Cooling Capacity and Scalability: Two Reasons to Consider Renting an Industrial Chiller

On September 13, 1833, 100 tons of ice arrived by ship in Calcutta, India after a four-month journey. This feat was accomplished by packing ice blocks together in the insulated hold of the ship. The hold was insulated with wood planks, hay, and refuse from tanners’ pits. Since there was no refrigerated shipping, improved packing technology was the only way to reduce the amount of ice lost in shipping, which was significant: 180 tons of ice were initially packed into the hold of the ship. Businesses have always needed a way to keep things cool.

Today, industrial and commercial chillers are the silent workhorses of commerce and industry. So many industries use chillers in their manufacturing processes as well as for safe handling and storage of food, pharmaceuticals, and beverages that they are ubiquitous. Chillers control temperatures in heat sensitive data centers, and maintain ice skating and hockey rinks. The ability to control temperatures is crucial to business now just as it was in 1833.

It’s crucial to have chillers that are adequate for the processes that they are used for, and there are a number of elements that come into play. Cost is obviously one factor that needs consideration, but there are others that may make a more expensive unit more economical in the long run. Users need to know what cooling capacity they need, the temperature ranges involved, heat load of application, and piping type.

Keep in mind that cooling capacity specifications are measured in ideal testing conditions. It’s not that the testing is inaccurate, but that the controlled heat load used to test the cooling capacity is applied to a closed loop that doesn’t have the fluid volume of a real world operation. Therefore, industry sources recommend increasing your chiller’s capacity by around 25% over your estimated need. This increase absorbs environmental losses and other hard-to-measure aspects of a real application and ensures the needed cooling capacity will actually be available.

Another consideration of importance is any chiller system’s scalability. Will your operation remain the same? How soon could you theoretically outgrow your current chiller and what would be the cost of replacing it? Here you have to keep in mind not only the cost of the physical replacement, but compatibility with current applications, necessary upgrades to other machinery or facilities, and possible reduced production capacity during the upgrade.

These are a few reasons that it may make sense to look into our selection of rental chillers. With a rental chiller, you are able to try out the chiller that most closely matches your needed cooling capacity. If it doesn’t work as needed due to some unaccounted for environmental losses in your application, you can exchange it for the needed capacity. In addition, you can afford the recommended 25% padding of your cooling capacity. The same goes for scalability: if you find yourself needing more cooling capacity, you can get another rental chiller that meets your new needs. The savings in these instances are substantial, running into thousands of dollars.

Another area of huge savings is the lack of costs associated with any necessary repairs or ongoing maintenance of the cooler. Repairs are costly not only in terms of parts and labor for fixing the cooler itself, but also in downtime. Adding maintenance of a purchased cooler to your current maintenance staff’s work load is sure to add additional man-hour costs, whether from additional (possibly overtime) hours for current maintenance staff or the need to hire additional maintenance staff.

J.C. Younger Company has a great range of rental chillers suitable for industries that include bakeries, food production facilities, breweries and wineries, medical and pharmaceutical facilities, and more. Contact us to discuss your industrial application chiller needs.


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Sam graduated from Dunwoody College with a degree in HVAC Service, and started out working in the resident side of work. After many years in the residential side of work, Sam took a chance back in 2018 to work in the commercial side of hvac with Jc younger. Since started working with them, Sam has been streamlining Jc younger to make the service side quicker at getting customer back to cooling right away. He always puts the customer needs first, giving them great customer service, and getting them back cooling right away. When Sam is not at work he enjoys hitting up breweries around the area, going up to the cabin, and doing remodeling projects. He also enjoys going out to lake of the woods for some good walleye fishing.In his free time he enjoys taking his grandmother out for meals, fishing and spending time with girlfriend and dog Sara.



Sandy has been in the background of JCY since a baby, growing up playing on chiller systems in the large 12,000SQFT pole shed JCY stores units in. Sandy started working at a young age doing simple tasks like sweeping, painting, organizing Copper fittings and other small tasks. In 2005 Sandy started his 4 year degree at Dunwoody College and graduated in 2007.

During his schooling their he also started his apprenticeship under his fathers supervision. The training consisted of installs of glycol piping in the field, building first chiller and assisting with Chiller service repairs. In 2006 he started learning the in and outs of breweries, and has been JCY’s brewery specialist since then. A challenge he took on was glycol piping a 30 bbl brewery by him self and completed that task in less than 20 day with 16 hour shifts.
In his free time he enjoys taking his grandmother out for meals, fishing and spending time with girlfriend and dog Sara.