And what gear is blasting the most noise? Most likely an old screw chiller. Or even an old-school oil centrifugal maybe? One thing is clear: If you pull out those plugs your ears would be in a world of hurt. Now try to hold a conversation in there. Good luck yelling at the top of your lungs while your ears feel like they are bleeding!
So why do we even go through all this pain? Prior to now you just had to deal with it because it was all that was available.
Well not anymore.
Smardt Chillers with oil-free magnetic bearing compressors by Danfoss Turbocor have changed the game. Their claim to fame is superior part-load efficiency, however they also have a huge advantage in the realm of sound.
Oil-free magnetic technology levitates the shaft and impellers to reduce the friction to almost zero. The ability for the compressor shaft to remain floating allows for 97% efficiency and significantly reduced sound levels. Providing operation at normal conversation level, 70dBA sound, with virtually no vibration.
Compared to the normal mechanical equipment room background noise levels, you cannot even hear the compressor operate. When we visit jobsites many folks don't believe the chillers are operating until they put a hand on the compressor or chilled water lines.
I invite you to come see and listen for yourself. I would be glad to show you an operating site here in SoCal.
Then you would know: Get Smardt To Get Quiet.
Fun Bonus: Activate the cone of silence!