The new high efficiency Turbomiser chiller developed by Bristol–based cooling specialist Cool-Therm operates on virtually frictionless magnetic bearings, to deliver lower power consumption and reduced carbon emissions.
It is believed to be the first chiller of its kind to be installed in the packaging sector.
In a recent project, Cool-Therm worked closely with staff at flexible packaging manufacturer, Amcor Flexibles Winterbourne, to replace one of the existing chillers at the site, after it had reached the end of its operational life.
Cool-Therm has worked with Amcor Flexibles Winterbourne for more than 20 years, installing and servicing three large chillers at the company’s manufacturing facility on the outskirts of Bristol.
During this time, Cool-Therm has ensured the chillers remain in tip-top condition and perform reliably to deliver the continuous chilled water required by the plant’s plastics extrusion machines.
The new Turbomiser chiller, installed alongside two existing McQuay centrifugal chillers, operates around the clock, all year round, maximising savings.
Andreij Duma, Operations Director at Amcor Flexibles Winterbourne, said: “Cool-Therm anticipated a 20 to 25 per cent energy saving with the introduction of Turbomiser. However, the performance over the first six months looks even better than this, and the latest figures show a saving of just under 50 per cent.
“This is an impressive result and we appreciate Cool-Therm’s expert assistance and support in this project and over many years at the facility."