How to Safely Drain Oil from an Industrial Refrigeration System

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 compressor used in the system. If refrigerant or chiller oil is not drained, it will replace the liquid refrigerant in the evaporator and cause […]

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How to Improve Performance of Food & Beverage Chilling Systems

The industrial chilling system, at the heart of your food and beverage processing plant, is likely the highest consumer of energy in your facility. Are you confident that it is operating at peak performance? Even the smallest reduction in industrial refrigeration efficiency can incur great costs both financially and in terms of food and beverage […]

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What To Do With R22: Phasing Out R22 And How It Affects You

R22, commonly known as Freon, was introduced to the industrial refrigeration market in the 1950s. For decades, it was used as the standard refrigerant within the heating and cooling industry.  Chlorodifluoromethane, the technical name for R22, is a compound of hydrochlorofluorocarbon (HCFC) and used widely as a refrigerant in all chilling applications up until recently. […]

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How to Significantly Reduce The Cost Of Ice Rink Heating

The costs associated with heating an ice rink can account for more than half of operating expenses. Although reducing costs is a concern, the other dilemma is ensuring ice rink spectators stay warm while the ice is kept cold.  In this article, we will discuss ways to balance the heat load of your ice rink […]

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Custom Food Processing Cooling Solutions

When it comes to food processing cooling for the egg industry, ensuring the highest of standards, cooling practices and food safety are paramount. Berg Chilling Systems aims to fill this need by offering the highest level of custom-engineered refrigeration equipment for liquid, frozen, and dried egg food ingredients. We work closely with clients, offering custom-designed […]

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Here’s What You Need to Know About Refrigerant Recovery

Legislative requirements, coupled with the rising cost of refrigerants—both financial and environmental—call for the chilling system industry to perform safe, and efficient methods of refrigerant recovery. In this article, we look at the most common refrigerant recovery methods used and why they are necessary. We also aim to provide operators with useful tips for servicing […]

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Improve Industrial Refrigeration Safety in the Workplace [Infographic]

In any industrial refrigeration workplace, safety is of the utmost importance. Not only is ammonia a highly corrosive and health-hazardous gas which requires its own list of safety precautions, there are many common injuries that can occur in an industrial workplace environment.  Chiller Safety: Avoiding Slips, Trips and Falls In Canada over 42,000 workers are […]

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3 Emergency Precautions for Ammonia Refrigeration Systems [Infographic]

The use of ammonia in industrial refrigeration systems is recommended for both performance and environmental reasons. However, ammonia is hazardous to the lungs, eyes, and skin due to its corrosive properties. For this reason, precautions must be taken to ensure safe handling and use in order to minimize potential spills, leaks or accidents.  To ensure […]

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11 Steps Professionals Follow To Shut Down Ice Rink Cooling Systems

The seasonal task of shutting down your ice rink cooling system is something you should trust to the professionals. Working with refrigeration inherently comes with risks, and trained professionals have the knowledge and equipment to accommodate for these dangers. 11 Tips for Shutting Down an Ice Rink Refrigeration System There are many steps involved in […]

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Why It’s Recommended to Stock Spare Parts for Your Chilling System

If downtime means a loss of production for your company, consider keeping an inventory of spare parts for your refrigeration system. While purchasing spare parts may seem like a large expense upon initial purchase, their costs are small compared to the cost of downtime. The Implications of Refrigeration System Downtime Facilities that do not keep […]

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3 Myths About Outdoor Ice Rink Ammonia Refrigeration Systems

Our industrial chiller maintenance experts have been installing and servicing outdoor ice rink ammonia refrigeration systems 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. This is where we noticed some common “myths” […]

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Custom Engineered Marine Refrigeration Systems

Berg Chilling Systems is a Canadian company with an international reputation for completing high-quality marine refrigeration system projects. In addition to their work for land-based companies, Berg has successfully worked with numerous industrial marine enterprises. As an SME – a small to medium-sized enterprise – Berg Chilling Systems has the size and resources to get […]

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Ammonia Refrigeration System Safety for the Food and Beverage Industry

Food and beverage safety is a critical matter for plant managers, and when it comes to storing food using ammonia refrigeration systems, ensuring the safety of workers is of utmost importance. Ammonia is one of the most widely produced chemicals in the world and has become the preferred choice for industrial refrigeration due to its […]

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Is Your Ice Rink’s Air Handling Equipment Doing Its Job?

Do you know how well your air handling equipment is working? There are no Federal regulations regarding indoor air quality, including the ideal levels of carbon monoxide and nitrogen dioxide. Often recreational facility managers don’t know their facility has an air quality problem until an emergency evacuation occurs. Unlike homes, ice rinks are not required […]

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5 Ways to Increase Industrial Air Chiller Efficiency and Decrease Operating Costs

Increased particulate matter in the summer months means your industrial air chiller needs to filter and handle greater levels of pollen and dust in addition to higher temperatures. These factors contribute to an increased workload on your chilling system, lowering efficiency and increasing costs. Spring is a great time for plant managers and ice rink […]

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Indiana Fishers Arena Ice Rink Refrigeration System Upgrade

The Fuel Tank facility at Fishers Arena is a two pad arena located in Fishers, Indiana whose ice rink refrigeration system was outdated and at the end of its lifespan. The facility is the home of the Indy Fuel, a professional hockey team in the ECHL. Berg Chilling Systems was brought in to manage the […]

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Ice Rink Chiller Upgrades to Reduce Energy Usage and Increase Cost Savings

The Canlan Ice Sports eastern flagship facility at York University in Toronto was managed by a 20-year old ice rink chiller system whose operating cost was higher than optimal. This facility has six ice rinks and is used year round. Keeping that much ice cooled requires a constant flow of energy. A more energy efficient […]

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Refrigeration Equipment Safeguards Food and Beverage Processing

Industrial refrigeration equipment plays an important role in food and beverage production…

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Temperature Control and Refrigeration Systems

Temperature Control is listed as one of the…

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