Compare and Contrast of Immersion Plates and Coils

Immersion Plate Chillers and Immersion Coil Chillers

Both cold plate and coil chillers can be used in a variety of industries. One example of use is the chilling of beer. Warm beer is never welcomed and both typed of chillers can cool this frothy beverage off. Ideal temperatures for cold beer is 36°F -38°F. Both chillers are capable of cooling, but they do it in a different way.


A plate chiller has separated plates that are stacked on top of each other. The plates are stacked so a flow can be created between the hot and cold liquid. Hot liquid moves in one direction while the cooled water moves through the other direction. They never touch each to other but run parallel to create a uniform cooling affect. The chiller has four ports. The ports allow for liquid to enter and release

Another type of chiller involves coils. The coils can have various diameters, thickness, and length.  These characteristics can vary to make cleaning easier, the available space required, and how much flow of liquid is needed. The coils or tubes contain the fluid that must be heated or cooled. The second fluid runs over the tubes that are be cooled s the tubes can absorb the heat. The coils can be composed of anything so long as the refrigerant doesn’t leak through. Both plate and immersion coils used liquids like glycol and water to cool down a hot liquid.immersionchillers-coils-13