CIMCO Refrigeration

Recreational Ice Rinks | Industrial Refrigeration | HVAC Smart Solutions

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Duncan, SC 29334
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Burlington, Ontario,
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Solutions for Net Zero Emissions
Governments across the globe have set ambitious goals to reach net-zero greenhouse gas emissions by 2050. The job of arena operators and facility managers is also rapidly changing. There are increasing demands to lower operating cost and provide greater accuracy in budgeting while meeting municipal “Green" Environmental goals and safety targets.

Advancement in technology and connectivity is allowing us to have a deeper understanding of product function to improve and maximize performance and output. From our signature green technology that's cost-effective and built to last, to our innovative range of customizable and energy efficient options, CIMCO provides you with a suite of tools and expertise you need to reach net-zero emissions.

Desuperheater
Dehumidifier
Adiabatic Condensers

VFD on Screw Compressors
VFD on Condenser Fans
Non-Chemical Water Treatment System
Oversizing Condenser
Auto-Purgers
Make Up Air Unit (Heat Recovery)
Amonia Heat Pumps
Renewable Power for Refrigeration Systems
EC Motors on Evaporators

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COMPANY OVERVIEW

WHO WE ARE

Recognized as leaders in sustainable refrigeration, CIMCO is North America's largest supplier of thermal solutions catering to industrial, recreational and commercial sectors. Renowned as a forerunner in providing environmentally-friendly ice systems, we take pride in our ability to engineer world-class technology and deliver outstanding service to our customers.

Throughout our legacy of more than 100 years, we have been leaders in designing and implementing innovative and future-ready solutions, and are committed to our vision to be your first choice for systems and services in thermally-controlled environments.

WHAT WE DO

  • Designing systems from conception to final delivery, taking utmost care of all requisite stages

  • Engineering capability to handle all the stages of a project-from conceptualization to design to supervision and finally commissioning, thanks to our in-house team of expert engineers

  • Automation technologies, providing automatic microprocessor control solutions for refrigeration plants

  • Manufacturing expertise in in-house fabrication of customized equipment and support capabilities

  • Service and Maintenance, including our National Parts Centre

  • Special emphasis on Safety, including pre-start review, right safety gear, and regular inspections



ALL PRODUCTS

Recreational Ice Solutions  

NET-ZERO READY HEATING, COOLING, AND AIR CONDITIONING SOLUTION.

The Thermal Force One transforms facility operations by operating as an all-in-one multifunctional heat pump, refrigeration, and air-conditioning system, eliminating reliance on fossil fuel-powered boilers. With the potential to boost waste heat up to 175°F, the TF1 not only saves energy but also serves a variety of purposes inside as well as outside the facility. With a low-charge ammonia refrigerant and integration with green energy sources, it's an ideal solution for decarbonization. Automatic leak detection and emergency refrigerant transfer provide peace of mind, while the CIMCO IQ rink control system provides seamless automation and control to facility management.

Features:

CIMCO THERMAL BOOST
Fully automated pump that converts 100% of waste heat into useable heat up to 175 Degrees Fahrenheit which can be used as an additional compressor for cooling, reducing natural gas consumption and emissions.

CIMCO iQ+
Energy management automation system with intuitive features. Manage ice rink operations from anywhere.

CIMCO SMART TRANSFER
Safety product that automatically senses and contains refrigerant leaks.

CIMCO ECO DRY
Ventilation and dehumidification system that doubles as a heating system for indoor ice rinks.

CIMCO ICE BATTERY - Thermal storage system to reduce energy costs.

LOW-CHARGE AMMONIA
Improves overall efficiency and reduces risks of potential exposure due to leaks.

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ECO CHILL® is an industry-leading solution for ice rinks that takes you one-step closer to a greener future while ensuring the best quality ice and user satisfaction.

Eco Chill allows you to re-purpose the energy removed from your ice sheet during operation and apply that energy to wherever you need heat within the building. By utilizing 100% heat recovery from the refrigeration system, it decreases your arena's energy consumption and lowers greenhouse gas emissions. Moreover, the Eco Chill system has the benefit of reduced refrigerant charge and leaks.

Its modular nature allows the designer to choose those components that best match the needs of your facility - be that of a new design or retrofit.

If you are committed to a brighter future, it is time to move towards net neutrality and see what Eco Chill can do for your ice rink.

