Category Archives: Maintenance Tips

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

As with all components of industrial refrigeration systems, properly caring for and maintaining the fan coil units of your system can heavily impact how your chiller performs overall. Taking the time to schedule, create, conduct and log a thorough fan coil maintenance plan will maximize the life and performance of your system. Download our Refrigeration Maintenance … 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

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

Did You Know Labels Can Cause a Corrosion Issue?

Recently, a study was conducted which concluded that poor, old or substandard labeling on pipes and equipment can cause corrosion issues. This study was commissioned by the US Chemical Safety Board, but it is very much applicable to the machines we service here at Industrial Refrigerated Systems Ltd. What is corrosion? Pipe corrosion can take … Continue reading Did You Know Labels Can Cause a Corrosion Issue?