Case Study Chillers for Oil & Gas

Water-Cooled Industrial Chiller for Oil & Gas Plants

An international player in the oil & gas sector needed a refrigeration unit to be installed in an oxygen production process: Frigofluid selected a water-cooled industrial chiller with high efficiency thanks to the use of this resource.

  • International oil & gas group, installation in Iraq
  • Supply: water-cooled chiller
  • Process: oxygen production
International oil & gas group
Lombardy, Italy (final installation in Iraq)
Interlocutor type
Plant installer
Application field
Oil & Gas
Story in a nutshell
Frigofluid's interlocutor is one of the leading Italian groups in the industry. It has operations in Europe and around the world and produces technical and industrial gases.
List of customer requirements
Refrigeration plant to be combined with oxygen production plant.
Output fluid and temperature
Process water 8.5°C
Condensing water in/out 30/40°C
Required powers
35 kW
Further requirements
High stability in cooling temperature control, need to reduce inertial storage.
Technologies supplied
RRWE 10-35 CW ST

Water-cooled chiller: advantages

Compression chillers can be divided into two ‘families’: air-cooled and water-cooled. The former use only air and electricity as resources, but may have lower performance than the latter (other parameters being equal). A water-cooled industrial chiller is therefore to be preferred when the focus is on performance and the use of this resource is not a problem for the plant and installation area.

This was also the main interest of a large Italian oil & gas group, active in the production of technical and industrial gases: the specific need concerned the refrigeration of an oxygen production plant.

Together with the installation company, which oversaw the project, a RRWE 10-35 CW ST series water chiller was selected. The machine can be integrated with foreign storage. Cooling capacity: approx. 10 kWf.

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