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Powered by ammonia or CO₂, this ice rink refrigeration system provides high quality ice, and will ensure your facility is running on future-proof natural refrigerants that won't be phased out. In terms of safety, the self-contained refrigerant provides the lowest charge available in the industry. 

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SPECS SPECWIZARDS CATALOGS VIDEOS

Governments across the globe have set ambitious goals to reach net-zero greenhouse gas emissions by 2050. The job of arena operators and facility managers is also rapidly changing. There are increasing demands to lower operating cost and provide greater accuracy in budgeting while meeting municipal “Green" environmental goals and safety targets.

Advancement in technology and connectivity is allowing us, as North America's leading ice rink contractor, to have a deeper understanding of product function to improve and maximize performance and output. From our signature green technology that's cost-effective and built to last, to our innovative range of customizable and energy efficient options, CIMCO provides you with a suite of tools and expertise you need to reach net-zero emissions.

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CATALOGS VIDEOS

We've always believed that everyone deserves to skate on a flawless, safe ice surface, whether that's a small community arena where tiny skates are laced up for the first time, or a 17,000-seat facility where the world's top athletes compete. We also know that ice rink owners and operators face more obstacles than ever before to deliver on that promise. External forces like rising energy prices, extreme weather caused by global warming, and the ambitious net zero mandates put in place by governments to stop it. Not to mention internal pressures such as tight budgets and short staffing. CIMCO iQ is a sophisticated automation system designed to face these obstacles head on—and keep you in control of your ice surface and your facility's environment.

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Desiccant dehumidification in your ice rink means an end to fog, dripping, and mold because it is the only reasonable way to get very low humidity air and improve the quality of your ice.

A Smart Rink Dehumidifier unit has few moving parts, is simple, and reduces electrical loads by transferring the dehumidification duty and most of the latent load from the ice plant. Suitable for seasonal ice rinks, this all-electric dehumidifier includes waste heat recovery, unit energy consumption monitoring and full onboard PLC.

Product Description:: Compact desiccant dehumidifier designed to operate efficiently and effectively remove moisture.

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The Alfa Laval Smart Heat is the first industrial desuperheater with a robust design built specifically for the demands of ice rinks.

The by-product of the refrigeration system is heat. Instead of wasting the ‘free' heat outside, why not use it where you need it?

The Alfa Laval Smart Heat will provide free heat for your showers, Zamboni water and other hot water needs at your facility. It will monitor how much energy you have recovered and calculate electricity savings.

Product Description:  Industrial desuperheater that provides high grade heat.

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The Alfa Laval Smart Contain is the single most effective component you can add to your system to reduce refrigeration charge.

With an Alfa Laval Smart Contain, all of the refrigerant will be within the refrigeration room. Systems with a Smart Contain can lower the overall charge by 70% – reducing risk, increasing safety and improving efficiency.

The onboard intelligence will continually monitor how efficiently the unit is operating and provide early warning of issues.

Product Description: A Plate and Frame condenser which lowers ammonia charge and water usage.

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The Mycom Smart M is the most efficient reciprocating compressor available.

No more guessing about how to maintain your compressor. It tells you when it's time for an oil change or overhaul and lets you know how efficiently you are operating.

The compressor is the heart of the system. It costs the most to operate. The onboard intelligence carefully monitors operating conditions, reports deviations from optimal operation, and advises on upcoming service requirements..

Product Description:  A reciprocating compressor that uses less horsepower per ton of refrigeration than comparable units.

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The Evapco Smart Condense is the most environmentally responsible evaporative condenser available.

It monitors water consumption, provides feedback on overall condenser operation, and notifies the user about maintenance requirements.

Product Description: An evaporative condenser designed for easy maintenance and decreased water and electricity usage.

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The Alfa Laval Smart Turn enhances the safety of your facility by reducing the refrigerant charge.

It's like having an employee monitoring your engine room, letting you know when it is time to drain oil, reporting fluid levels, and optimizing the suction pressures.

Product Description: A rink chiller package that reduces ammonia charge and increases efficiency through innovative U-turn surge drum.

