In the precise craft of hash ice water extraction, every component of the cooling system must perform flawlessly to maintain the quality of the product. The uploaded diagram below reveals an advanced glycol chiller system with a standout feature: the automatic shut-off capability of the solenoid valve. This feature is not just a convenience; it’s a strategic element that is pivotal for the system’s efficiency and the prevention of freeze damage.
- 110v Solenoid Valve
- A 24V solenoid valve may also be used. This will require an additional power adapter but may be the safer option if you are worried about the solenoid getting wet in your lab
- Power Cable (get an electrician to help you wire this up if you don’t know what you are doing)
- 2x 1/2″ NPT to Barb Adapter
- Outlet Splitter
- Hashtek Heat Exchanger
- Recirculating Glycol Chiller
Automatic Glycol Flow Regulation: The Game-Changer
- Synchronized Shut-Off: The 110v solenoid valve is ingeniously configured to cease the flow of glycol simultaneously with the water pump’s shut-off. This synchronization is achieved through a simple yet effective outlet splitter. This means there’s no risk of cold glycol flowing through the heat exchanger when there’s no water flow, preventing any chance of freezing and potential damage.
- Safeguarding the Heat Exchanger: The solenoid valve ensures that the Heat Exchanger—the system’s critical component—is never at risk of freezing by only allowing glycol circulation when water is flowing. This automated safety measure is crucial since the ice water extraction process requires the heat exchanger to operate within specific temperature margins to ensure the integrity of the hash.
- Effortless Efficiency: The automatic function of the solenoid valve means there’s no manual step required to prevent the chiller’s heat exchanger from freezing. This seamless automation not only saves time but also reduces the risk of operator error.
Protect your Equipment:
- Protection by Design: The system’s design, featuring this automated solenoid valve protects the heat exchanger from freezing. It ensures that the system remains operational and efficient without manual intervention.
- Dual Protection: The inclusion of a bypass valve in the Recirculating Glycol Chiller serves a dual purpose. It allows maintenance without system interruption and, more importantly, pairs with the solenoid valve to provide an extra layer of protection against freezing, ensuring that the chiller operates only when needed.
In conclusion, the solenoid valve’s integration into this glycol chiller system represents a significant leap forward in hash ice water extraction technology. It underscores the importance of automated safeguards and demonstrates a commitment to maintaining continuous, freeze-free operation. This is more than just a component; it’s a smart, preventative measure that stands at the heart of a sophisticated, reliable cooling system.