We all know and understand the importance of planned preventative maintenance on refrigeration systems. We help our customers to understand how this benefits plant performance and longevity both in the short and long term. However, one area that can be overlooked is the regular cleaning of coolers and associated drains.
With the summer weather, and in particular the recent and unbroken spell of hot weather, a number of companies will be experiencing the problems of maintaining required temperatures in both chilled and freezer environments. When this happens, thoughts can often focus on what small changes can be made to prevent this in the future. One question should be “are the evaporators/coolers clean and working efficiently?” A second should be “have the condensate lines been thoroughly cleansed and voiding the water when they are being defrosted”?