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SMART TRANSFER PROVIDES: 

Risk Mitigation – Sensors automatically detect & diagnose leaks

Improved Safety – Refrigerant is automatically transferred, so operators don't have to enter potentially contaminated areas

Fast and Complete Transfer – The fastest method to safely remove all refrigerant from the system

Less Downtime – Shorter maintenance time

Ease of Use – No specialized training or external equipment required

True Peace of Mind – For owners, operators and the community

SMART TRANSFER Refrigerant Transfer System

Safety is every facility's #1 priority.

SMART Transfer isolates the charge in your refrigeration system, automatically when a leak is detected, or on demand while maintenance is performed. This provides safety for operators and peace of mind for everyone.

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  • Richmond Oval (2010 Olympics)

  • Calgary Oval ('88 Olympics)

  • Pettit Center (Milwaukee)

  • Zoetermeer (Netherlands)

  • Jilin (Changchun, China)

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Architecturally designed skating surface are one of today's most popular community ideas! They are an affordable option in providing a community with a unique and attractive year-round recreational facility.

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Leisure Rinks & Skating Paths  

Architecturally designed skating surface are one of today's most popular community ideas! They are an affordable option in providing a community with a unique and attractive year-round recreational facility.

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VIDEOS

Industrial Refrigeration  

As sustainability champions, CIMCO uses natural refrigerants with zero or ultra-low Global Warming Potential, and specializes in sustainable solutions at every step in the food supply chain, from farming, processing and packaging, to distribution, storage, and keeping food fresh on grocery store shelves. We design and implement these innovative technologies to meet any refrigeration need to help our customers harvest, farm, fish, brew, bake, cook, create, transport and store the highest-quality food and beverages.

Net Zero Naturally and the Food Supply Chain

Cold chains are integral to delivering affordable, nutritious, and safe food to the world. They also have an important role in fighting climate change. By choosing natural refrigerants and product solutions that prioritize energy efficiency and resource-conservation, food and beverage companies can reduce their environmental footprint and greenhouse gas emissions—naturally.

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CATALOGS

We have more than a century of experience in the design, engineering, and fabrication of industrial refrigeration systems for a range of sectors, from oil and gas, mining, manufacturing, printing and pulp to food and beverage, pharmaceutical and recreation. We apply innovative, state-of-the-art equipment and refrigerants to develop systems that meet even the most complex refrigeration challenges. In fact, CIMCO's leadership and unparalleled research and development has put us at the forefront of industry advancements and technological breakthroughs.

OIL, GAS AND PETROCHEMICAL 
CIMCO's design, engineering and manufacturing teams have helped deliver advanced technology for projects in Alberta's oil sands and natural gas projects in the province's Deep Basin region, as well as a number of major petrochemical projects. Regardless of the end product, we have the experience and capability to create and implement unique and innovative solutions tailored to our customers' specific needs and challenges.

PHARMACEUTICAL 
The COVID-19 pandemic put a spotlight on the importance of an efficient and secure cold chain in safely delivering vaccines and medicines to those who need them. Our refrigeration solutions can help maintain optimal temperatures while transporting, storing and handling vaccines and medicines that require storage and distribution at very cold and fixed temperatures.

PROCESS COOLING
CIMCO is the leading choice for chilled water temperature control technology in plastics, automotive, pharmaceutical and general process industries. CIMCO provides water chiller, cooling tower and water re-circulation packaged systems for individual processes, and also for full centralized plant operations. 

MINING 
CIMCO has been involved in mining for more than 50 years, helping our customers by freezing and stabilizing the ground to allow for drilling, providing cool air in deep shafts for ventilation, and lending operational expertise for refrigeration equipment. 

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Solutions for Net Zero Emissions
Governments across the globe have set ambitious goals to reach net-zero greenhouse gas emissions by 2050. The job of arena operators and facility managers is also rapidly changing. There are increasing demands to lower operating cost and provide greater accuracy in budgeting while meeting municipal “Green" Environmental goals and safety targets.

Advancement in technology and connectivity is allowing us to have a deeper understanding of product function to improve and maximize performance and output. From our signature green technology that's cost-effective and built to last, to our innovative range of customizable and energy efficient options, CIMCO provides you with a suite of tools and expertise you need to reach net-zero emissions.

