This guide features successful installations of CO2 and ammonia ice rinks, as well as the history of natural refrigerants in ice arenas, the basics of using natural refrigerants, the efficiency advantages of natural refrigerants, regulations impacting these refrigerants and the environmental and health impact of HFO blend refrigerants. It explains why refrigeration systems using a natural refrigerant – CO2 or ammonia – are a better long-term choice from a business and environmental perspective than a system using an HFO blend like R513A or R449A.
VFW Sports Center, North Dakota
CIMCO’s Eco Chill ammonia package complete with three ice batteries and heat recovery was chosen from four possible system options proposed.Read more
University District’s Outdoor Skating Surface, Calgary
When not in use, the seasonal rink’s refrigeration system provides cooling to the surrounding buildings, projected to deliver future operational savings for University District.Read more
U.S. Princeton Day School Raises the Bar with All-in-One CO2 Ice Arena Solution
This will be the most sophisticated, state-of-the-art CO2 system ever to be installed at a North American school, paving its way to net zero and setting the gold standard for future-proof sustainability.Read more