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Business Profile

The portable and powerful J Series is an ideal chiller for smaller cooling opportunities.

The P Series can be connected and operated through a master controller for optimal uptime using syste m redundancy and expansion flexibility.

Glen Dimplex Thermal Solutions Offers Producers Reliable and Expandable Chiller Systems By Steve Weisman


or dairy producers, the collection of quality milk requires a lot of planning and care. It all starts with healthy cattle free of disease. After that, the producer must make sure that a safe and proper milk processing is established from milk collection to an approved tank. A critical time during the milking process is cooling the milk from 100 degrees Fahrenheit to 40 degrees Fahrenheit within 30 minutes to prevent the development of harmful bacteria. Cooling this milk can be accomplished a couple of ways: with a refrigerated tank or through a plate cooler. Glen Dimplex Thermal Solutions, also known as GDTS, now offers dairy producers a simpler and more reliable cooling solution.

GDTS, which has been known for its outstanding chillers and coolers in the industrial and medical markets for more than 60 years, has recently entered the dairy market. The Koolant Koolers brand chiller has a strong reputation in the industrial process cooling and medical imaging markets with a reputation known for its robust and reliable performance. With more than 60,000 chillers in the field, the Koolant Koolers chiller is no stranger to extreme and harsh ambient conditions, dirty, dusty, corrosive or oily air conditions, while providing consistent temperature control and efficient, dependable operation. According to Bonnie Martens, GDTS Marketing Communications Manager, “We are now just entering

the dairy market. We believe our expertise in the industrial and medical markets will transfer into the dairy industry. We have spent the past two years visiting with dairy producers, listening to their needs and suggestions. We realized we have the experience in designing and manufacturing chillers that can provide an all-in-one system that will save money, space and time, while improving the cooling requirements for the milking process.” GDTS has been the premier provider of OEM medical imaging fluid cooling equipment for use with MRIs with a track record of 99.96 percent uptime with more than 1,400 MRI chillers in North America. Denise Klaren, New Business Development

Manager, shares the company’s excitement of entering the dairy market. “We really believe our history in both the medical and industrial areas make us a good fit in the dairy industry. Our chillers offer exactly what dairy producers need no matter the size of their milking operation.” At the Kalamazoo, Michigan facility, which is the central location for the engineering and manufacturing of the Koolant Koolers brand, all chillers undergo thorough testing in an environment, which reflects the conditions the equipment will face in the field. GDTS has several chiller models ranging from 1/8 ton to more than 90 tons but one chiller design may be the answer to ever-expanding dairy farms. GDTS has designed a pressurized closed loop chiller featuring an oxygen-free system that prevents evaporation and biological growth in water-only systems and extends life for water-glycol systems. This chiller, the P Series is also a self-contained unit with its own tank, pump and header piping to be a scalable system. In the 40 tons and larger, dual refrigeration circuits are available in each module for improved uptime through * Continued on page 32


September 2018

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