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Ice Making and Ice Maintenance

The typical ice pad is layered as can be seen in the diagram below.


Important Considerations:

The thinner the ice layer is kept, the less energy the refrigeration plant will consume
(i.e. ideal = approximately 30mm).


The most common surface material is concrete


The most common cooling pipes are made of plastic


Insulation is very important to avoid freezing the soil (heating can also help to avoid this).


IIHF - Ice Making and Ice Maintenance

IIHF - Ice Making and Ice Maintenance

For ample information and courses on ice making and maintenance, visit Starrinks, an affiliate of IIHF Member National Association USA Hockey.



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