Paying Respects to Ammonia Leak Victims

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

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

Industrial Refrigerated Systems increases customer support in Niagara Region

Industrial Refrigerated Systems Limited (IRSL),a Berg Group company, announces the opening of a new location in Niagara,increasing sales and service support to local vineyards and craft breweries. “Our customers, both long-standing and recent, depend on reliable, efficient refrigeration systems to meet their targets. We are already providing exceptional service to breweries and wine producers around … Continue reading Industrial Refrigerated Systems increases customer support in Niagara Region

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 STF Safety Tips-Chilling Systems|Industrial Refrigeration

Avoiding Slips, Trips, and Falls where chillers are present. In our ongoing effort to maintain client safety where chilling systems are in use we have created an infographic to print out and post at your refrigeration facility. Both employers and employees have key responsibilities and duties to perform when it comes to ensuring the safety … Continue reading Top STF Safety Tips-Chilling Systems|Industrial Refrigeration

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

Safely Operating a Forklift – Infographic

Where there is an industrial chilling system there is likely to be a forklift. Just about every ice plant, holding facility, food and beverage processing plant uses forklifts for their daily operations. Both employers and workers of chillers share the responsibility to operate these vehicles with caution and care. Print out and post this forklift … Continue reading Safely Operating a Forklift – Infographic

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