Compressor Replacement For A Grow Room
I know what your thinking, I would think the same. But NO not a marijuana grow room (even though we do work on them), this customer specializes in breeding and producing vegetable and ornamental seed and vegetative cuttings around the world. They are one of Alpines long term commercial customers. Unfortunately for them we found one of their walk in coolers hot and the compressor Dead On Arrival. Time for a Compressor Replacement.
Refrigeration is Serious Business
When it comes to commercial refrigeration, especially with this account, we need to act fast. The product in the grow room/cooler could be worth 10s of thousand of dollars, if not more. Fortunately one of our vendors had a replacement compressor in stock.
Pumping It Down
The key to successful a Compressor Replacement like this one is cleanliness, I don't mean clean hands either. I mean inside the system, we want a very clean and sealed system. After installing the compressor, replacing the filters we pressure tested the system with nitrogen and then pumped down the system below 500 microns. Once the system has been pumped down and we are sure there is no leaks, we can then charge the system with refrigerant.
Keeping It Cool
We had our customer up and running in a very short period of time. Notice the louver behind the condenser? This louver was added not that long ago because of high heat conditions causing excessive wear and tear on the equipment, I have a feeling it was added a little to late. The draw back to adding this louver, especially out on in the country, is the amount of dirt that gets dragged in, maintenance is a must and the coil has to be constantly cleaned.
We have saved our customers product, equipment is running correctly and they are happy.