Tanktemp Blog

Go beyond the tasting. Share the dream.

Posted by Tim Davis on Feb 20, 2020 1:30:00 AM

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Topics: Newsletter

single-phase vs. three-phase power

Posted by Tim Davis on Feb 14, 2020 12:52:00 PM
Three-phase vs single-phase which do you want and why?

It all comes down to Amps, how many do you have, how many do you need and how many can you save? 

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Topics: Planning, Electricity

What cooling is and how it works

Posted by Tim Davis on Feb 10, 2020 4:45:00 PM

At Tanktemp we believe that if you want something to work right, then you need to understand how it works.  

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Topics: Chilling


Posted by Tim Davis on Feb 5, 2020 1:25:04 PM


Let us show you where the time goes:

Let’s break down your year into hours and show why it is so hard to get things done. We are hearing from everyone. Where does our time go?

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Topics: Service, Newsletter

Everything you ever wanted to know about glycol plumbing

Posted by Tim Davis on Jan 29, 2020 5:05:51 PM

How you install your chiller is just as important as the chiller itself.  The layout and design of a system can make all the difference. We have been installing systems since 1972. 

Always plan for expansion, don't plumb yourself into a corner, make sure you can add to the system and make repairs if needed. 

Glycol plumbing is what is called “process plumbing”. It goes from the chiller and back to the chiller. Generally it is not hooked to city water and you definitely don’t want it hooked to the drainage system. Glycol is not cheap. 

Most of all, plan your layout and size everything to work for today and tomorrow.  Tanktemp offers design and engineering services as well as full installation and maintenance. 

Here is what everyone else won’t tell you. 

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Topics: Planning, Plumbing

After Harvest Checklist

Posted by Tim Davis on Jan 9, 2020 9:04:00 AM

By May or June of next year, too much time has passed to remember all the details of the prior year’s harvest. From an operational standpoint, June is generally too late to be starting the process of preparing for harvest. The goals of building this checklist is to help prepare and be a bit more strategic. With over a decade of combined service experience in our shop, 48 of it in one guy, we have seen it all. 

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Topics: Planning, Winery

10 ways to reduce downtime with preventative maintenance

Posted by Tim Davis on Dec 30, 2019 3:00:40 PM

Downtime costs every one of us money every year. Our clients are no exception. As a matter of fact, you are all the prime example of downtime is a killer. Most are aware of the benefits of preventative maintenance in reducing planned and unplanned downtime. But what other steps can you take?

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Important changes coming in 2020

Posted by Tim Davis on Dec 30, 2019 12:38:04 PM

We wanted to bring attention to a few things that will potentially affect your business 2020. We hope this roundup will help you cross one more thing off your mile-long December to-do list so you can enjoy that nice winter break.

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R22 Freon to be banned in 2020

Posted by Tim Davis on Dec 27, 2019 10:48:18 AM

Refrigerant R22 (also commonly called Freon) has been used in the production of refrigeration equipment for decades. Over time, scientists have begun to realize the environmental danger of Chlorofluorocarbon (or CFCs) in refrigerants like R22, the Global Warming Potential of which contributes heavily to the depletion of the ozone layer.

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Posted by Tim Davis on Dec 24, 2019 8:47:55 AM


Run your chillers harder at night and save big.

The air is cooler at night. Crash tanks at night when the air is cool. Maintain the tanks during the day and save big. This can easily save up to 20% of overall cooling energy.

Nighttime building cooling. 
Bring in low-temperature night air to cool the building further.

Tank insulation. 
Spray-on, foil-covered bubble wrap, and rigid foam all work. This can reduce refrigeration cost by 15-60%.

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