Cooling Systems for the Chemical Industry

Improving the performance of chemical processing plants is achieved in no small means by ensuring you have an efficient and effective cooling process and a robust system. The purification of chemicals usually requires the use of extreme heat and extreme cold, which must be carefully calibrated and controlled. To ensure your plant not only works as efficiently as possible, but is as cost effective as it can be, our technical services cover all aspects of your business. We offer reviews, designs, installations, commissions and maintenance of all your temperature controlled systems. To ensure your system is always working at peak performance, we also offer performance monitoring solutions

Vistech understands the unique needs of the chemical sector having designed and installed cooling systems with our clients across the UK, including Lianhetech, Zotefoams, Johnson Matthey Catalysts, Baker Hughes Petrolite, PX Biodiesel, Stan Chem International and Witton Chemical Co.

If you’re unsure of your needs, you can always check out our knowledge centre which is full of useful information to help guide you in the right direction. In any case, if you have an existing system in need of redesign or refurbishment, or you are looking to install a brand-new system with full turn key solutions, you may wish to consider the following:

Your Environment

Saving water

For chemical sites with available footprint, adiabatic coolers provide a great option for reducing water consumption. It’s possible to achieve as much as a 90% reduction in water consumption compared to a cooling tower delivering the same duty – ideal for chemical sites with restricted access to water or for those looking to reduce their water consumption.  

Saving power

Our SMART range of towers and coolers reduce energy consumption using scheduling capabilities to only run the tower or adiabatic unit during set periods of the day. As a result, less energy is used, and lower noise levels are observed during your production’s off-peak hours.

Minimal operating noise levels

Chemical factories within proximity to residential areas should consider limiting operating noise by introducing sound attenuators to the cooling units. Vistech offers several discharge attenuator options to best suit your requirements. Our sales engineers can discuss this in depth at the design stage. It’s also possible to install attenuators retrospectively, on existing units.

Remote monitoring for peace of mind

We are used to working with chemical industries with busy production lines. We offer 24-hour monitoring for your peace of mind to ensure any issues are dealt with promptly and down time is kept to a minimum. You can also keep an eye on how your unit is continually performing with real time monitoring and monthly performance reports. 

System Sustainability

Adiabatic (evaporative panel) coolers

Corrosion resistant material

All Vistech units are manufactured using Glass Reinforced Plastic (GRP), a corrosion resistant material. This will significantly extend the life span of your unit, compared to steel structures.

Intelligent design to increase longevity 

Our Evaporative Panel Coolers are designed so that water does not contact the heat exchange surface/coil, limiting corrosion and increasing the longevity of your cooling unit. 

Air Intake Screens

To minimise the introduction of biological contaminants such as pollen, insects and dust into your cooling system and distillery process.

Health & Safety

Aerosol free design

Vistech’s evaporative panel design avoids spraying water so no aerosols are generated; you will therefore not be required to register your unit under the Notification of Cooling Towers and Evaporative Condensers (NCTEC) to the local authority or HSE. 

Water treatment costs

There’s no need for an expensive water treatment regime with our adiabatic range as the water used is typically provided from a mains supply therefore neither retained or reused, making the risk of legionella negligible.  

Legionella Protection

All our GRP cooling towers are impregnated with a biocide, greatly reducing the risk of legionella. Removable pack and drift eliminators can be easily cleaned and once at the end of their life span can be economically replaced. We can also supply anti-legionella packing and drift eliminators as extra protection against legionella bacteria.

Cooling Tower or Adiabatic System?

Vistech Cooling Systems offers both cooling tower and adiabatic units depending on your site’s requirements, this helpful system comparison can assist you in deciding which system is best suited to your chemicals site.

  Cooling Towers Adiabatic Coolers
Water Consumption
Power Consumption
Sound level
GRP casing lifespan
Aerosols and plumes
Water Treatment
Capital cost