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I recently toured the mechanical rooms at a couple local ice rinks. Both had a compressor room to keep the ice frozen. Outside was a cooling tower to dissipate the heat produced by the process.
I both cases there was a large boiler room right next door. The boilers were heating DHW and providing heat for the exterior snow melt.
It seemed crazy to me that they were removing heat from the ice, only to dump it, then firing boilers to melt ice outside.
Has anyone tried using outside slabs as the "dump" for the compressors?Even if the slabs just "idled" and the boilers fired if needed, the energy saving would be big.
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