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Is water cooling better or air cooling better in the ice maker machine?

Is water cooling better or air cooling better in the ice maker machine?

2021-07-14

The refrigeration method of the ice making machine is to elevate the refrigerant from low pressure to high pressure, so that the heat is discharged from the low temperature environment to the high temperature environment. Since the ice maker machine works continuously, the compressor must be continuously cooled to ensure its working efficiency.

Summer is the peak season for using ice machines. The weather is getting hotter and hotter. When the business is good, the ice cubes are not enough, which is also related to the cooling method of the machine. So, choosing an air-cooled or water-cooled ice machine is more suitable for your store?

The cooling effect of a water-cooled ice maker machine is determined by the water temperature. The higher the water temperature, the higher the condensation temperature, and the lower the cooling efficiency of the refrigeration unit. The water-cooled ice maker machine can reduce the condensing temperature of the refrigeration unit and improve the refrigeration efficiency, and the loss of ice production capacity in summer will not be too large.

Advantages: make the condensing temperature of the refrigeration unit low, improve the refrigeration efficiency, even in summer, the loss of ice production capacity is small, and the influence of the ambient temperature is small; the cooling effect is good, and it is suitable for medium and large refrigeration systems.

Disadvantages: Need to install drainage system and water supply system, which consumes water resources.

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 Air-cooled ice making machine:

The cooling effect of the air-cooled ice maker machine is determined by the ambient temperature. The higher the ambient temperature, the higher the condensing temperature, and the lower the cooling efficiency of the refrigeration unit. Under normal circumstances, it is not recommended to use air-cooled ice machines in places where the ambient temperature exceeds 42°C.

Advantages: no need of water resources, relatively convenient and convenient installation, suitable for occasions and areas with insufficient water supply and low water pressure.

Disadvantages: high cost input; high condensing temperature, which reduces the operating efficiency of the refrigeration unit; large loss of ice production capacity in summer, not suitable for unventilated places such as kitchens, lanes, and storage rooms.

Air-cooled or water-cooled have their pros and cons, depending on cost and usage conditions.

The air-cooled heat transfer coefficient is low, so a larger heat transfer area is required, resulting in a larger equipment volume; the advantages are simplicity and low cost.

Water-cooling has a high heat transfer coefficient, but free air cannot be used. Water is required, water costs money, and it needs to be treated. Direct draining of hot water will also cause waste. Water circulation requires cooling towers and the like. To seal, to pump, to pipeline, the system is quite complicated. In order to improve the heat transfer coefficient, the cost is not small.

and so:

If the cooling capacity is not large, and the space and noise requirements are not high, air cooling is good. However, if the ambient temperature is too high, the air temperature is high, and the air cooling efficiency is low, the working pressure of the ice maker machine may be relatively high.

Pursue efficiency, reduce the footprint, or the environment is harsh, then use water cooling.

For an ice machine without feelings, whether you are wind-cooled or water-cooled, it does not feel the gentleness of the wind or the harshness of the water; as long as the temperature of its condenser is lowered to ensure that the refrigerant is condensed and the circulation is smooth, it will do. .

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


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