Category Archives: Maintenance Tips

Shutting Down Your Ice Rink Refrigeration System

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

Optimizing the Compressor Life of Chilling Systems

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 for Refrigeration 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

3 Myths Ice Rink Owners Believe About Outdoor Ice Rink Maintenance

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

Preventative Refrigeration Maintenance for Fan Coil Units

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

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

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 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