The Plastics Engineering Technology program at Pittsburgh State University benefits from the donation of a state-of-the-art 2 ton variable speed air-cooled chiller from Delta T Systems
Delta T Systems has donated 2 Ton Variable Speed Air-Cooled Chiller to the Plastics Engineering Technology program in the Department of Engineering Technology, at Pittsburgh State University (PSU). The chiller is used as part of PSUs program to give students detailed technical knowledge and skill development using state-of-the-art equipment.
Last month the chiller installation was completed when the unit’s supply and return piping was connected to Pittsburgh State’s three injection molding machines. Pittsburgh State’s accredited Plastics Engineering Technology program plans to use the process chiller extensively as part of its Advanced Injection Molding course. Additionally it will be used for other projects in the Plastics Processing Laboratory, such as blow molding and extrusion and as part of senior capstone projects.
The students will be learning while benefiting from using a chiller with state-of-the-art capabilities, including Ethernet and adaptive controls, a 4.3″ touch screen display, and extensive digital data collection. Professor Paul Herring commented, “Our students have been using the Delta T system and find it easy to understand and operate. The chiller is working perfectly with our system.”
Delta T Systems air-cooled chillers are among the most efficient air-cooled industrial process chillers on the market, they incorporate variable speed compressors that operate effectively between 10% and 100% of their rated capacity. So Pittsburg State’s chiller can operate very efficiently at full capacity as a 2 ton chiller, or at any lower chilling capacity, down to 0.2 tons.
About Pittsburgh State University Plastics Engineering Technology Program:
Pittsburgh State is one of only a handful of universities nationwide with an accredited program in Plastics Engineering Technology. In 2019 the plastics program is celebrating its 50th Year. The program has over 90 current students and growing enrollment, with 15 to 20 students graduating every year.