Balancing heat and cold: that is one of the biggest challenges of ice rink chillers. Arenas obviously create a cold atmosphere. Providing an indoor air temperature which is comfortable for spectators while also maintaining the cold temperatures needed to keep the surface skateable can be taxing on an ice rink refrigeration system.
There are good ways and there are not so good ways to design an industrial refrigeration system for food processing, especially when it comes to the busy chiller doorway—a cold storage chilling system’s most serious energy offender.
Our industrial chiller maintenance experts have been installing and servicing outdoor ice rinks in Toronto and beyond for decades. Warmer winter temperatures have led many municipalities to put in ice rink refrigeration systems as a way of extending the outdoor skating season for residents. As time goes on we have noticed some common “myths” ice … Continue reading 3 Myths Ice Rink Owners Believe About Outdoor Ice Rink Maintenance
Refrigerant recovery on rooftop.Legislative requirements and the rising cost of refrigerants—both financial and environmental—call for the chilling system industry to perform safe and efficient methods of refrigerant recovery. In this article, we look at the most common refrigerant recovery methods used and why they are necessary. We also provide you with useful tips for servicing … Continue reading What You Should Know About Refrigerant Recovery
With warmer weather here, it’s the perfect time to check off your condenser and evaporator fan coil maintenance from your refrigeration maintenance to do list. Dirty HVAC and refrigeration evaporator coils and condenser coils can reduce system efficiency by up to 70%! This dramatically increases operating costs and reduces the life expectancy of your refrigeration system. … Continue reading Preventative Refrigeration Maintenance for Fan Coil Units
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
It is with great sadness that we join with others in Fernie, BC and the ammonia refrigeration industry at large to recognize the accidental deaths of three maintenance workers after responding to an ammonia leak emergency. This week hundreds of community members in Fernie, BC gathered to honor the three workers who lost their lives on October 17 … Continue reading Paying Respects to Ammonia Leak Victims
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
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
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