Modular Chiller Systems and Their Characteristics

Apr 8


Baleshwar Yadav

Baleshwar Yadav

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There is a high reliance on ambient dry-bulb temperature on condensing temperature of air-cooled chillers. Air-cooled modular chillers are mostly for their superior performance at freezing temperatures


Modular chiller is a small packaged chiller and your HVAC {Heating,Modular Chiller Systems and Their Characteristics Articles Ventilation, and air conditioning} provider can easily combine with different other chiller modules to make a single larger machine in your HVAC systems.

In a nutshell, chillers increase the cooling capacity of your device. In comparison to the standard chillers, the modular chillers use two or more modules to increase the cooling capacity of the devices and when the various modules work together it can easily create a larger capacity for cooling purposes.

According to research, the demand for modular chiller is increasing day by day in countries like China, India, UAE, and Russia. The demand for modular chillers would grow more in the future.

Manufacturing of modular Chillers

The steps of manufacturing are as follows

· Choosing a Plant:

Several parameters should be considered while choosing modular chiller whether it is going to be an online plant or with the concept of thermal power storage. It is also a big question to choose between conventional & modular chillers.

· Short Installation Time:

It requires complicated processes like civil works, mechanical works wielding, & cable testing.
All piping joints and electrical signals should be tested at the factory itself to reduce commissioning costs.

· Increasing the Installation Ease:

As we know that installing a district cooling plant can be very expensive & time-consuming and the modular chillers come directly from the factory as a piece of standard equipment it also reduces the permissions needed as well as time.

· Higher Quality:

Site works like pipe cutting, cable pulling is very monotonous and always done in a dirty environment but the manufacturing of modular chillers are done in well-established as well as in clean environment.

· Scarcity of materials:

In the manufacturing of the chillers at the plant there are many needs like a large number of labour and materials on a very large scale but in factories, the manufacturing process runs smoothly with advanced machines.

· Noise Control:

It is a major problem with the manufacturing of the chillers at the sites but it is not in factories.

  Working of a modular chiller

It generally expands the HVAC {Heating, Ventilation, and cooling capacity} of the devices because of its powerful modules it can be a better choice as compared to the standard modules. In modular chillers, one module controls the other and the communication between two modules goes through by a microprocessor.

Benefits of the modular chillers

Modular chillers are very beneficial as compared to the standard chiller due to their features like standard cooling, small size, energy efficiency, and negligible environmental impact. Some types of modular chillers use a non-ozone depletion method which will minimize the environmental impact.

There are multiple modules so if one module gets redundant then other one will work.

Different types of modular chillers

There are two types of modular chillers are follows

  • Water-cooled chillers: These types of chillers use the water in the cooling process of the environment around them.
  • Air-cooled chillers: These types of chillers use air to cool the surrounding environment. It is mainly used in the small and medium types industries and mainly for commercial purposes.

Applications of the modular chillers

The application of modular chillers is across different fields & used extensively for many purposes.

  • Commercial applications: As we know that the commercial sector requires a huge load of electricity because of its large uses and availability also to run their operations properly.
  • Corporate offices: Corporate offices require a huge amount of energy for their operations and to avoid temperature fluctuations.
  • Data centers: Data centers require energy at a large scale and a high level of cooling capacity in their HVAC {Higher Ventilation and Cooling}.
  • Public buildings: As we know that the high level of pressure on the government buildings requires more effective work of the chillers in an expansion of the cooling capacity.
  • Residential Purposes: In various residents as well as households the need for maintenance of cooling devices is a prerequisite to the efficient running of the HVAC systems
  • Industrial uses: As we know that the use of modular chillers is present in chemicals, beverages, and other industries also.

Its adoption is increasing day by day in the beverages industry because of its adoption in breweries, vineyards, etc. It is also used in industries due to the removal of the heat produced for various production purposes.


Nowadays modular chillers are gaining popularity day by day with expanding market size in various domains like industrial, residential, and commercial. With so many different types of specifications and unique features, the device maintained its popularity high in comparison to the standard chillers.

Cooling requirements according to the use of the consumer and its unique characteristics of adaptability make it incomparable from other devices.