooled Chiller system is mostly utilized in applications where the extra heat it releases isn’t a factor.

Indeed, it’s to utilize the excess heat to warm a plant throughout the winter, so providing extra cost savings.

Typically Air Cooled Chiller is composed of:

  • A couple of refrigerant circuits with rotating compressors, evaporators for cooling the water, and finned pack condensers for the dispersion of heat into the air.
  • Refrigerant gas charge dependent on working temperatures.
  • Axial fans for constrained air convection.
  • A complete hydraulic section with a tank, circulation pump, and process pump.
  • Microprocessor panel for automatic control.

Air Cooled Chiller Unit Designed by TopChiller

Air Cooled Chiller Unit Designed by TopChiller

2. What are the Features of An Air-Cooled Chiller?

General Features of Air Cooled Chiller

  • Air Cooled Chiller is equipped with various compressors connected in equal to gain more prominent working flexibility.
  • Compressors utilized in Air Cooled Chiller are airtight sealed or semi-sealed.
  • Semi-airtight compressors are supplied with an oil sight glass, suction and release service valves, and crankcase heater
  • Condenser coils are made from seamless copper tubes precisely clung to aluminum fins to make sure suitable heat transfer.
  • All coils are tested for leakage by the air pressure of 450 PSIG (3100 kPa) underwater.
  • All standard coils are 3 or 4 columns/12 FPI, 3/8” O.D. tubes.
  • A fundamental sub-cooling circuit is given to expanding the Air Cooled Chiller cooling limit, without additional working expenses.
  • Fans of the condenser are propeller-type, aluminum alloy blades, directly determined by electric motors.
  • Motors are completely enclosed air over (TEAO) six shaft with class ‘F’ protection and IP55 safety.
  • The TEAO and class ‘F’ safety highlights guarantee long life and are unique to cool point.
  • The motors are wired to an Air-Cooled Chiller control board where the motors contractors are placed to operate and control these motors.
  • The Air Cooled Chiller casing is made of zinc-coated galvanized steel which is phosphatized and heated after an electrostatic powder layer of around 60 microns

Optional Features of Air Cooled Chiller

Optional Condenser Material: Made of copper pipes and alternative fin material protective layer.

Part Winding Start: Where specifically needed by local codes compressors probably with Part Winding Start.

Run Hour Meter(S): To monitor the working hours of every compressor.

Air Cooled Chiller Centrifugal Compressor

Air Cooled Chiller Centrifugal Compressor

3. What are the Major Components of an Air-Cooled Chiller?

The Air Cooled Chiller has six major components.


The compressor provides the main push to move the refrigerant around the system.

There are four primary kinds of compressors.

Three of them (screw, scroll, and reciprocating) utilize positive replacement to make pressure, and the fourth (centrifugal) makes pressure with centrifugal power.


The condenser is a setup of horizontal pipes by which hot refrigerant moves.

Air is gotten across the condenser to disseminate unwanted heat.

Condenser Fans

These fans address the major difference between Air Cooled Chiller and water-cooled chillers.

As they transfer air across the condenser, unwanted heat is eliminated from the system so the process can start from the very beginning once again.

Expansion Valve

The expansion valve produces the refrigerant from fluid form to gaseous form before it enters into the evaporator.

Evaporator/Heat Exchanger

In the evaporator, chilled water is produced when unwanted heat is brought into the refrigerant before it is taken care of into the condenser.

Filter Drier

The filter drier secures your Air Cooled Chiller by removing unwanted impurities and wetness from the system.

They do get obstructed with repeated use and should be replaced routinely.

Air Cooled Chiller Parts

Air Cooled Chiller Parts

4. What are the Applications of an Air-Cooled Chiller?

Air Cooled Chiller depends on the condenser cooled by the environment air.

Accordingly, the Air Cooled Chiller may find common application in more modest or medium installations where space limitations may exist.

An Air Cooled Chiller is the most ideal choice to remove heat from your applications and improve working efficiency along with saving your investment.

Air Cooled Chiller applications are listed below:

  • Blow molding
  • Vacuum forming
  • Plastic
  • HVAC
  • Lasers
  • Injection molding
  • Office building
  • Chemical process
  • Anodizing
  • Welding
  • Printing
  • Cement Cooling

The Air Cooled Chiller can be used in above all industries to remove extra heat from your applications and improve working operations.

5. What are the Types of an Air-Cooled Chiller?

Stationary Air Cooled Chiller

This type of Air Cooled Chiller is utilized when unwanted heat is not an issue.

