Expert maintenance of high performance Turbocor chillers
The unique characteristics of Turbocor compressors make correct maintenance essential. The principles behind the Turbocor compressor are completely different from conventional compressor systems.
The high-performance technology has proved to be exceptionally reliable, with an oil-free design and reduced number of moving parts. But, when it needs servicing, it is vital to use trained specialists with the right tools to avoid the risk of serious problems.
LH’s engineers have over 15 years’ experience working with Turbocor chillers. We stock a wide range of spares for casualty repairs and can diagnose software issues. If a replacement compressor is required, we can supply this at competitive price.
The compressor is based on a two-stage centrifugal impeller and spindle, which is ‘levitated’ in a powered magnetic bearing. A DC inverter powers the motor, and the system is under the control of a sophisticated onboard microprocessor.
In the same way that it would be unwise to employ a regular garage mechanic in the pits for a Formula 1 championship, it is risky and potentially dangerous to let an untrained service engineer loose on a Turbocor compressor. This has been borne out by experience. At worst, this has resulted in catastrophic damage to compressors and put the chiller out of action.
On a mechanical level, with its single moving part – the shaft and related impellers – the Turbocor appears deceptively simple. However, related support systems, particularly the electronics, are highly sophisticated. To handle it safely and effectively requires specialist training, something that LH engineers have.