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Designated Water Cooled Chillers Can Save MRI Machines

By December 27, 2018 March 5th, 2020 No Comments

The images that MRI machines produce can oftentimes save lives. So, it goes without saying that MRI machines need to be accurate in order to be effective in treating and diagnosing patients. However, in order to work precisely and reliably, MRI machines need to maintain a certain temperature, that is where water cooled chillers comes in. Also, an overheating MRI machine can cause irreversible and costly damage to the machine itself. Having designated water cooled chillers is the best way to keep your MRI machines working perfectly.

Your MRI’s Internal Cooling System Needs Help

Carrier 550 ton chillerMRI machines need to be relatively cool to be accurate and reliable. Seems simple enough, right? But there is a paradox in this equation, MRI machines run very hot, due to the electricity, magnetic pull and residual motion of the magnets.

MRI Machines have their own means of cooling, but it often isn’t enough. Here is how the process works. A helium-filled compressor called a cryocooler cools the magnet in the center of the machine. There are several layers of coils and heat exchangers that cool the cryocooler even more. However, if liquid helium were to leak out, the MRI machine could overheat, which could cause significant damage to the machine, not to mention a situation like this could delay treatment for patients or overload other MRI machines in the facility or hospital. This kind of loss or delay can cost a facility millions and may cost patients their lives.

Designated Water Cooled Chillers Will Save Your MRI Machines

A designated chiller can save your MRI machine, because it acts as a buffer between the MRI’s internal cooling system and anything that could possibly go wrong with it. When liquid hellion leaks, overheats or vaporizes, the designated water cooled chiller can cool your MRI machine enough to mitigate any damage, saving your facility millions.

The Cooler The MRI Machine, The More Accurate It Is

When patients go for an MRI, they have the right to reliable, accurate results. The cooler the MRI machine runs, the more accurate the imaging is. If an MRI overheats or produces an unreliable image, it could delay a patient’s treatment and diagnosis. Some patients who have urgent, life-threatening conditions, like heart attacks, car accident trauma or strokes don’t have the time to spare to get multiple MRIs. They need accurate and immediate imaging to assess the extent of their injury or illness. A designated water cooled chiller can assure that your MRI machine is operating at the most optimal temperature at all times, ensuring that your patients get the lifesaving results they need the first time.

Critical Power Can Help With All Of Your Chiller Needs

Critical Power Products and Services offers its customers a wide variety of used and refurbished water cooled chillers ideal for cooling your facility’s MRI machines. Contact us for more information on how water cooled chillers can save your facility millions in MRI repairs.