Calculations Prove Copper Shelled Chill Rolls Offer Massive Energy Savings

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Manufacturers and laminators in the packaging industry could cut water cooling costs by up to 50% with the latest copper shelled chill roll technology, according to BEP Surface Technologies. The claim is based on cooling energy calculations undertaken in Sweden by refrigeration engineering consultancy Sollie AB and verified by engineers in the UK.
Refrigeration engineers have calculated that a 1°C increase in cooling water temperature delivers a 5% saving in energy. In practice this means that if a steel shell chill roll operates at 10°C and copper shelled chill roll at 20°C the potential exists to cut refrigeration costs by up to 50%. Another significant benefit of operating rolls at 20°C rather than 10°C is that in warmer climates condensation does not build up on the cold ends of

Modelling the benefits a Copper chill roll can bring to your business

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Our world-leading Copper shell technology has brought improvements to factories worldwide for over 10 years. But as every process and setup is slightly different, how can you be sure what benefits a copper roll will bring to your business?

To help answer this question, BEP has developed a powerful tool capable of modelling the thermodynamic processes that occur when a chill roll cools down your product. This lets us compare the relative performance of copper and steel rolls, and determine whether you can expect a 10, 20 or 50+ percent increase in performance in your operation.

At BEP we want to work with you to understand your process and requirements, and we are more than happy to use our unique in-house software and know-how to produce a detailed report on the benefits you can exp