Polar Vortex Actually Makes Refrigeration More Difficult

February 5, 2019

You could be forgiven if you thought that the industrial refrigeration sector was actually cheering on last week’s Polar Vortex cold snap. After all, the winter anomaly set new records for cold weather across the Midwest, with six states recording temperatures colder than the South Pole on Wednesday. Brrrr!   Chicago, during the Polar Vortex… Read More »

Unaffected by Government Shutdown, OSHA Slogs through Busy January

January 31, 2019

Unless you’ve been living in the back of a dark cave, you’re probably aware of the American government shutdown that has loomed over much of this past month. The shutdown furloughed nearly 400,000 workers. Our friends at OSHA are no strangers to shutdowns keeping them home; there was a funding gap that affected the US… Read More »

Industrial Refrigeration Technical College Holds First Class of 2019

January 24, 2019

Innovative Refrigeration Systems was excited to get back to school in 2019. The Industrial Refrigeration Technical College (IRTC) is a 4,000 square-foot refrigeration school here on the Innovative campus in Lyndhurst, Virginia. While we have offered training to people from as far away as California and Vietnam, many of our groups travel from Virginia and… Read More »

Working ‘Round the Clock at US Cold Storage in Denton, Texas

January 16, 2019

Any good project manager will tell you that mechanical engineering hardly ever goes exactly according to plan. One of our best and brightest helmed a 2018 project in Denton, Texas that saw the project’s deadline compressed into a shorter-than-normal time frame. Working around such tight parameters was a challenge for our team, but one we… Read More »

PFG goes Custom in Rice, Minnesota

January 4, 2019

PFG was looking for a low-charge, energy-efficient, rooftop-mounted unit. Fitting this much refrigeration capacity on top of such a small rooftop unit was a fun challenge for our engineering team.