District Cooling System
District cooling is the generation and distribution of cooling energy in the form of chilled water from a central chiller plant to multiple end-user buildings for the purpose of comfort cooling. The chilled water produced at the central chiller plant is transported to the end-users via a network of chilled water distribution piping.
As shown in the diagram above, a District Cooling System consists of the following primary components:
- The District Cooling Plant is a Central Chiller Plant which generates the thermal energy in the form of chilled water.
- The Piping Network which transports and distributes the chilled water to the End-user Buildings.
- The End-user Buildings which subscribe to the District Cooling Service and consumes the thermal energy.