Things Heating Up? Keep Your Cool

Transfer skids can be used for different temperature extremes. Today we look at the difference between Heat Transfer Skids and Cooling Skids and various ways in which they can be used.

Skid-mounted heat transfer systems may use steam, hot water, a glycol-mix, or hot oils to transfer heat. These systems are often used for snowmelt applications to keep areas free of ice and snow.  Heat transfer systems can be custom designed to solve company challenges. A skid-mounted package will arrive preassembled electrically and mechanically so it’s ready to go as soon as it’s delivered and installed.

Heat transfer skid systems can be customized to fit most any space inside or out, regardless of conditions. Make sure the new heat transfer system meets your company’s needs and corrects the issues you had previously.

Snowmelt Skids for Helipads can be for business or home use. If the geographical area gets large amounts of snow and ice each year it’s beneficial to have one, especially for hospitals with critical patients, airports, traffic helicopters and more. Skid-mounted helipads melt snow and ice by creating heat via a low-pressure steam heat exchanger that keeps the deck clear of ice and snow.

A temperature controller on the control panel and an RTD (resistance temperature detector) will sense and control the temperature. Manual operation is possible if a company prefers using an HOA switch on its control panel.  As a backup if the heat transfer system ever fails, an alarm bell is sounded to alert the operator and the system will de-energize the motor starter so it won’t burn out and cause damage to the system.

Over the years, cooling pump systems have been used to cool industrial electrical panels, cool manufacturing process equipment, and electric power generation.  Just like heat transfer skids, Cooling Skids are pre-assembled and thoroughly tested before they ship so once they’re set up you’re good to go. Uses for Cooling Skids include:

  • Airflow radiators help keep equipment at the correct temperature, even when there are extreme conditions. It’s the airflow speed through the radiator that has the most impact on the amount of heat loss.
  • Chillers remove heat from a liquid by using vapor compression or absorption refrigeration. At that point the liquid can be circulated through a heat exchanger to cool air or equipment.
  • Cooling towers allow a small amount of water to be cooled enough to evaporate into a moving air stream. Using this “evaporative” heat rejection technique increases cooling to the rest of the water stream. Cooling towers are more cost-effective and energy efficient because they can create lower water temperatures than with other heat rejection devices.
  • Plate and frame exchangers increase the surface area where the heat is transferred, thereby increasing the heat exchange rate.
  • Various pumps keep air and water flow consistent.

A turnkey company is the best place to purchase a new heat transfer or cooling skid. The benefits are many:

  • Dealing with one company for the entire process.
  • Factory testing minimizes installation and startup time.
  • Design flexibility negates the one-size-fits-all approach.
  • Knowing whom to call if there’s an issue.

Carbis is a turnkey company with knowledge and expertise that sets us apart from other companies. Cutting edge technologies help us be more flexible and adaptable so we can tailor any heat transfer or cooling pumping package system to meet your company’s specific needs. If you have any questions, click here to contact Carbis or call us at 1-800-948-7750 and we’ll help you determine the best bonding and grounding equipment for your company.

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