Automatic Icemaking Plants and Skating Rinks
ASHRAE Technical Committee
Scope of TC 10.2
TC 10.2 is concerned with the application of equipment and systems for automatic ice manufacturing systems for five tons of ice per 24 hours and larger, including ice builders or ice storage systems, and also including iceskating and curling rinks.
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REFRIGERATION: Ice Manufacture Most commercial ice production is done with ice makers that produce three basic types of fragmentary ice (flake, tubular, and plate), which vary according to the type and size required for a particular application. Among the many applications for manufactured ice are processing (fish, meat, poultry, dairy, bakery products, and hydrocooling), storage and transportation (fish, meat, poultry, and dairy products), manufacturing (chemicals and pharmaceuticals), and others (retail consumer ice, concrete mixing and curing, and off-peak thermal storage). REFRIGERATION: Ice Rinks Any level sheet of ice made by refrigeration (the term “artificial ice” is sometimes used) is referred to in this chapter as an ice rink regardless of use and whether it is located indoors or outdoors. Bobsled-luge tracks are not referred to as rinks but are referenced under this chapter. An ice sheet is usually frozen by circulating a heat transfer fluid through a network of pipes or tubes located below the surface of the ice. The heat transfer fluid is predominantly a secondary coolant such as glycol, methanol, ethanol, or calcium chloride (see Chapter31 of the 2013 ASHRAE Handbook—Fundamentals).
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Seminars by this TC: Bridging the Disconnect Between HVAC and Refrigeration Design in an Ice Arena, Montreal, June 2011 Bobsled Tracks: Design and Construction Challenges, Salt Lake City, June 2008
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