Tanktemp Blog

single-phase vs. three-phase power

Posted by Tim Davis on Feb 14, 2020 12:52:00 PM
Three-phase vs single-phase which do you want and why?

It all comes down to Amps, how many do you have, how many do you need and how many can you save? 

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Topics: Planning, Electricity

Everything you ever wanted to know about glycol plumbing

Posted by Tim Davis on Jan 29, 2020 5:05:51 PM

How you install your chiller is just as important as the chiller itself.  The layout and design of a system can make all the difference. We have been installing systems since 1972. 

Always plan for expansion, don't plumb yourself into a corner, make sure you can add to the system and make repairs if needed. 

Glycol plumbing is what is called “process plumbing”. It goes from the chiller and back to the chiller. Generally it is not hooked to city water and you definitely don’t want it hooked to the drainage system. Glycol is not cheap. 

Most of all, plan your layout and size everything to work for today and tomorrow.  Tanktemp offers design and engineering services as well as full installation and maintenance. 

Here is what everyone else won’t tell you. 

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Topics: Planning, Plumbing

After Harvest Checklist

Posted by Tim Davis on Jan 9, 2020 9:04:00 AM

By May or June of next year, too much time has passed to remember all the details of the prior year’s harvest. From an operational standpoint, June is generally too late to be starting the process of preparing for harvest. The goals of building this checklist is to help prepare and be a bit more strategic. With over a decade of combined service experience in our shop, 48 of it in one guy, we have seen it all. 

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Topics: Planning, Winery