You may require a custom unit for any of the following reasons: for resistance to corrosion; for physical configuration of a machine to fit your installation; for special controls, instrumentation or electrics relating to your application; for special components (pumps, motors, compressors, tanks) providing different capacities; for unusual temperature requirements; for unique safety features; for company-specified paints and finishes.
We have more than 30-years' experience understanding diverse customers' differing requirements, so we have a strong base from which to offer our services. Working closely with our customers, we design, build, test and deliver machines to remedy each and every cooling need that we consider to be within our capacity. For help in determining your chiller requirements, please call or fill out our contact page.
- Corrosion Resistance to the Environment - By using stainless steel frames and covers; and To The Coolant by using exotic materials to prevent corrosion of the coolant circuit. Though GCI standard units employ all stainless steel and copper in contact with your coolant, specialized materials are available -- cupro-nickel for use with sea water, plastic piping or stainless steel for deionized water.
- Unique Configurations - If your application requires a physical configuration that is different, GCI can accommodate individual needs. The cover photo shows a special workstation arrangement required by a machine tool manufacturer for cooling a high-speed spindle. Other unique configurations include designs to fit inside the customer's system.
- Special Controls - Chiller units can be controlled in unique ways. Remote sensors can monitor process parameters and control the cooling to make the process operate in the optimum manner. Remote controls allow placement of chillers in distant locations, whereas the controls can remain in a more convenient place.
- Special Electrical Specifications - Explosion-proof electrics are necessary for situations where the chiller must operate in hazardous atmospheres. Where hazardous conditions always exist (Div.1 specification), special electricals are mandated. When the hazardous conditions do not always exist (Div. 2 specification), purged or pressurized electrical enclosures offer the required safety at reasonable cost. Unusual electrical specification can include uncommon voltages, sealed systems for
- Special Pumps - Self-priming pumps or pumps of unusual metallurgy can be specified; or pumps can be fitted with special motors or impellers to provide high pressure or high flow.
- Special Temperatures - Virtually any temperature range that you can envision can be accommodated.
- Dual Refrigeration Systems - Two complete refrigeration systems (dual compressors) can be fitted for those applications with widely varying loads or where redundancy (back-up) is important.
- Standard Options - More easily produced than a custom chiller, a standard GCI chiller can incorporate any of the following options at modest cost: Special paints and colors. Outdoor installation packages Special temperature controllers, digital or analog Special instrumentation. Mounting clips or casters. Remote switching. Large/small tanks. No tank - arranged for once-through cooling. Additional safety switches: low flow, low temperature, high temperature, low water pressure, etc.
- A wide range of capacities in custom-designed chillers for specialized cooling
- Air and Water Condensing Models
- Special Options on Standard Models
- Models with Modified Systems, Special Components or Controls
- Total Custom Engineering