Cool tech for ice hockey ensures perfect match conditions

Thursday, 21 June 2018

Creating the perfect surface is more than just a job. It’s a science. And it’s a science that Danfoss Drives understands completely.

In many ice hockey arenas around the world, it’s Danfoss’ job to ensure the ice is kept in supreme condition. Refrigerant systems, including piping, automation and control valve stations, are responsible for keeping the ice at the perfect temperature, somewhere between -2°C and -4°C.

The low temperatures on the ice might be best for the players. But how about the spectators? Hockey is an exciting and action-packed event and the atmosphere is electric. But no-one wants to watch a game feeling like they’re sitting in a refrigerator.

Danfoss AC drives are used in the building automation systems to control the heating, ventilation and air conditioning applications. They keep the indoor temperature and humidity at a level to ensure maximum energy efficiency while providing ultimate levels of comfort. With a lot of excited people packed into a sports arena, safety is also a key factor. AC drives include functionality to assist in emergencies and help save lives in case of a fire hazard.

So, when talking about ice hockey arenas, whether you are a player or a spectator, we can safely say: Danfoss really is cool.