HVAC chiller compressor replacement

HVAC Services for Yachts and Superyachts by PTW Shipyard
Chiller Compressor Replacement
In the video, our expert technicians at PTW Shipyard successfully replace a chiller compressor on a yacht. The process begins with an extensive examination to determine the best course of action for the specific vessel. This assessment is crucial as it helps avoid unnecessary costs and delays. The team removes the old compressor and installs a new, more efficient Turbocor compressor, which offers significant benefits such as reduced energy consumption, smaller size, and oil-free operation.
At PTW Shipyard, we specialize in HVAC services for yachts and superyachts. Our comprehensive range of services includes:
PTW Shipyard is renowned for providing specialized HVAC services tailored to yachts and superyachts. With extensive experience in the industry, our team of experts offers an extensive range of services to optimize your vessel’s performance, ensure compliance with regulations, and extend the life of your HVAC systems.
HVAC Refit Projects
A crucial aspect of maintaining your yacht is considering a HVAC refit. At PTW Shipyard, we specialize in upgrading and extending the life of your current yacht’s HVAC system. We have completed a wide range of refits and rebuilds, and have developed special solutions dedicated to refitting yachts. By involving us in an early stage, you can avoid delays and additional costs caused by extremely long delivery times.
Extensive Examination
Our trained technicians are experienced in tracing HVAC problems efficiently and systematically to get your HVAC system up and running at full performance in the shortest time possible. We examine the expected design conditions and cooling capacity of existing equipment onboard to design the best refit solution. Common activities carried out during an extensive examination include duct cleaning, replacement of air handling units, fan coil units, fan bearings, and inspecting fresh air intake and engine room canals. We also check chilled water quality and glycol percentage, as well as test fire dampers, shut-off dampers, and waterproof valves.
Replacement Chillers
Sometimes it’s better to replace the yacht’s chiller instead of repairing it. However, gaining access for replacement can be challenging, expensive, and time-consuming. Our replacement chillers are specially designed and manufactured as a building package, suitable for transporting through the doors in the vessel. This eliminates the need to cut into the hull. The replacement chillers are fully custom-built for your vessel and available with various cooling capacities.
Turbocor Compressor Installation
When your vessel gets a refit, consider replacing the compressors with innovative Copeland® Core Sense compressors. They offer numerous benefits such as exceptional sustainability, reduced energy consumption by up to 50%, and oil-free operation. Copeland compressors also take up half the space of conventional compressors.
Chiller Performance Analysis
At PTW Shipyard, we provide owners with state-of-the-art energy reporting and expertise, offering hard facts on performance for plant optimization, troubleshooting, and benchmarking. Our real-time visualization of performance gives early warning if energy consumption is increasing, and validates optimization measures for desired savings. We pinpoint problems and allow benchmarking through System Efficiency Index (SEI) and Sub-efficiencies.
Applications of Chiller Performance Analysis include commissioning/warranty inspections, site & factory acceptance tests, performance inspections, unbiased independent performance validation, energy optimization, troubleshooting and fault correction, extending plant life, preventative maintenance and service, and continuous monitoring.
Mobile and Fixed Installations
PTW Shipyard offers mobile and fixed installation options to suit your requirements. Our skilled technicians are adept at handling suction pressure at the compressor inlet and outlet, suction temperature, discharge temperature, liquid temperature, voltage on all three phases, and current on all three phases. They also manage inlet and outlet temperatures for evaporators and condensers.
HVAC System Upgrades
The corrosive marine environment can cause significant damage to equipment, such as refrigeration condenser coils perishing, steel frames flaking, and ductwork rusting. With the aging assets in the marine sector, it’s crucial to ensure that these systems are maintained as much as possible. Our team can help you manage necessary upgrades, such as refrigerant R22 phase-out, air handling unit replacement, ventilation system upgrades, and electrical panel modernization.
Service & Maintenance
With years of experience in the HVAC industry, we have the skills and expertise to fully install and maintain your refrigeration, air conditioning, and ventilation systems. Our team is equipped to handle chillers for living quarters, galley freezers, SCR room air conditioning, and shale shaker room extract systems. We help maintain your equipment and comply with the latest F-Gas regulations. Additionally, we can review your recommended spare parts list by predicting the most likely types of faults and ensuring the correct amount of spares are stored offshore.
Our services include:
Complete System Installation
Service and Maintenance Contracts
Emergency Offshore Callouts
R22 Refrigerant Replacement
Airflow Measurement and Testing
Site Surveys
Equipment Upgrades
F-Gas Leak Testing (Mandatory)
Recommended Spare Parts Lists (RSPL)
Offshore Support
More than ever before, offshore operators are realizing the need for dedicated specialist HVAC engineers as part of their operations team. Our highly qualified technicians are multi-skilled in mechanical, electrical, PLC/Controls, refrigeration, and air conditioning, and hold the latest certification in safe handling of refrigerants. We offer service contracts tailored to your specific needs, whether it’s offshore maintenance personnel 365 days a year or a support contract with site visits as needed.
Refrigerant Replacement
As regulations change and certain refrigerants are phased out, it is essential to replace them with eco-friendly alternatives. For example, the ban on refrigerant R22 made it illegal to use any HCFCs to service RAC equipment since 2015. We can help you navigate these changes and ensure your HVAC systems remain compliant and efficient.
PTW Shipyard is dedicated to providing the best HVAC services for yachts and superyachts. Our team of experts is ready to help you optimize your vessel’s performance, ensure compliance with regulations, and extend the life of your HVAC systems. To find out how we can support your offshore installation, simply fill in the form below or go to our Contact Us page for more details.

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Coatings Specialists: Obtaining the finest results available in the yacht paint industry, here at our shipyard we offer a fully dedicated Yacht Paint in-house department. Our team with over twenty years of experience in the super yacht arena will provide the highest standards reaching your expectations. Superior contractual standards and a constant application and surface controls will certify and warrant each job.

  • Finishing and Refinishing.
  • Superyacht painting.
  • Total or partial refits.
  • Priming, fairing & top coating.
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  • Touch up & repair work.
  • Professional scaffolding sheds.
  • Contractual and warranty jobs.