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Using Ammonia In The Ice-Making Process

07/05/2016 at 9:57am EDT

from Ammonia21.com,

The company has always had a strong relationship with the NHL, Jose Mergulhao, CIMCO’s US Operations Manager and a keen hockey fan, told ammonia21.com. “I’m the point guy with the NHL,” said Mergulhao, who has worked at CIMCO for 21 years.

“I played hockey up to university as well, so it’s fun” to work closely with the NHL to design and install ice rinks, he said.

At the Las Vegas ice rink, Mergulhao worked to NHL specifications to project-manage and put in place a CIMCO ice rink with impressive energy efficiency and safety credentials. “The two packages [ammonia refrigerant and glycol solution] are designed for the most possible charge that we can put in there,” he said..

Steel floors, meanwhile, allow for efficient transfer of heat and cold. An infrared camera monitors the ice level. This contrasts with older systems that use brine and a reader, which is often difficult to read, to keep the ice system stable....

This attention to detail and willingness to adapt their technology has allowed CIMCO to develop a long-standing relationship with the NHL, he explains. Indeed, the company is about to open another rink in Tampa, which he describes as the “largest facility in Tampa and largest rink, with five pads in it”.

There are also plans this year to install a rink for the Detroit Red Wings NHL team, and another rink in Las Vegas.

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