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San Diego HVAC Company Installs Ice Machine for Polar Exhibit

San Diego HVAC Company, RAM Air Engineering and their team of 24-hour emergency HVAC technicians has solved many difficult and unusual heating, ventilation, and air conditioning problems for clients in the past. However this latest project for longtime client, the San Diego Zoo might be the most memorable yet.

Providing flaked ice for the Polar exhibit was a huge labour intensive process for the zoo. Not only was the ice made off-site at another location and transported to the zoo, the quality of snow dropped off during transportation. Rather than use the previous method of importing ice, the zoo contacted our San Diego HVAC company to remedy the issue by installing two Hoshizaki Flakers ice machines to produce snow directly in the exhibit.

In order to protect the new ice machines from the Polar exhibit’s feisty inhabitants, RAM Air’s experienced HVAC technicians built two custom, stainless steel uni-strut supports and mounted them onto the uneven rock formations.  This was accomplished by making cuts into the rock for our uni-struts, creating a level surface for proper critical operation. With the safety of the polar bears in mind, our technicians also used Hilti epoxy for the main concrete anchors to support the 350lb ice machines hanging over the exhibit.  In addition to the structural installation, RAM Air’s team installed a main and secondary water filter to prevent any type of water quality failure.

Instead of the previously labour intensive process that compromised ice and snow quality, RAM Air Engineering has successfully solved the zoo’s unusual HVAC-related issue. We’re happy to announce the two Hoshizaki Flaker ice machines are producing 2,200lbs of flaked ice every 24 hours and the polar bears have given our San Diego HVAC company and commercial HVAC services two paws up for the great work.

For more information on RAM’s San Diego HVAC Company, 24-hour HVAC emergency services, or commercial HVAC services, including installation, repair, service, or to request RAM’s experienced technicians for a project, contact southern California’s best commercial HVAC contractors.

Orange County Commercial HVAC Mechanical Contractor Company Works With Recycled Water Controls in Irvine

Orange County Commercial HVAC Mechanical Contractor Company, Ram Air Engineering is currently working on a recycled water controls project using Johnson Controls to manage this large water recycling facility under construction in the Irvine Ranch Water District.

Orange County Commercial HVAC Irvine Ranch Water District
With hardware in and programming starting remotely, this intricate water controls project will take approximately 40 hrs. of programming. Due to the complexity of the recycled water controls, it takes a highly skilled Irvine commercial HVAC contractor who understands mechanical systems and programming dynamics. This alone speaks to the level of skills and team of professional HVAC service technicians at Ram Air Engineering. 

Since the groundwater in California is considered a non-renewable resource, it is just too valuable to be used once. Through the use of recycled water in Irvine:

  • Drinking water supplies are extended to more than 4,000 customers,
  • The need for additional potable water facilities is reduced,
  • The amount of treated wastewater discharged into the ocean is reduced, 
  • The reliance on costly imported water supplies is reduced, and
  • Water supply reliability is increased.

The Irvine Ranch Water District (IRWD) in Orange County is a national leader in reclaimed water. Beginning in 1963, a forward-thinking Board of Directors implemented their vision to integrate water recycling into the overall design of the community of Irvine, Orange County. The goal was, and continues to be, to enhance water supply reliability through a comprehensive reclaimed water program. As a result, IRWD’s scope of services was expanded to include wastewater collection and treatment services for the purpose of producing reclaimed water and began delivering recycled water to its agricultural customers within four years of its initial commitment. Today, IRWD’s nationally recognized recycled water program encompasses a wide variety of uses such as landscape irrigation, industrial processes, and toilet flushing in commercial buildings.

For more information on RAM’s Orange County commercial HVAC services, including installation, repair, service, or to request RAM technicians for a water controls project, contact southern California’s best commercial HVAC mechanical contractor.