Decoupler Blender: Saving Money with Better Control

Decoupler Blender: Saving Money with Better Control

The ice3 Cube Refrigeration System is not “just the Cubes” Even though there are other modular chiller solutions on the market, it is often overlooked how Emerald Environmental Technologies’ energy efficiency strategy goes beyond just the modular ice3 Cubes. It was recently noted while visiting a municipal recreation arena that another manufacturer’s modular-type system was installed with cold floor pumps … Read More

When the Size and Noise of Your Refrigeration System Matter

How the Decoupler Blender Saves Money and Allows Better Control

When Size and Noise Matter University of New England is a prime example of how the ice3 Cube system’s compact modular size and extraordinarily quiet operation allowed a redesign, without increasing the original footprint, and avoided additional construction costs and frustration. The University of New England was in the preliminary design phase and the architect was having issues making the program … Read More

Ice3 Cube Maintenance

Ice3 Cube Maintenance, All You Need is a Grease Gun

Ice3 Cube Maintenance: More Savings When asked what it takes to maintain an ice3 an operator at Merrimack College, after a year of run time, said beyond the cooling tower all you need is a grease gun. Operators that have transitioned from ammonia or industrial systems cannot believe how simple the ice3 Cubes are to maintain. The days of daily checks … Read More

Introducing the ice3 Cube Model 2545

After a lengthy redesign and extensive testing, Emerald Environmental Technologies has gone into production on their new larger output capacity model 2545 ice3 Cube. Using 40% Ethylene glycol, the all new ice3 will produce 27 Tons of refrigeration at low temperatures and 45 tons of air conditioning at the higher chill glycol temperature. Keeping to its roots of low charge, … Read More

Emerald’s Modular Technology: Saving Monies from the Start

Building a new rink involves many decisions before ground is broken. “What is our marketing plan to capture sales and sell our rink services now and, what could it be in 20 years? Will we grow to become a year-round facility? Will we offer off-ice programs or have ice year round?” Trying to predict future growth and facility use naturally … Read More

Brine Vs Glycol: It Comes Down to Long Term Vision

Brine Vs Glycol: It Comes Down to Long Term Vision

Brine: Short Term Savings A typical cold floor installed with a brine solution of Calcium Chloride (commonly known as ice melt) at 21% is effectively salt water. This solution will not allow the mixed water to freeze in normal rink use at -5°F or above. Upon installation you’ll realize a savings of approximately $18,000 when compared to the cost of … Read More

Ice Rink Efficiency: The Proof is in the Pudding

Ice Rink Efficiency: The Proof is in the Pudding

Recently we were able to catch up with Steve Trepanier at the Rochester Ice Arena in Rochester, NH, who has managed the Arena for decades. The Rochester Ice Arena recently replaced their refrigeration system and this last season they replaced their 40 year old rink floor. When we called to find out how the Rochester Ice Arena’s combination upgrade of … Read More

Does Your Refrigeration System Offer Flexibility?

Refrigeration System Flexibility

Does Your Refrigeration System Offer Flexibility? The day is coming, you know it is. The day your refrigeration system cranks, sputters, coughs and lurches to a screeching halt for the last time or you’re looking to upgrade versus another overhaul. It could be poor brine chemistry, lack of consistent maintenance, R22 is being phased out, or the local municipality no … Read More

Cold Floor Design: The Ice Kube VS the new ice3 Cube

Cold Floor Design

Cold Floor Design Emerald Environmental Technologies were recently in Minnesota and was asked about the original Ice Kube Systems (IKS) cold floor design, which due to its very slow exchange rates, simply didn’t perform as well as expected. Emerald Environmental Technologies recognized this problem from the beginning and set out to redesign the floor system. The ice3 Cubes you see today … Read More