Newspaper article The Canadian Press

A List of Ammonia Rink Regulations across Canada

Newspaper article The Canadian Press

A List of Ammonia Rink Regulations across Canada

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A list of ammonia rink regulations across Canada

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VANCOUVER - Rules for inspecting ammonia refrigeration plants in ice rinks vary across Canada. Here's a look at some provincial regulations:

-- Technical Safety B.C. inspects the equipment when it's installed, then does "periodic assessments" throughout the lifespan of the system. The agency says timing of the inspections depends on a "risk-based" criteria that takes into account factors like the equipment's age and whether the building is a public space. Currently, about 200 rinks across B.C. use ammonia refrigeration plants.

-- Alberta has about 60 rinks using ammonia refrigeration plants. The frequency of inspection depends on the type of plant, but facilities can't go more than five years without a checkup.

-- About 80 rinks using ammonia refrigeration plants in Saskatchewan are inspected every year.

-- Manitoba requires annual inspections of about 100 rinks that use ammonia.

-- There are about 720 rinks across Ontario using ammonia. …

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