Removing heat from refrigerant vapor is the key function of a water-cooled condensing unit. Being able to transfer that heat to the water running through it makes for a functional and energy efficient system within a refrigerator.
Advantages of a Water-Cooled Condenser
Unlike air condensers that convert gas to a liquid, typically water-cooled condensers take less cooling time, the heat transfer rate is higher, and no fans are necessary. This saves time, energy, and money. Typically water-cooled condensers produce less noise which is a plus if your refrigerators and equipment are in public near customers.
In a nutshell, water-cooled condensers:
- Take less cooling time
- Maintain a higher heat transfer rate
- Use less energy over time
- Require no fan operation
- Produce less noise
Disadvantages a Water-Cooled Condenser
Although water-cooled condensers do have many positives when it comes to its operation, there are also disadvantages when compared to an air-cooled condenser option.
As can happen with parts that interact with water, parts within a water-cooled condenser can be prone to corrosion which might require parts to be replaced more often than with an air-cooled condenser. Sometimes the installation costs of a water-cooled condenser can be higher depending on which services you require. Air cooled condensers are typically smaller which gives more flexibility on location and placement as opposed to water-cooled condensers.
Recap of disadvantages:
- Relies on water availability
- Contains more parts than air-cooled condensers
- Can be prone to corrosion
- High installation costs
- Typically larger in size to air-cooled condensers
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