Erik Hansen

Stainless Steel Condenser Tubes or Galvanized? That is the question!

June 2022 Blog Post Author: Erik Hansen   Subject: Stainless Steel Condenser Tubes or Galvanized?  That is the question! NOTE: The posting will dig a little into product selection revolving around evaporative style condenser products and not necessarily air-cooled or adiabatic condensers.   Industrial refrigeration systems in the Midwest often use evaporative type condensers for …

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Ammonia Liquid Migration and Cold Weather Startup

Those of us in the northern climates are familiar with the cruel outside conditions.  Old Man Winter lets loose his cool breathe and our backyards and driveways become frigid winter lands that make us always think…“why the hell do I live here again?!”  Those of us in the northern climates and familiar with central ammonia …

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Ammonia As a Refrigerant: Pros and Cons

Ammonia As a Refrigerant: Pros and Cons Last month, a 5000 pound ammonia leak occurred at a Boston-area seafood warehouse that killed one worker and forced a shelter-in-place order from Boston Police.  Problematic procedures may be to blame. So as you read the pros and cons of Ammonia as a refrigerant below, remember these key takeaways: ongoing, scheduled evaluations and preemptive maintenance are …

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