This video guides you through the basic operation of a chiller, making use of animations, illustrations, 3D models and real world photographs to help build your understanding.
This covers the basics of a centrifugal chiller in a typical office building. By the end you should be able to identify the main components and the main circuits of a chiller. There is a short test at the end also.


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38 thoughts on “Chiller Basics – How they work

  1. Skyler Clyne says:

    Thank you so much for this- my dad worked in these plants but he treated the water that runs through these systems. He passed in early January ‘22 and while I did a lot of his lab work I don’t have as much of a mechanical background and I really appreciate this because it helps me understand what I’m working with when I walk into a mechanical room.

  2. Steve F says:

    Hey mate just got into chillers at hospitals and running triple Trane chillers and system uses only two at a time as set up and alternates weekly between the three so eventually one of them gets a rest.
    Really been somewhat scared and overwhelmed by the complexity of the entire chiller idea at any job and try not to work on them as I haven't a clue.
    Your videos however,i'm hoping, will dissolve some of those fears and advance me as a refrigeration mechanic.

  3. jason Hwang says:

    I'm a mechanical engineer designing nuclear power plant HVAC system and I'm charge on the chiller system. It is very helpful for me to understand the chiller system. Thank you:)

  4. Leszek Kowalczyk says:

    I was looking in internet, bought one book, took part in one day course, bought another book and all these trials have not given me the explantion which you provided in 15 minutes video. Great thanks from Poland 🙂

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