Whether it is mine cooling, snow production at any ambient temperature, comfort cooling, or any other Thermal Energy Storage (TES) application, Vacuum Ice Makers provide customers with low cost trouble-free operation.
- 860 m3 of snow per day nominally rated.
- Most suitable for snow making at high altitude ski resorts. Provides snow coverage for critically linked area of receding glaciers. With the smallest equipment footprint, the VIM guarantees high volume of environmentally friendly snow at all ambient temperatures.
- 1,720 m3 of snow per day nominally rated.
- Most commonly used for deep mine cooling as well as for comfort cooling and turbine inlet cooling.
Basic engineering states for both the VIM400 and VIM850 are summarized in the following table.
1 Considering IMF of 75%.
2 The above power consumption refers to the VIM unit only and does not include the supporting cooling system
(Chiller, Cooling Tower and Cooling Tower circulation pump)
3 The VIM can be operated with any given feed water temperature.
Each 1°C (1.8°F) increase in the temperature of the feed water reduces the ice mass production by 1.5%.
The refrigeration capacity is not affected by the feed water temperature.