Whether we like it or not, the colder months are approaching, and the temperature is slowly starting to decrease. This raises the question ‘how do we protect our industrial refrigeration systems from the cold?’ Thankfully, there are some really easy steps you can take yourself to ensure you don’t encounter hefty repair bills or excessive downtime due to failing equipment. However, it’s important to keep in mind that the most effective way to protect your equipment will always be to have it regularly serviced by professionals such as ourselves.

What Threats Does the Winter Hold?

  • Bacteria build-up
  • Metal corrosion
  • Scaling / fouling
  • Rust
  • Microbiologically Induced Corrosion (MIC)

The above can all potentially lead to serious problems for your refrigeration system such as damaged/broken coils & pipes, plugged equipment, equipment downtime leading to loss of profit, and overall system issues leading to expensive repair or replacement bills.

There are numerous steps you should take to avoid any of the above happening, first and foremost you should ensure your service and maintenance is up to date, if you haven’t done this for a while then it’s best to get it booked in ASAP. Other steps include:

  • Weather stripping doors and windows
  • System cleaning, disinfection, and passivation
  • Insulate heat trace pipes and sprinklers
  • Add some anti-freeze to those systems that will be exposed to the elements
  • Temperature control – of towers and mechanical rooms

If you haven’t started to plan yet for the colder months, then you should get started straight away – waiting until the cold is upon us can often be too late for many systems and can therefore lead to excessive business downtime. Both the winter and ice (for outdoor systems) pose a huge potential threat to any refrigeration system so make sure yours is well protected over the next few months.

To book in your service and maintenance get in touch with us today – contact@ejmrefrigeration.co.uk