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
The federal government’s plan to legalize recreational marijuana raises occupational health and safety concerns for many employers, especially in occupations involving driving, operating heavy machinery or working with dangerous materials – like refrigerants. The Cannabis Act The senate of Canada is currently debating Bill C – 45, which would legalize access to cannabis in Canada and … Continue reading Legalization of Marijuana and the Workplace
Spring is finally here, and with it, heat and dust. These contribute to an increased workload on your chilling system, lowering efficiency and costing you more money. That’s why spring is a great time for plant managers and ice rink technicians to start thinking about annual chiller maintenance tasks and ways to improve their industrial … Continue reading 5 Ways to Increase Chilling System Efficiency and Decrease Operating Costs
It’s that time of year again, the time when the weather finally starts to get warmer and it becomes necessary to shut down your ice rink refrigeration system. While there are some maintenance tasks you can do on your ice rink refrigeration system, having it shut down for the season is something you should trust … Continue reading Shutting Down Your Ice Rink Refrigeration System
A compressor is a vital part of an industrial chilling system. It compresses the gas and moves the refrigerant around the chilling system. As long as the compressor is running it will impose a force on the refrigerant to continue circulating around the loop and continue removing heat from one location and rejecting it into another … Continue reading Optimizing the Compressor Life of Chilling Systems