Thermal Care Launches Hybrid Evaporative Cooling System

Thermal Care, a Niles, Illinois-based manufacturer of process cooling equipment, announced the commercial launch of a hybrid film evaporator chiller that reduces energy use by 34% and uses less refrigerant than competitive flooded chillers. The Accuchiller TCF uses a hybrid film evaporator which provides the energy efficiency of wet (flooded) systems in a compact footprint using less refrigerant. Thermal Care also combines the energy savings of the new TCF chiller with their other energy savings technologies like adiabatic fluid coolers and free cooling system designs. Unlike current flooded evaporative systems which immerse copper water tubes in liquid refrigerant, hybrid film evaporation systems use a thin film of refrigerant to achieve more energy efficiency with a reduced amount of refrigerant. For more information, visit