Desuperheater
Dehumidifier
Adiabatic Condensers

VFD on Screw Compressors
VFD on Condenser Fans
Non-Chemical Water Treatment System
Oversizing Condenser
Auto-Purgers
Make Up Air Unit (Heat Recovery)
Amonia Heat Pumps
Renewable Power for Refrigeration Systems
EC Motors on Evaporators

Rated 5 based on 1 product reviews

These modular, fully engineered units are pre-wired, pre-piped, and pre-valved for easy installation. Say goodbye to the need for an engine room as they come with their own enclosure, offering flexible mounting options. With built-in automation, they can operate independently or seamlessly integrate with other systems. Discover a new era of cooling excellence with CIMCO Penthouse Evaporators.

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It may sound like something you'd find in a Marvel character's headquarters, but a desuperheater is a different kind of secret weapon—one that's helping food and beverage businesses get to net-zero by making use of a renewable resource hiding in plain sight: waste heat. Nearly three-quarters of all the energy produced by humanity becomes waste heat that is released into the atmosphere. By capturing and reusing this free byproduct, businesses can save money and optimize production while conserving resources and cutting greenhouse gas emissions. That's where the desuperheater comes in.

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Is your facility struggling with high relative humidity levels? Are you noticing dripping, excessive moisture, or the accumulation of mildew? Is moisture regain affecting the quality of your product? A dehumidifier can help resolve all of these issues.

THE KEY TO A MOISTURE-FREE FACILITY 
Whether your facility is a manufacturing unit, food processing business, or a seed storage space, a dehumidifier is a critical piece of equipment designed to address excess moisture everywhere in a facility—from process rooms and docks to storage coolers — by removing fog and condensation, and eliminating ice and frost build-up on floors, evaporator coils and products.

The moisture-absorbing capability of the dehumidifier results in drastically reducing the need for a defrost cycle for the evaporators within your facility, in contrast to the typical requirement of doing it on a daily basis and sometimes multiple times a day, which means energy savings and reduction in electricity costs for your facility. Coupled with energy savings, using a dehumidifier will also translate to operational efficiency and reducing equipment maintenance, thus bringing enhanced productivity, and reduction in downtime. 

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Adiabatic condensers only use water at peak ambient conditions, therefore significantly reducing water and energy costs as compared to evaporative or air-cooled condensers. This increased thermal performance at peak ambient conditions lowers the total cost of ownership and reduces compressor energy usage.

Any reduction in energy automatically leads to a reduction in greenhouse gas emissions – a key requirement for transitioning to net zero. 

What is an adiabatic condenser?
An adiabatic condenser (or cooler) is an air-cooled finned heat exchanger with a pre-cooling section that features humidification pads (or water spray nozzles) that help lower the ambient dry bulb temperature prior to entering the coiled heat exchanger section. This then allows for more efficient heat rejection.

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VFD on Screw Compressors
VFD on Condenser Fans
Non-Chemical Water Treatment System
Oversizing Condenser
Auto-Purgers
Make Up Air Unit (Heat Recovery)
Amonia Heat Pumps
Renewable Power for Refrigeration Systems
EC Motors on Evaporators

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Commercial HVAC  

Commercial HVAC 
We are the leading providers of reliable, cost-effective, and environmentally-friendly heating, ventilation, and air conditioning solutions. We've worked in multiple commercial sectors and a variety of units such as office buildings, condominiums and multi-tenant rentals, data centres, manufacturing facilities, and healthcare centres.

Keep Cool and Carry On 
We've been helping our customers keep their cool for over a century. We understand that the effectiveness and reliability of HVAC systems are critical for our customers, which is where our experienced team of problem solvers fit in. Our expertise encompasses a wide range of installation and replacement services to cater to different needs like manufacturing chillers, cooling towers, hot water and heating boilers, pumps, heating and cooling roof tops and water treatment. From improving the quality of air that we breathe, to ensuring year-round comfort, we offer reliable solutions for various critical applications. 

Custom Solutions 
We recognize that the needs for different facilities are different, that's why we offer you the best solutions to fit your objectives and your budget, along with maintenance plans that offer 24/7 support. Additionally, our products and services align with our aim of working towards environmental sustainability. Our team of highly-trained technicians and experts are equipped with the right tools and know-how to address your needs in a prompt and efficient manner, while prioritizing safety. 

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INDOOR AIR QUALITY IS MORE IMPORTANT NOW THAN EVER
Amidst the many changes that the COVID-19 pandemic has brought to our lives, one significant shift has been the focus around air quality in our buildings and facilities, including vaccine administration sites, where we recently helped to ensure the safety and comfort of frontline healthcare workers. 

