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Ice making plants in the Southern United States are especially busy places. Ice is a popular commodity, especially in warmer months, when production runs high. Facility managers typically wait for the wintertime to turn their attention to maintenance issues.

We recently did work for a major ice making company here is the Southeast that produces 10 to 20 lb bags of cubed ice. Their production line incorporates large freezer units with galvanized metal walls with very thick insulation. During the ice making process, cubes find their way into spaces where they collect, freeze together, and form one big mass of accumulated ice. Every several years this company would shut down production for a period of time in December and use a jackhammer to break up the oversized mass of ice before cleaning the room. The labor and equipment costs associated with this method were expensive, and the company was exploring alternative solutions.

We took the call from the client, who was interested in the feasibility and cost of using heaters to melt the ice. Our solution involved using 400,000 BTU propane heaters to blow hot air through a series of ducts directed at the ice mass. Even at these high BTUs, it took almost 10 days to melt the massive block of ice. However, it took much less time and was significantly less expensive than the jackhammer method. The client was so pleased with the outcome that they are considering using this method when maintenance comes due at their 25 other plants.

To learn more about this project or our portable heating and cooling solutions, contact us directly.

Ice Company Specifications

Job Requirements:
  • Heating
  • Duct Work
Location:
  • Southeast
Duration:
  • 9 – 10 days
Role:
  • Provided Propane Heaters
  • Created Duct Work
Situation:
  • Large ice plant had unexpected freezing preventing further ice creation.
Energy Required:
  • 400,000 BTU

What Our Customer Say

“We used All American Portable Air twice in 2017, both were great experiences. Our office AC went out in the middle of summer and Eli was able to get a large unit /generator on the property the day after we spoke. He showed us how to use everything and helped set up everything up. We also used Eli to heat up space for our Christmas party. He was very patient with us through the planning process and invited us out to the shop to view all of the equipment. We had an elaborate setup with the heating tubing, but everything worked out great. I would recommend All American to anyone with heating and cooling needs.”

– Tamie S. | LEED Green Associate

“All American Portable Air over the past three to four years have supplied all over our large scale project temporary heating needs and done so in a most efficient and professional manner. One of the biggest headaches on construction sites during the winter months is spending time dealing with tanks and heating units that either always seem to be empty or guys are having to move around. AAPA has greatly simplified this through their higher quality heating units and large capacity tanks. The other benefits that due to the quality of the heaters we are able to heat more square footage will less heaters and tanks = fuel and money.”

– Jason Larkins | Orion Building Corp.

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