Revelstoke City Council has approved the purchase and installation of a new chiller at the arena. (Google maps)

City of Revelstoke installing new chiller in arena

The current chiller is at the end of it’s lifespan

Revelstoke city council has approved the purchase and installation of a new refrigeration chiller for the arena.

The $323,650 contract was awarded to DevCon Industrial Services.

According to the staff report, the existing brine chiller has reached the end of its operating life–it has been in service for 17 years.

READ MORE: UPDATE: Revelstoke city council approves arena roof grant application

Though chillers are said to have a 20-year life span, Laurie Donato, director of parks, recreation and culture, said that if the project didn’t move forward Technical Safety B.C. would likely either shut down the plant or order a fit-for-service evaluation report.

“Completing a fit for service evaluation on a chiller that is near the end of its life expectancy is risky and costly,” the staff report reads. “A fit-for-service evaluation can only be performed when the refrigeration plant is shutdown. The work is labour intensive and requires complete exposure of the shell and tube system.”

At the Aug. 27 council meeting, Donato made it clear that this upgrade is required, as she does not want a deadly leak, such as the accident in the Fernie arena in 2017 where aging equipment caused an ammonia leak that killed three people, to happen in Revelstoke.

READ MORE: City of Revelstoke hands out Resort Municipality Initiative funding

Coun. Steven Cross questioned the move considering a new arena could be a possibility in the near future.

Donato said depending on the capacity needed in a new building, the new chiller could be moved.



Like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter.

Just Posted

Malakwa woman still in the running for winning American baking show

Janet Letendre is the only Canadian competing on the Holiday Baking Championship

Revelstoke City Council approves Temporary Use Permits

Councillors Cody Younker and Steven Cross voted against the ammendments

Cloudy in Revelstoke today

High four degrees

Chasing a Trace wolverine movie showing in Revelstoke Nov. 28

Learn more about the regional project Wolverine Watch

Gym enthusiasts invited to get in gear for kids

Spin4Kids Saturday at GoodLife Fitness

Seguin lifts surging Stars to 4-2 win over Canucks

Dallas is 6-0-1 in last seven outings

B.C. government working with RCMP to address $10 million in budget cuts

Public Safety Minister Mike Farnworth issues statement following report of RCMP cost-cutting

‘City that protects rapists’: Sexual assault survivor slams Kelowna mayor for defending RCMP

Heather Friesen spent the morning handing out flyers around city hall calling out the mayor

BC Liquor Stores to move fully to paper bags by March

Vancouver Island to be the first to convert to paper bags in November

New Okanagan resident building skills and community

The Respect Works Here November Multicultural Community Champion

Business savy volunteers sought in North Okanagan

Community Futures looking for members to join advisory panel, board and loans committee

SilverStar to open Nordic trails Saturday in North Okanagan

25 km of groomed trails are ready to explore by cross-country skiers

Salmon Arm businesses tipped off to Black Press advantage

Black Press Media hosts day of presentations for local business representatives

Most Read