THE TRUE COST OF A FLOOD
Everybody knows commercial refrigeration units flood; especially due to the build-up of damaging gel in the condensate drain line. But while the issue is often dealt with by the refrigeration engineer the true cost of the incident goes far beyond the time and parts used to remedy the situation.
The gel, which analysis has shown, is an exopolysaccharide secreted by bacteria in a nutrient deficient environment, forms in the condensate drains serving refrigeration units causing blockages and floods. The main cause of this gel would appear to be the lack of fall in these pipes, as they are often laid directly on the shopfloor allowing the relatively warm condensate water to pool in the pipework.