Case Study Adiabatic System for Presses

Adiabatic System for a Mechanical Engineering Company

A manufacturer of shower enclosures and accessories needed to cool moulds and presses in its injection moulding department: once the customer’s process had been studied, an adiabatic cooling system was preferred to a chiller.

  • Mechanical engineering company
  • Adiabatic cooling system for moulds and injection moulding machines
  • Water and glycol cooling
Manufacturer of shower components
Varese, Lombardy (Italy)
Interlocutor type
End customer
Application field
Mechanics (shower components)
Story in a nutshell
The client company manufactures shower components: shower stalls, shower heads, shower columns, and so on.
List of customer requirements
Mold cooling and press oil
Output fluid and temperature
Water/glycol at a temperature not exceeding 32° C
Ambient air
Required powers
100 kW
Required consumptions
Mechanical company
Technologies supplied
PAD-V S 1/4 T

Cooling from an adiabatic system: performance and optimisation

Different needs, different solutions: there is no perfect refrigeration and cooling technology. For process temperatures far below room temperature, or even below 0°C, one can rely on chillers. If, on the other hand, the temperature of the outgoing fluid remains around 30°C, an adiabatic cooling system can support in achieving the right performance with high water and energy optimisation.

The need of the Varese-based company, a manufacturer of plastic shower components, was the cooling of moulds and presses: the output fluid (water and glycol) must not exceed 32°C, which made management opt for an adiabatic dry cooler, model PAD-V S 1/4 T. Power 100 kW, an electronically controlled fan.

The main plus of the PAD-V adiabatic dry cooler lies in the automatable modulation of the

  • dry mode during cold periods of the day and year (like a standard industrial dry cooler)
  • and adiabatic mode, with the cooling air pre-cooled through short wetting cycles.

Naturally, this allows optimisation of pre-cooling water and energy for the fan-motor unit.

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