Portable Air Cooled Chiller

This type of Air Cooled Chiller is portable and has similar functions to a stationary chiller.

Portable Air Cooled Chiller

Portable Air Cooled Chiller

6. How does an Air-Cooled Chiller Work?

The Air Cooled Chiller has a very common working principle.

The Air Cooled Chiller will provide “chilled water” which is pumped out around the building to the air handling units (AHU’s) and fan coil units (FCU’s) which eliminate the unwanted heat from the building and move it into the chilled water loop.

The chilled water will go through the AHU’s/FCU’s at about 6°C (42.8°F) and when it leaves the heat exchanger in the AHU/FCU it will raise to about 12°C (53.6°F)

At that point go back to the Air Cooled Chiller to dump this heat into the atmosphere before repeating the cycle.

The water getting back from the process goes through the evaporator by the recirculation pump.

Air Cooled Chiller effectively absorbs heat from process water; then moves this heat into the air around the Air Cooled Chiller.

This kind of Air Cooled Chiller is normally utilized in the area where extra heat discharge isn’t an issue yet works as an advantage.

For example, the extra heat can be utilized to warm space throughout the winter for less money than an ordinary heating system.

The process starts with the evaporator, which has a fluid refrigerant that floes over the evaporator tube bundle where it evaporates.

All the while, heat is absorbed from the chilled water circling through the bundle.

The compressor then pulls the refrigerant vapor from the evaporator.

The compressor then pumps the refrigerant vapor to the condenser, which expands the temperature and pressure.

The refrigerant condenses when it’s in the condenser tubes, carrying its inner heat to the air or cooling water.

The high-pressure liquid at that point moves through the expansion valve and into the evaporator.

In this process, the refrigerant pressure is reduced alongside the temperature.

To finish the continual cycle, the refrigerant flows back to the chilled water coils and absorbs more heat.

The set temperature is maintained by the control board, partializing the cooling limit provided by the compressor depending on the actual cooling load required.

Air Cooled Chiller Heat Transfer Process

Air Cooled Chiller Heat Transfer Process

7. What are the Advantages of an Air-Cooled Chiller for your Applications?

An Air Cooled Chiller is a closed system, which uses the process of evaporation and condensation to cool down your application.

Using drying technology, the dry air system cools down the temperature by passing on the heat from the source to the evaporator coil.

An Air Cooled Chiller provides the most productive solution to remove heat from your application.

Advantages of using an Air Cooled Chiller for your application are listed below:


Separate Power Input: It draws power from the external UPS for mainboards and heaters to monitor and secures your Air Cooled Chiller even in complete power failure (optional)

Redundant Components: Single points of failure in your Air Cooled Chiller have redundant components to keep up durability and reliability.

Consistent Current Checking: It allows constant monitoring of the compressor’s absorbed current to a single possible discrepancy with the default valves (Optional).

Electronic Expansion Valve: The refrigerant flow improvement at any load and temperature conditions.

Constant indirect refrigerant charge checking.

Dynamic Response Control: Monitors and effectively change cooling capacity to make sure suitable inlet temperature.

Through the microchip controller, visibility into the working operation and status of your Air-Cooled Chiller is provided.

Quick Restart: Full load working operations in less than 3.5 minutes with specific strategy allows under-sizing of the storage tank.


Service Monitoring: All the monitoring devices on board the unit allows the preventive maintains and check the working status of your Air-Cooled Chiller during operations.

Easy Service Access: Allows for all serviceable parts to maintain or replaced easily.

Operational Service: Allows critical parts of your Air-Cooled Chiller to be maintained while the operation is going on.

Total Cost of Ownership

Variable speed fansVariable speed fans decrease energy consumption during off- cooling period.

Incorporated Hydraulic PackageIncludes all the important parts to make one connection with your Air Cooled Chiller without the need for external connection, for example, pump-speeding up development.

Optimized Management: Connection between the computer room and your Air Cooled Chiller ensures energy proficiency, based on real load conditions (optional)

High-Performance Technical Solution: Optimize the working operations at any load or ambient condition, ensuring extraordinary low power consumption.

Pump Modification System: (Optional) VSD onboard pumps are available for the stable modification of chilled water available pressure of your Air Cooled Chiller.

This provides automatic changes in chilled water flow because of changes in cooling demands which make sure efficiency of the chilled water.

Modular Procedure: Modular design of the control and mechanical system allow progressive development of the cooling infrastructure to match the cooling need of your application.

