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Cooler Replacement for a Manufacturer of Porcelain Products in the Netherlands
Significant water savings and a wide range of available solutions-these two factors were key for a Dutch manufacturing company replacing its cooling systems. Two adiabatic dry coolers from MITA Cooling Technologies with support from Varmeco were chosen.
- Replacement of two cooling towers at a Dutch company
- Provision of two water-saving adiabatic dry coolers
- Turnkey installation by national MITA partner
- Manufacturer of ceramic furniture solutions based in the Netherlands
- Type of interlocutor
- Local distributor
- Scope of application
- Porcelain production
- Story in Brief
- The client company has been supplying ceramic solutions for three centuries. It is headquartered in Germany, but has locations in Europe and a global market.
- List of customer needs
- Replacement of two old cooling towers
Lightweight structure, suitable for the roof of a plant
- Powers required
- 780 kW
- Technologies provided
- No. 2 adiabatic dry coolers PAD-V
- Other special offers
- Recirculation kit
Removable wall for interior inspection
Main control panel and HMI for remote control and management
- Key to success
- Significant water savings
Choice from a wide range of solutions
Support during all stages of the process
Turnkey installation by a reliable partner
1. Installation context
The end customer is a manufacturer of bathroom porcelain with a history of nearly three centuries in the ceramics industry. The company’s headquarters are located in Germany, but it has locations in Europe and operates globally. The installation under study is located in the Netherlands.
MITA Cooling Technologies, in cooperation with Varmeco, was approached by the client company to replace two old closed cooling towers used to remove heat during the production process.
2. Proposed solution
After mapping process parameters and comparing different solutions, it was concluded that the use of adiabatic dry coolers would result in significant water savings. Indeed, this technology requires less water than other solutions (due to the short wetting cycles of the adiabatic pack). In addition, the client company benefited from the fact that it was no longer necessary to treat the water used in the cooling processes. During a short production downtime of a few days, the cooling towers were removed from the roof and the suppliers installed and connected the adiabatic dry coolers.
The proposed solution also included some special offerings, such as a recirculation kit, a removable wall for internal inspection, and a main control panel and human-machine interface (HMI) for remote control and management.
3. Results and critical success factors
These elements decreed the success of the project.
- Significant water savings: the use of adiabatic dry coolers enabled the client company to save a considerable amount of water compared to previous solutions.
- Choice from a wide range of solutions: MITA Cooling Technologies and Varmeco evaluated different cooling options and selected the optimal solution for the client company’s needs.
- Support during all stages of the process: suppliers provided ongoing support, from the needs assessment phase to equipment installation.
- Turnkey installation by a reliable partner: the adiabatic dry coolers were installed and connected fully and functionally by the suppliers, ensuring a smooth installation.
Plastic and Rubber Processing
The plastics industry has gradually become attentive to operating resource use optimization and environmental sustainability: this is why adiabatic cooling systems seem ideal. Sometimes output temperatures below zero are required: in these cases we go to ad hoc chillers for industrial processes.
Foundries, steel mills, aluminum production lines: the plant managers of these industries require operational continuity, significant thermal jumps in cooling and cost containment for management and maintenance. Remote management platforms are an ally.
The mechanical industry includes the most diverse sectors, in addition to metal and plastic processing: compressors and test benches are significant examples. Required temperature differences and water quality vary greatly depending on the industry: evaporative cooling towers can be used, preferably open-circuit ones (with exchange packs for dirty or clean water depending on the context) and adiabatic coolers for consumption optimize.
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