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
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
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
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
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
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?
Steven, a Senior Technician here at Industrial Refrigerated Systems Ltd. has years of experience in all aspects of refrigeration repair for the most complex units imaginable. However, he often calls himself a “highly paid janitor” because one of the most common service calls his team receives is for dirty condensers. Why is that? Most (but … Continue reading How We Service Condensers
A big part of the service & repairs offered at Industrial Refrigerated Services Inc. involves screw compressors: Rotary screw compressor maintenance: Restoring old (yet still functional and operational) screw compressors to like-new condition. Used screw compressors for sale: Replacing worn out compressors with high-quality and very reliable pre-owned units. Models Served Regardless of what make … Continue reading Compressor Maintenance Services We Provide
Summer is coming and with it brings heat, dust and humidity – all of which contribute to an increased workload for your refrigeration system. Regular maintenance is your best defence against unnecessary operating costs and catastrophic system failure so to ensure a smooth and profitable season, here are some ways to optimize the performance of … Continue reading Refrigeration Demands of Hot Weather: Is Your System Ready For It?