All posts by Logan Miller

Glycol Chiller Information

3 FAQs for Glycol Chiller Systems Have you been tasked with doing research on glycol chiller systems for either industrial use or for a brewery, winery or other food industry application? Here are three common questions clients tend to ask when first learning about this type of industrial refrigeration system. 1. What is a Glycol … Continue reading Glycol Chiller Information

Chilling Equipment Parts Safety: Overpressure Protection

Can Your Chilling Equipment Parts Stand the Pressure? Safety Tips for Keeping Your Refrigeration Pressure Valves, Pipes, and other Chilling Equipment Parts in Safe Operation Safety is a key concern for industrial refrigeration facilities. Regardless the size of your chilling system, the constantly fluctuating hot and cold temperatures flowing through chiller pipes creates intense pressurization. … Continue reading Chilling Equipment Parts Safety: Overpressure Protection

Ammonia Leak Prevention for Chilling Systems

Preventing Ammonia Leaks: 6 Questions Chilling System Operators Need to Answer A recent ammonia refrigeration leak in British Columbia has resulted in the tragic death of three ice rink workers and the evacuation of an entire community. This devastating news is sobering to those of us who work in chilling system industries. We are likely … Continue reading Ammonia Leak Prevention for Chilling Systems

Why Draining Refrigerant Oil Should be a Regular Maintenance Task and How to Do It Safely

Oil draining is a simple, but very important, maintenance task for your industrial refrigeration system. It should be performed on a regular schedule or as required based on the type of compressors used in the system.  If refrigerant or chiller oil is not drained, it will replace the liquid refrigerant in the evaporator, causing poor … Continue reading Why Draining Refrigerant Oil Should be a Regular Maintenance Task and How to Do It Safely

Top 3 Ice Rink Chiller Maintenance Questions Asked During the Off Season

When the weather warms outside and business slows indoors, ice rink operators intuitively know that this is the time to tackle those ice rink chiller maintenance tasks that are hard to tend to during the busy season. However, details as to what exactly those tasks are and how (as well as how often) they should … Continue reading Top 3 Ice Rink Chiller Maintenance Questions Asked During the Off Season

3 Steps to Ammonia Emergency Preparedness for Industrial Refrigeration

How to Ensure Ammonia Safety in Your Chilling System The use of ammonia for industrial refrigeration is preferred for both performance and environmental reasons, yet precautions must be taken to ensure optimum ammonia safety and that dangers are minimized in cases of accidents, leaks, or spills. To ensure that workers are kept safe, at minimum, … Continue reading 3 Steps to Ammonia Emergency Preparedness for Industrial Refrigeration

Disposing of Chiller Ice Rink Shavings: What Ice Rink Managers Should Think for Keeping Ice Rinks Running Efficiently

Whether you are operating a stand-alone ice rink, a sports multiplex, or a professional sports venue, the question how best to dispose of a resurfacer’s ice shavings is one that all ice-rink managers must answer. Efficiently and safely maintaining a smooth and solid ice surface is at the core of all ice rink operations. This … Continue reading Disposing of Chiller Ice Rink Shavings: What Ice Rink Managers Should Think for Keeping Ice Rinks Running Efficiently

Keeping Food and Beverage Chilling Systems Operating at Peak Performance

The industrial chilling system at the heart of your food and beverage processing plant is likely the highest consumer of energy in your facility, but how confident are you that it is operating at peak performance? Even the smallest reductions in industrial refrigeration efficiencies can incur great costs both financially, and in terms of food … Continue reading Keeping Food and Beverage Chilling Systems Operating at Peak Performance