In industrial water chillers is the use of water cooling instead of air cooling.
In this case the condenser does not cool the hot refrigerant with ambient air,
but uses water that is cooled by a cooling tower.
How a Chiller Works
- To put it simply, industrial chillers cool process fluids.
- Process fluids (typically water or a water/glycol mix) are
used to cool machinery, equipment, food, etc. The process fluid
absorbs heat from what is being cooled and then goes through the
chiller where the heat is removed from the fluid and transferred
to the ambient air.