VENTILATION 101
Ventilation and filtration provided by an HVAC system have a significant impact on the quality of indoor air, which in turn has direct health benefits. Most of the time, we are not even aware of the factors and the particles which contribute to the level of pollution in our indoor air. Proper ventilation and filtration can help you maintain temperature and humidity, maintain equivalent clean air supply, and limit re-entry of contaminated air. It's also important to note that not all units are equal i.e., the definition of acceptable indoor air quality will be different for different units.

LET OUR EXPERTISE GUIDE YOU
Our team of specialists can help you determine the best solution for your air quality needs. Be it an office building, a residential condominium, or healthcare space, CIMCO has a range of solutions that can tailored to the needs of any facility. Our dedicated team will work with you to explore the best installation, service, and maintenance options for your space.  

  

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Nobody understands cooling like we do. From design and installation, to service and repairs, we do it all.

Our goal: to help our customers minimize disruptions and avoid downtime so that productivity and comfort are never compromised.   

We know that reliability and efficiency of the cooling system are paramount to the building owners as well as the facility managers, and this is where our expertise lies. Our factory-trained team specializes in mechanical room retrofits, and cooling tower rebuilding as well as maintenance and troubleshooting. With engineers and technicians across North America, we offer round-the-clock service to our customers, 365 days a year. We're known for our environmentally-friendly approach, dependability and unparalleled work ethic, and we take pride in our reputation for completing projects on budget and on deadline.

OUR PRODUCT LINEUP

Our range of service and installation options includes: 

 

Rooftop air conditioning units

Variable refrigerant flow

Variable air ventilation systems

Water and glycol system pumps

Exhaust fans, ductless split units

Server room air conditioning

Rental chillers

Water treatment systems

Energy retrofits, and more. 

 


We recognize that each unit is unique. That's why we take the time to fully understand your requirements, and all of our products are designed with careful consideration and thorough analysis.  

  

 

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District Heating and Cooling  

Municipal officials around the world are becoming more interested in local energy generation as a way to solve the mounting economic, social, and ecological concerns they are experiencing. A tried-and-true method for fulfilling this demand is district energy.

Natural Refrigerant heat pumps for district heating and cooling
District heating and cooling, and heat pumps play a significant role in energy systems. Heat pumps are expected to become more prevalent in district heating systems since they can deliver heat with higher efficiency and connect the heating and electricity sectors by using renewable energy sources. It allows for the entire energy system to be decarbonized.

Heat pumps are powered by refrigerants and the refrigerants themselves contribute to greenhouse gas emissions. Within the refrigerant industry, there is a push towards phasing out refrigerants that contribute to global warming and an inclination toward natural refrigerants. Natural or non-synthetic refrigerants, like Ammonia and CO2, are naturally occurring and can be found in nature. The metric used to measure the global warming effect of refrigerants is called Global Warming Potential (GWP). The GWP of natural refrigerants ranges from 1 to 0, while that of non-natural/synthetic refrigerants is in the thousands. At CIMCO, we design and install heat pumps that use natural refrigerants, namely ammonia and CO2.

A nature-based solution
A heat pump that runs on natural refrigerant is a future-proof, regulatory-compliant solution. Natural refrigerants such as ammonia (R717) and CO2 (R744) are nature-based solutions with zero or near zero ozone depletion and global warming potential.

The main energy source for a heat pump is electricity, and when electricity is generated from renewable sources and a heat pump running on natural refrigerants is used, communities have an absolute opportunity to decarbonize buildings and reduce greenhouse gas emissions.

  • CIMCO Heat pumps run on electricity and do not burn natural gas which means no greenhouse gas emissions.

  • When powered by a natural refrigerant like Ammonia or CO2, it becomes an absolute future-proof system since both these refrigerants have no negative impact on the environment and will never be phased out by governments.

  • Heat pumps can capture heat from multiple sources, including process waste heat, and turn it into usable heat, which means no waste heat is added to the atmosphere.

  • As there is no combustion process, it reduces the risk of carbon monoxide leaks.

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Decarbonization Group  

CIMCO's unique decarbonization strategy centers on three key elements: eliminating refrigerant emissions with natural alternatives, optimizing energy use through smart technology and waste heat utilization, and harnessing green power via renewable energy sources. This distinctive formula underscores CIMCO's commitment to sustainable practices.

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