When working in the industrial ammonia refrigeration field, it’s vital employees know potential safety hazards and proper safety procedures in the event an accident occurs. Ammonia is the lifeblood of many chilling systems but it can also be lethal. Understanding how it works, and how to use it safely is critical. Everyone, even experts from … Continue reading Common Hazards of Industrial Ammonia Refrigeration
In Ontario, all employers covered by the Workplace Safety and Insurance Act (WSIA) must provide a safe working environment to their employees, as well as safety training and an accessible first aid kit. The requirements vary depending on the total number of employees, as well as how many are working at any one time. The … Continue reading Workplace Safety Guidelines for a Productive Business
Servicing industrial refrigeration equipment often means working outdoors on rooftop piping and condensers, and with our wildly varied Canadian climate you’ll be exposed to extreme heat and humidity, as well as extreme cold and windchill. Working outdoors in the winter months can bring about unique challenges and hazards and not following the proper procedures can … Continue reading Servicing Industrial Refrigeration Equipment in the Cold
There are many different types of food grade lubricants that can be used in the food and beverage industry. Food-grade, food-plant, FDA listed, NSF certified, the list is vast and making your way through the best practices and standards, and various terminology can be overwhelming.
Ice Rink Safety Series: Part 1 of 3 October 17th marks the one-year anniversary of the Fernie Memorial Arena ammonia incident that resulted in three fatalities (Lloyd Smith, Wayne Hornquist and Jason Podloski) and the evacuation of 95 residents from nearby homes. Each man is missed by friends and family, and our sincere condolences go … Continue reading October Marks the Anniversary of the Fernie Memorial Arena Ammonia Incident
Do you know what the air quality is like in your recreational ice rink facility? The truth is, most ice rink managers don’t. Unfortunately, there are no Federal Regulations for indoor air quality for ice rink carbon monoxide and nitrogen dioxide exposure. Recreational facility professionals often don’t know that their facility has an air quality … Continue reading Do You Have an Ice Rink Air Quality Management Program?
The Construction Lien Act, Amendment Act 2017 received Royal Assent and became law on December 12, 2017. However, the law is broken into two stages in order to allow sufficient time to establish and develop a regime for the certification of adjudicators. Stage 1: all changes to regulations and forms will be proclaimed and come … Continue reading The Impact of Bill 142 on Surety Bonding and Industrial Refrigerated Systems Ltd.
One of the best innovations in recreational ice refrigeration is a reverse osmosis water treatment system. It results in water and energy savings and creates the best ice surface for athletes. Reverse osmosis removes the impurities that cause the equipment to work overtime. It’s estimated that 30 arenas use 321 million gallons of water each … Continue reading Save Energy in Recreational Ice Refrigeration with Reverse Osmosis Water Treatment
Are you keeping your logbooks up to date? The TSSA (Technical Standards and Safety Authority) requires you to keep records of industrial refrigeration installation and regular maintenance. This is a critical component of facilities management and has two key functions. A Record of Service on Industrial Refrigeration Systems Protects from Liability The first function is … Continue reading Why Keeping Logbooks is Essential to Industrial Refrigeration Installation and Maintenance
If downtime means a loss of production for you company, you may want to consider keeping an inventory of spare parts for your refrigeration system. While purchasing spare parts may seem like a large expense upon initial purchase, their costs are minuscule compared to the cost of downtime. Refrigeration System Downtime Horror Story A production … Continue reading Recommended Spare Parts for Your Refrigeration System