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
Insulation performs a vital role in limiting heat gains in an industrial refrigeration system, ensuring that the compressor load does not become excessive. It can typically be found on piping between the evaporator, the compressor, accompanying vessels and auxiliary equipment. Insulation is also used to conserve energy, prevent condensation or ice formation and minimize corrosion. … Continue reading Insulation for Refrigeration Systems
The cost of heating an ice rink can account for up to more than half of operating expenses. Keeping ice rink spectators warm while ensuring that the ice is kept cold can be a challenge. As this article discusses, balancing the heat load with the refrigeration load in your ice rink chiller is key to … Continue reading How to Lower Ice Rink Heating Costs
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