This significantly reduces CAPEX consumption and provides deferred investment throughout the life of your application.

Tandem Compressors: Quiet and proficient working operation of compressors, linked with a common refrigerant circuit for staged capacity control. (Not available for certain models/setup)

8. What is the main distinction between Air Cooled Chiller and Water Cooled Chiller?

Air Cooled Chiller and water-cooled chiller has many things in common.

The Air Cooled Chiller and water-cooled chiller both belong to a similar vapor pressure chilling family, and both utilize an electronically driven mechanical compressor to force refrigerant around the system.

Indeed, most of their parts are the same.

An Air Cooled Chiller mostly consists of screw or scroll compressors and a water-cooled chiller mostly has a screw or centrifugal compressor.

The basic difference between an Air Cooled Chiller and a water-cooled chiller is the way unwanted heat is ejected from the system.

A water-cooled chiller pump water through a sealed condenser and throw it through a cooling tower.

Air Cooled Chiller uses fans to drive cool air across the condenser.

An Air Cooled Chiller consumes around 10% more power than a water-cooled chiller; a wet surface is far better at moving heat than a dry surface.

A water-cooled chiller’s cooling pump and tower occupy more room than the fans in an Air Cooled Chiller.

Because of this major part difference, the Air Cooled Chiller has a more solid impression.

Cooling towers are likewise more costly to maintain, making Air Cooled Chiller a clear lower maintenance option.

All chillers require essential maintains to perform at ideal levels, however, an Air-Cooled Chiller is simpler and more affordable to maintain than a water-cooled chiller.

In general, the Air Cooled Chiller is less expensive.

Water Cooled Chiller

Water Cooled Chiller

9. What are the Environmental Installation Considerations of an Air-Cooled Chiller?

Before the installation of your Air Cooled Chiller, you need to review some environmental considerations which are listed below.

Indoor Areas:

The Air Cooled Chiller is indoor installable.

However, the Air Cooled Chiller type will dictate the room’s arrangement.

The indoor Air Cooled Chiller needs ventilation to the outside.

Sufficient fresh make-up air allows the maintenance of an appropriate temperature within the space.

Outdoor Areas:

All outdoor installations will be Air Cooled Chiller.

In this installation, the heat discharged at the condenser throws into the surrounding air.

Outdoor installation requires an appropriately designed electrical control penal, given the expected environmental conditions.

Water Scarce Area:

Use an Air Cooled Chiller. The cooling medium, ambient air, doesn’t need any connections.

Nor does an Air-Cooled Chiller with an air-cooled condenser need a cooling tower.

These installations have lower general environmental concerns encompassing water treatment and removal.

An Air Cooled Chiller ought to be the most ideal choice for water conservation.

Cost Consideration:

Indoor installation of an Air-Cooled Chiller, costs related to ventilation work, fans, and controls for keeping up appropriate air temperature in the room may exist.

Energy consumption might be higher for Air Cooled Chiller because of the Air Cooled Chiller’s basic operating design.

10. How to Install your Air-Cooled Chiller?


To avoid the Air Cooled Chiller from being damaged during transportation, it is suggested to load or unload your Air Cooled Chiller by crane.

In case if it is a short-pull moving, a fork truck can be utilized.

It is suggested that put a 3 to 6 roll bar under your Air Cooled Chiller for moving.

Requirements and Foundations

Be sure about the planning and design of the base during the installation of your Air Cooled Chiller.

Particularly avoid the intensity and noise of the floor when your Air Cooled Chiller is installed on the top floor of the building.

It is suggested to consult with the building designer before the installation of your Air Cooled Chiller.

An anti-vibration pad needs to be set between the base casing and base to avoid transmitting vibration and noise during the runtime of your Air Cooled Chiller.

Required Installation Space

Leave sufficient space around your Air Cooled Chiller and between units, for air circulating, operations, and maintenance.

For the area where maybe getting snow heaped during the winter season, the following points should be kept in mind.

  • Do not install your Air Cooled Chiller under an eave of the house.
  • Raise the foundation of your Air-Cooled Chiller according to the possible snow height.
  • The foundation of your Air-Cooled Chiller should be one meter higher than the maximum snow height
  • Do not install your Air Cooled Chiller at that place where might be piled with snow in the winter season.

For the area where monsoon exists, if your Air Cooled Chiller heat exchanger directly faces the rainstorm, when the storm wind speed is higher than the fan blowing speed, there will be immediate airflow happens.

