Compressor Coil Precooling System lowers energy, increases output.

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Using reverse osmosis and other water treatments that eliminate formation of calcium deposits and scale on coils, the MicroCool Condenser Coil Cooling (C3) System lowers the temperature of air across condenser coils and reduces the electrical load on compressors. This conserves up to 20% of energy while increasing output and reducing maintenance. This results in energy conservation of up to 20% while increasing output and reducing maintenance time and costs. The C3 System treats water using high-pressure fog and climate controllers that initiate operation only when required.

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MicroCool Introduces Advanced C3 Precooling System to Reduce Energy Costs and Increase Cooling Output

Palm Springs, CA -- MicroCool Inc., a manufacturer of equipment for industrial humidification and process cooling, today announced the advanced MicroCool Condenser Coil Cooling (C3) System that provides precooling for air cooled condensers to reduce electrical usage and increase cooling output.

The MicroCool Condenser Coil Cooling (C3) system lowers the temperature of the air across condenser coils and reduces the electrical load on compressors, saving up to 20% of the energy costs while increasing the output and reducing maintenance costs.

Instead of purchasing new condenser/compressor units users can consider adding MicroCool C3 to existing systems.

“The current MicroCool C3 is the most efficient system we’ve created to date. Since installing the first systems over 8 years ago, we have continually seen and measured large reductions in electricity usage in a wide variety of climatic conditions and environments,” said Jim Murphy MicroCool Industrial Sales Manager.

Engineers have typically shied away from using water as a precooling option for the high wastage of water and the deposits on the coils caused by untreated (or incorrectly treated) water.

MicroCool C3 addresses all of these concerns by correctly treating the water, using high pressure fog where the droplets flash evaporate before reaching the coil and modern controls to run the system only when required.

The system uses Reverse Osmosis and other water treatments that eliminate the formation of calcium deposits and scale on the coils (that reduce efficiency). The system is controlled by climate controllers that manage the operation of the unit to optimize efficiency and reduce water usage.

MicroCool C3 systems reduces the number of compressor “high head pressure” shut down incidents. More efficient cooling of the refrigerant allows the compressor unit to also run more efficiently, producing increased cooling to the building.

The MicroCool C3 system is most economically effective for cooling packages of 50 tons and over. Users of underperforming or older systems that need “help” to maintain cooling requirements benefit from the significantly lower cost of a MicroCool C3 system compared with new or extra condenser units.

“Where utility companies have higher costs during peak periods or generally high electricity costs, users see a very fast return on investment due to energy savings,” added Murphy.

About MicroCool

Since 1981, MicroCool Inc., a privately held corporation based near Palm Springs California, has been one of the world leaders in the development and implementation of high pressure water fog systems. MicroCool specializes in manufacture of equipment for industrial humidification and process cooling. These are used in a wide variety of industries such as printing, wine storage, manufacturing, electronics and many others. Adiabatic cooling is offered for horticultural greenhouses, condenser coils, process cooling and other outdoor applications. MicroCool offers a complete design service along with detailed operational evaluations and feasibility studies. MicroCool exports worldwide with client/dealer relationships in many parts of the Globe. MicroCool’s comprehensive factory and testing facility includes a UL 508 certified electrical panel shop.

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