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Chillers 101: What to Know Before Calling Us

18 September 2020 Bookmark and Share


If you’ve read up on our previous two articles, then you’re well aware of how a chiller works, as well as the reasons to rent a chiller for your facility. But if you’ve used that information to determine that a chiller rental is the right option for you, there’s one last thing that might be useful to know: what information you should gather about your facility before giving us a call.


To be clear, there is nothing wrong with giving us a call anyway, letting a skilled representative walk through your facility, and having him or her design your solution from scratch. And under any circumstance, a walkthrough is always useful for finding out all the details that may be relevant to designing the solution. But providing some basic information ahead of time can get you an immediate quote, empowering you to make informed decisions sooner rather than later. With that said, here is what you should know about your facility when giving us a call, starting with the information that’s the most important to getting an immediate quote.


Firstly, it’s important to know the specifications of your cooling system. The approximate tonnage of your chiller system is perhaps the most important information, since that will determine what exact equipment will be needed in your rental solution. If you don’t know the tonnage but happen to know the temperature and rate of flow of your chilled water supply, we can also use that to calculate how many tons of cooling are required.


Next up is the available voltage at your facility. This will determine whether your temporary solution will also require a transformer, since our units may operate at a different voltage than what’s available. The last detail that’s necessary for a quote is the approximate distance between the electrical and mechanical connections and the location where the chiller would be placed outdoors. In order to estimate how much power cable and water hose will be required, it’s important to know where we can tie into the chilled water supply and the building's power, and the distance between these two points and the rental chiller’s staging location. With all of these details, we can get you a rough quote for a rental chiller solution and work out the finer details as we go along.


If you’d like to be extra specific and try to provide as many details as possible from the get-go, it’s also helpful to know the size of the water connections that we’ll be tying into. This is not necessary for a quote, but it can help us provide you with a more accurate estimate.


These are the details that will help get you a quote as soon as possible. Now that you know what to look for, a little investigation into your facility can go a long way towards expediting the rental process. And if you can’t find out any of this information, that’s fine too. We’ll be happy to walk through the site and do the investigative work for you.

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