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GCI Industrial Refrigeration has introduced a new series of package industrial oil chillers and fluid chillers for use with thermal fluids. These industrial oil chillers, designated the DHT series, are specially modified versions of our DH series Icewagon™ chillers designed to handle the unique characteristics of these specialized heat transfer fluids.


Industrial Oil Chillers and Fluid Chillers Applications

Industrial oil chillers and fluid chillers are used to cool discrete manufacturing and process equipment by refrigerating coolants used in the operation of the equipment. The use of a thermal fluid as the coolant can reduce the investment in the process as well as reduce operating costs. Industrial oil chillers and fluid chillers allow broad operating temperature ranges and uniform heat transfer while also reducing the amount of coolant used.

Often, however, these fluids possess characteristics such as flammability, corrosiveness, extremely low viscosity, and toxicity which can adversely affect the evaporator, process pump, tank, and piping of an industrial oil chiller. Performance can be reduced. Materials used in the component construction may react to the chemical structure of the fluid. For example, use of fluids such Syltherm® require that no threaded fittings or mechanical seals be present, and that no copper be used. Petroleum-based thermal fluids may limit the use of plastic.

In many cases, the temperature range of the coolant is broad that it can preclude the use of a standard industrial oil chiller. In other cases, the fluid chillers may also be called upon to function as a fluid heater to limit capital investment.


Features of Industrial Oil Chillers and Fluid Chillers

New DHT package industrial oil chillers and fluid chillers from GCI are designed to handle these unique requirements without long lead-times, special engineering, or excessive costs. GCI has developed designs which allow the company to modify the basic DH series industrial oil chiller design to accommodate the requirements of the particular fluid.

These may include use of sealless pumps, leak-free coolant circuits and piping system materials which are fully compatible with the coolant. DHT industrial oil chillers and fluid chillers can be equipped with heaters, auxiliary coolant circuits, and external loops.

Contact GCI Today for More Information

Every thermal fluid is different.
For more information about our industrial oil chillers and fluid chillers, see the brochure and specifications sheets on GCI’s DH series, and consult your GCI ChillersDirect representative.

Additional Options

Outdoor and split systems. Fully stainless models for food applications. DI water, heaters, special paint, lower temperature models, oversize tanks, special pumps, special currents, special weather proofing

  • Copper Fin Coils
  • SaveCoil™ Coil Coating
  • Type 316 Stainless Steel Housings
  • Full Corrosion Protection
  • Weatherproof Nema 4
  • Explosion Proof Nema 7
  • Low Ambient Controls
  • 100% Redundant Systems
  • Automatic Switch Over
  • Epoxy Patin with Urethane Topcoat
  • Optional Explosion Proof Disconnect Switch
  • Other Options include Defrost Timer, Oil Separator, Solenoid Valves, and Crankcase Pressure Regulator
  • Cupro-Nickel Marine Condensers and Low Ambient Controls
View All Options & Accessories
Model NumberDescription
LACLow Ambient Controls, for operating when outdoor ambients are below 55° (13° C)
BG BLYGOLD PoluAL spray-applied coil coating on condenser and evaporator coils, additional
ECBBYLGOLD PoluAL spray-applied coil coating, other metal epoxy primed and coated additional
SHCover housing, Corrosion Resistant Type 316 stainless steel
MBSMounting Bracket Set, Type 316 SS, for corrosion-resistant support of SafetyCool Air Conditioners
EXPExport Crate, heavy-duty, for rough handling air or sea shipment specify
RC Remote Controls, thermostat, and selector switch
SPS Spare Parts Kit (thermostat, selector switch, run capacitor)
CCSaveCoil 31 Dip applied and baked coating on condenser and evaporator coils, additional
EC SaveCoil 31 Dip applied and baked coil coating, other metal epoxy primed and coated, additional
Model No.Description
OROff Road Package - Standard base model. Excludes all features in -HWY package
HWYHighway Ready Package - includes surge brakes, spare tire, light and reflector package, license plate holder, VIN registration and certificate of origin.
CDCondensate Pump - a condensate pump located in the evaporator drain pan allows pumping of condensed moisture to a safe location.
EH(*)Electric Heat - Add electric heat for use in heating and cooling applications. Rugged Finned Tubular heating elements available in 15kW, 40kW, 65 kW, and 90 kW on most models.
HPHeat Pump - Adds reversing cycle for heating for outdoor temperatures above 45°F.
CMCam Locks - Quick connect Cam Lock electrical plugs replace power line cord.
DTIDigital Temperature Indicators - Two digital displays mounted on the control console display supply and return air temperatures.
RTRemote Thermostat - With 125 ft. cord allows temperature control form within the air-conditioned space. Mount Thermostat inside build for precise control.
PLXPlexiglass Cover - Weather tight door with plexiglass window protects the control panel from the elements while allowing operator to view controls.
Model No.Description
/ SSStainless Steel Housing, 14 ga Type 316 with 16 ga access panels, includes option "/EC"
TCXP-C-1101Thermostat, "Cool" or "Fan Only," Class I and II, Groups B, C, and D, Division 1 and 2
TCXP-HC-1101Thermostat, "Heat," "Cool," or "Fan Only"; Manual Switchover, CI. I and II, Grps. B, C, and D, Div. 1 and 2
/ EH(kw)Auxiliary Electric Heat (*), (specify kw)
/ SH(MBtuh)Auxiliary Steam Heater, less trap or control solenoid, (specify MBtuh and supply pressure)
/ FDIDisconnect Switch with Circuit Breaker Protection, installed
/ DSIDisconnect Switch, non-fused, installed
/ LACLow Ambient Control, for operating at ambient temperatures between 0 and 50°F
/ HGBHot Gas Bypass for capacity control
/ CCSaveCoil 101 oven baked coil coating on condenser and evaporator coils
/ ECFull Corrosion Protection: Non-stainless metal parts epoxy coated; Coils are SaveCoil 101 protected
/ SDISmoke Detector, installed with system interlock
/ FADManual Make-Up Air Damper
/ Cu-CuCopper coils and fins in lieu of copper coils w/ aluminum fins. End plates galvanized unless otherwise specified.
/ MACMake-Up Air Inlet Rain Cap
/ EXPExport Crate, heavy-duty, for rough handling and marine shipment

(*) Explosion-proof heaters rated Temp Code T2A unless otherwise specified. Electric heaters for Div. 1 are field installed discharge air duct.

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