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

The Evolution of Ice Rink Maintenance and How Dehumidification Benefits Players and Spectators Alike

Humidity and air quality play a large role in ice rink maintenance. Ice rink dehumidification units and processes have evolved a great deal over the years as early arenas were not built to withstand temperature variances encountered today. By understanding the evolution of ice rink maintenance and learning about the new dehumidification technologies available, ice … Continue reading The Evolution of Ice Rink Maintenance and How Dehumidification Benefits Players and Spectators Alike

Mechanical Refrigerating Systems Checklist

Spring is a great time for plant managers and ice rink technicians to accomplish their annual chiller maintenance tasks. Industrial Refrigerated Systems, Ltd has developed a convenient checklist to help you with this task and to have as a reference for ongoing and routine refrigeration maintenance tasks that should take place throughout the year. We … Continue reading Mechanical Refrigerating Systems Checklist

Keeping Food and Beverage Workers Safe Around Ammonia Refrigeration

Dangerous Ammonia Refrigeration Leaks: How to Keep Food and Beverage Employees Safe Food and beverage safety is a critical matter for plant room managers, and when it comes to storing food with ammonia refrigeration, ensuring the safety of workers is of utmost importance. Ammonia is one of the most highly produced chemicals in the world … Continue reading Keeping Food and Beverage Workers Safe Around Ammonia Refrigeration

Industrial Refrigerated Systems Joins Berg Chilling Systems

Berg Chilling Systems formally announced its acquisition of Industrial Refrigerated Systems (IRSL) this week. The transaction was completed in December 2016, and early response from customers and industry stakeholders has been extremely positive. The acquisition combines the skills and expertise of our two companies, and will now provide customers with a one stop shop for … Continue reading Industrial Refrigerated Systems Joins Berg Chilling Systems

5 Ways to Maintain the Contractor & End User Relationship

Building and maintaining a strong relationship between the contractor and the end user of an ammonia refrigeration facility is one of the most valuable things both parties can do for any project success. Communication, organization, and detailed understanding of what each side offers are essential to a smooth partnership. The experts at Industrial Refrigerated Systems, … Continue reading 5 Ways to Maintain the Contractor & End User Relationship

Common Causes of Refrigerant Leaks & How to Fix Them

Over the years, most refrigeration equipment manufacturers moved away from valves, sight glasses, and filter-driers with flare connections. However, the aforementioned are still common on MINI/Multi Split systems and VRV/VRF systems. What does this mean for you? It simply means that the tendency for your systems to leak is still a common dilemma for individuals … Continue reading Common Causes of Refrigerant Leaks & How to Fix Them