This will cause malfunction and influence the heat-exchanging process.

To avoid this unnecessary malfunction, your Air Cooled Chiller heat exchanger should not face the monsoon.

Water System Installation

  • Water system installation should follow routine installation rules to accomplish maximum working proficiency.
  • A safety valve (opening pressure not less than 1.0MPa) should be installed.
  • Chilled water pipeline should be cleaned by-pass, don’t line evaporator into water system before washing of pipeline.
  • Piping construction should save sufficient space for maintenances.
  • To avoid reducing pump capacity by valves like a three-way valve, all pipelines must be installed straightly.
  • Try not to connect any electric apparatus ear-thing to your Air-Cooled Chiller water pipeline which can stimulate electrolytic corrosion of the pipeline.
  • The anticorrosive measure should be taken for the buried pipelines.
  • Pay attention to the water flow speed, expansion tank location, and exhaust plug location to make sure no air pocket.
  • The flexible tube must be on the water inlet/outlet of your Air Cooled Chiller and pump to keep away vibration transmits to your building.
  • It’s suggested to install a manual shutoff valve for the facility of the maintenance operations.
  • A deflation valve should be installed on the chilled pipe to drain internal air, deflation, and drain pipe not required of thermal protection for convenience of maintenance.
  • Water quality should be as per the chilled water quality standard of JRA-GL-02.

Wiring Requirements:

  • Power supply cable should according to correlative national regulations, a dust guard should be installed on the power supply cable to keep away dust from wiring box.
  • To avoid short circuits doing damage to an electric apparatus like a transformer, cable, the power breaker should be installed on each power supply cable.

The supply disconnecting devices will fulfill all the requirements listed below:

  • According to IEC/EN 60947-2 or IEC/EN60947-3
  • Separate the electrical tools from the supply and have one of and one ON position set apart with “O” and “I”
  • Have an external operating method.
  • Be equipped with a method allowing it to be locked in the OFF position.
  • Cut off live conductors of its power circuit.

Note: The main switch should be cut off before maintenance, and ensure the main switch is on OFF

Air Cooled Chiller Installation

Air Cooled Chiller Installation

11. How to Maintain your Air-Cooled Chiller?

Air Cooled Chiller Maintenance Checklist

Please follow this list as you review and maintain your Air Cooled Chiller.

Everything is significant and Air Cooled Chiller maintenance will save money and make the application last longer.

  • Check the water inlet and outlet for leakage.
  • Clean out and check the sump for corrosion.
  • Cooling coils should be examined and surfaces cleaned. Check for leakage, corrosion, and twisted fins.
  • The zone control actuators must be checked, cleaned, and all changes made
  • The condenser needs different areas checked, including refrigerant charge, vibration, crankcase warmer, oil levels and changes, working temperatures, and if there are any interruptions or leakage of refrigerant or oil.
  • Condenser fans must be cleaned, the bearing must be checked for wear and greased up, and belts and couplings should be checked and or changed as necessary.
  • The condenser coil must be checked for corrosion and leakage and all combs over require to be checked for twisted section.
  • The electrical disconnect must be assessed for appropriate operation and the contacts must be checked and cleaned.
  • The exhaust air damper should be examined for appropriate operation, have the bearing greased up, and adjust to maintain for proper operation.
  • Return air dampers likewise must be checked for proper operation of your Air Cooled Chiller, modification, and bearing are greased up.
  • The fresh air damper is also likewise to be checked, adjusted, and bearing greased up.
  • The filer dryer of your Air-Cooled Chiller likewise ought to be examined and any old, messy, or damaged filter must be replaced.

The open fact is that your Air Cooled Chiller makes up for a portion of your electricity usage, even at top performance.

If you have a maintenance issue it can easily utilize an extra 10%, which harms the bottom line.

While advanced technology has improved to remotely monitor your Air Cooled Chiller and technology has delivered more strong and productive parts, maintenance is as yet a key.

Air Cooled Chiller Inspection

Air Cooled Chiller Inspection

12. How to Troubleshoot your Air Cooled Chiller Problems?

Air Cooled Chiller is a very expensive product so if you are not a qualified person or do not have enough knowledge so it can be risky to solve your Air Cooled Chiller problem on your own.

So if you are not qualified or authorized to work on your Air Cooled Chiller at that stage you should call a professional to resolve your Air Cooled Chiller problems.

High-Pressure Discharge:

High pressing discharge happens with your Air Cooled Chiller when the condenser’s outside surface gets covered with dust.

