Many research buildings are already cooled by a system of pipes filled with chilled water supplied by a centralized chiller system. Standard laboratory rubber tubing cannot handle this highly pressurized water source. However, CannonDesign's eVap 1000 unit safely harnesses the cooling power of the highly efficient building system for laboratory use in a different way.
The Laboratory Heat Exchanger is a standalone, breadbox-sized unit that functions as an interface between the high-pressure cooling system and the lower-pressure water required for laboratory applications. Cold water from the building's chilled-water system enters the unit through high-pressure, durable hoses which contain the pressurized water.
In a separate closed loop, about three liters of water running at a much lower pressure, circulates continuously from the heat-exchanging unit through rubber tubing into the laboratory for use in experiment or equipment cooling.