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Suggested Ice Arena Operator Maintenance Schedule

Daily: Check List

  • Suction pressure
  • Discharge pressure
  • Discharge temperature
  • Oil pressure
  • Oil level
  • Refrigerant level
  • Brine pressure
  • Brine temperature
  • Brine level
  • Cooling water temperature and flow
  • Sound level of equipment
  • Clean up all brine or oil spills.
  • Monthly:
  • Drain oil from chiller.
  • Work all brine valves.
  • Scrape and prime any rusting surfaces.
  • Check condenser spray nozzles.
  • Check all belts.
  • Grease bearings per manufacturer’s specifications.


  • Change compressor oil and clean crankcases.
  • Inspect compressors as required.
  • Clean compressor oil cooler.
  • Clean condenser sump.
  • Check and clean condenser tube bundle.
  • Seal any condenser leaks.
  • Inspect and paint headers as required.
  • Have brine analysis done.
  • Tighten all electrical and check contacts.

* Reprinted from iAIM Arena Operations Refrigeration Maintenance Course, courtesy of Art Sutherland, President of Accent Refrigeration Systems.