Over the long run, your Air Cooled Chiller condenser will get covered in a film of dust.

So you need to ensure that all the tubes and fins are cleaned consistently.

However, remember that the tubes out there are full of refrigerant and they are delicate so be careful when you clean these.

Utilize light brushes and some combs fins too while cleaning it.

Minerals and dust particles will be absorbed from the air, into the condenser water loop.

This will at that point flow around the system and start to obstruct the lines and your Air Cooled Chiller heat exchanger.

So it essentially begins to protect the internal surfaces of your Air-Cooled Chiller condenser which will keep your Air-Cooled Chiller prevent from moving its rated thermal energy.

Reduction of Air Flow:

Another basic issue, with an Air Cooled Chiller, is a reduction of airflow over the condenser.

This is generally happening were some trash has hindered part of the condenser or the fans.

Thus insufficient air is flowing through the condenser to remove all the undesirable heat.

It could likewise be that one of the fans has quit working or not working properly.

So you need to go up there and outwardly watch that they’re clean, it’s free from obstructions, and that the fans are working properly.

Low-Pressure Discharge:

One issue that causes low-pressure discharge is if the suction valve is incompletely shut, so check that. It’s genuinely exceptional however it could occur.

Refrigerant undercharge can be the cause of the low-pressure discharge.

You will need to check on the system to that it has a sufficient refrigerant charge.

If you presume that this is the issue, it should be topped up.

Another issue could be that the ambient air temperature is excessively low.

Air Cooled Chiller will be unable to work in these conditions and there’s very little you can do about that. You could heat the air, intentionally cause re-circulation or direct the building’s ventilation to extract air toward it.

The most common issue for low-pressure discharge will be a dirty or a deterred evaporator. So check nothing is hindering this.

Low-Pressure Suction:

This can happen due to the low refrigerant charge.

Check around your system for indications of this and top up if necessary. Remember to check for leaks also.

If the pressure becomes too high in your Air Cooled Chiller, it may have vented through the safety valves.

Another one of the most common issues with this will be a blocked expansion valve. So you may need to clean this or replace it if necessary.

It could likewise be that there’s a decrease in inflow into the evaporator.

So once more, you need to check all the valves, bypass valves, and pumps to ensure that they’re all working properly.

You must also check the filter drier and the strainer of your Air Cooled Chiller. If they’re blocked, clean these or replace them.

High Suction Pressure:

If your Air Cooled Chiller has a high-pressure warning on the suction line, three primary things that can cause this.

The excessive load is most likely the principal cause and that is the place where the cooling load is simply a lot for your Air-Cooled Chiller to handle.

You need to decrease that if possible. Or spread this over to different other chillers and cooling equipment.

Electrical Faults:

An irregular voltage supply to your Air-Cooled Chiller can cause deficiencies.

You need to check your voltages on every one of your phases to ensure that they are adjusted.

It could demonstrate that there’s an issue with the electrical switchgear inside your building or power quality issues.


A genuinely basic reason for the error is the point at which the flow sensor is broken, particularly the paddle-type sensors.

Before your Air Cooled Chiller will turn on, it needs to check that there is the right flow going through the evaporator and the condenser to keep it from freezing.

Be that as it may, if the paddle gets wedged, loses communication, or builds up a fault it’ll presently don’t quantify or send the signal back to the control unit.

Your Air Cooled Chiller will accept that there is no flow or insufficient flow and it will turn itself off and won’t begin again until there’s sufficient flow.

Air Cooled Chiller Oil Checking

Air Cooled Chiller Oil Checking

FAQ of Air Cooled Chiller.

  1. What are the Capacity Control Methods of an Air-Cooled Chiller?

There are three main capacity control methods:

  • Unloading the compressor
  • Hot gas bypass
  • Cycling the compressor
  1. What are the Temperature Control Limits of an Air-Cooled Chiller?

7℃ to 35 ℃

  1. What is the Capacity of Air Cooled Chiller?

    5 to 280 tons.

  1. What types of Coils are placed in an Air-Cooled Chiller?
  • Standard coil
  • Pre-Coated coil
  • Copper coil
  • Electro-Coated coil
  1. What are the ARI (Air Conditioning and Refrigeration Institute) Standards for an Air-Cooled Chiller?
  • Leaving chilled water 44 ° F
  • Chilled water flow rate 2.4 GPM/ton
  • Entering air temperature 95 ° F

100% Quality Tested Air Cooled Chiller

100% Quality Tested Air Cooled Chiller

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