Arenas require a refrigeration system (direct or indirect), which removes heat and creates cold. Replacing old compressors with more efficient ones will save a lot of energy and maintenance costs. Indirect refrigeration systems allow for safer control of potentially harmful refrigerants. The compressors are in the heart of a refrigeration system. It’s the only active main component maintaining the flow of refrigerant. Computer programs and applications give arena operators more control to schedule when compressors are powered on and powered off. Programming for shutdown at night, on holidays and during other downtimes allows for significant energy savings. New equipment will increase the cooling efficiency at the compressor.
- Reduce energy costs
- Reduce maintenance costs
- FortisBC: New arena compressor saves energy and money
- NRCAN: Heads up: Building energy efficiency (vol. 4 iss. 8)
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