Fish tank chillers work just like refrigerators! #
Our drop-in chillers work just like your home refrigerator does. They use a liquid that evaporates easily, such as hydrofluorocarbons or chlorofluorocarbons, in order to pump heat out of a system. The refrigerant liquid ,in the chiller coils, take in heat from the surrounding water. As a result, the heated refrigerant evaporates and leaves the coils, moving the heat with it. The evaporated gas is once again compressed, in the pump box of the chiller, to a liquid, and the whole process is repeated again and again. This process removes the heat from the fish tank and releases it outside of the system.
What are the other parts of the chiller and how do they work? Make a diagram of how the chiller works. How can we help make the process more efficient?