The following remarks were made regarding the article “Harsh Environments Are Tough on Refrigeration Equipment,” written by Joanna R. Turpin, senior editor for The ACHR NEWS, published Aug. 26:



The article provided valuable information on maintenance and cleanliness issues related to refrigeration equipment in restaurants and c-stores. One point that was missed was that by coating the coils of refrigeration units in food service settings, food preparation businesses can protect their units from the corrosion that leads to maintenance in the first place. The harsh and corrosive chemicals needed to ensure food safety can be detrimental to the coils on a refrigeration unit.

By using an NSF Certified – ANSI 51 Certification of Coatings for Food Zone – Non Contact product made specifically for HVACR coating, businesses can protect refrigeration units in food preparation or manufacturing environments. It makes the unit easier to clean and helps protect it from chemical corrosion at the same time. Businesses can help extend the life of their refrigeration equipment by coating the coils, components, or entire units with protective coatings.

These preventive measures should definitely be covered in a future issue of The ACHR NEWS, as this information can help businesses save the time and expense related to maintenance caused by corrosion on unprotected equipment.

Peter Hellman
General Manager
Heresite Protective Coatings LLC


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