With over 150 new ice rinks built every year in Canada, there is huge potential for the use of natural refrigerants such as ammonia and CO2. However, it is not just new ice rinks that benefit from using environmentally-friendly and efficient natural refrigerants – as the city of Montreal is proving by refitting its old HCFC-refrigerated rinks with ammonia.
“Using our separator and heat exchanger design experience and features in our products allows us to have the smallest charge possible.”
“There are benefits regarding efficiency and reducing ammonia charge […] Another important factor is the footprint of our system compared to an installation using shells and tubes, the U-Turn is much smaller and the system is much more responsive. A lot of existing facilities have height restrictions and our system –including the U-Turn separator – fits these requirements easily.”
“The vast majority of ice rinks installed in the last 15 years have been ammonia; there have been a couple of CO2 transcritical. We are targeting older R22 systems that will need replacing.”