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Free cooling modules to integrate with air-cooled chillers


With the start of the free cooling season, Kaltra has announced the availability of scalable free cooling modules that can be paired with its air-cooled chillers, including the Lightstream Screw II models with inverter-driven and fixed-speed screw compressors and Lightstream Scroll II series chillers.

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Cutting energy costs with free cooling chillers

Free Cooling Concept

Free cooling is a method of cooling by using ambient air rather than performing the refrigeration cycle with, e.g., with a chiller. Many cooling systems engaged for air conditioning or industrial cooling require chilled water throughout the year. During cold seasons, ambient air is cool enough, colder than the supply chilled water setpoint, and mechanical cooling with the chiller’s compressors can be replaced with the free cooling operation. Even in warm climates, free cooling can produce energy savings, as fan motors consume much less energy than compressors.

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Kaltra extends the capacity of its flagship free cooling chiller range


Kaltra has extended the capacity range of its Lightstream Freecool inverter chiller to 1800kW of refrigeration. Lightstream Freecool chiller lineup was introduced in 2017, initially with a capacity range of 450 to 1200kW.

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Air conditioning chiller replacement for a movie theater in Eindhoven


The air conditioning chiller supporting the movie theatre building in Eindhoven, The Netherlands, was the original equipment that has reached the end of its service life. To address the recurring maintenance issues associated with air conditioning system, the building owner has decided to replace existing equipment, including the original chillers installed at the roof gantry, with a modern energy-efficient system.

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Kaltra modernizes Ultracompact II chiller to add a new free cooling system


Following the market success of Ultracompact II, Kaltra modernized its free cooling version. The revised free cooling system now includes double-regulating valves and a 3-way mixing valve for precise water temperature control in free cooling operation.

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Retrofitting air conditioning system with a free cooling chiller


Several concerns including inefficient energy use and growing maintenance costs initiated the need for a chiller replacement at Business Park Vienna, Austria. Having been installed for a long period, and being one of the largest energy consumers in a multi-story building, the existing air-cooled chiller did not operate efficiently under part load conditions such as non-business hours air-conditioning.

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Kaltra R513a chillers now available


Following the recent announcement of its first R513a-compatible chiller range, Kaltra has revealed the availability of its Lightstream Freecool inverter-driven chillers with refrigerant R513a in addition to regular R134a and low-GWP R1234ze.

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Free cooling chillers improve data center energy efficiency


Over time, increasing power density and growing number of installed servers had increased the heat load on Telecity data center cooling system which operates on a 24/7 basis 365 days on the year. Existing fixed-speed chillers installed during the building’s construction could not meet the cooling demand and provide the necessary redundancy Telecity required. As a result, the cooling system needed to be upgraded to keep pace with the data center’s growth.

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Kaltra announces the new Lightstream Freecool chiller family


Kaltra Innovativtechnik, a German-based provider of innovative thermal management technologies and advanced cooling equipment, is excited to announce the launch of the new lineup of freecooling chillers based on frequency-controlled compact screw compressors and microchannel technology adopted for both condensing and freecooling coils.

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Microchannel coils in free cooling applications


Air-based free cooling uses low-temperature ambient air as a cooling medium for chilled water systems, thus providing significant opportunities to generate energy savings. The more time the chilled water system can operate in the free cooling mode, the higher the energy savings it can deliver.

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