IceMat® ice rink systems are simple, custom, high-quality ice rinks.
Unlike other ice mat systems, CALMAC offers a factory-installed
main header design option, which minimizes time and labor.
IceMat also provides greater heat-exchange surface area than
conventional indirect or direct refrigeration piping systems.
This feature allows IceMat to make good quality ice even when
air temperatures reach over 90°F. IceMat systems consist of a
series of mats, which are unrolled over the rink floor. The mats
are made of tubes that are evenly spaced and uniformly raised
over the rink floor by preinstalled, rigid, plastic spacer strips.
In order to meet a customer’s needs, CALMAC offers two different
types of IceMat systems, IceMat I and II. Both are made for
each individual application. Contact CALMAC to see which IceMat
system is best for you. The following are the standard
specifications for IceMat I and IceMat II:
- Four feet wide by up to 200 feet long. A standard NHL rink (85 feet by 200 feet) would use 50 mats, 85 feet long
- Ideal for non-standard designs, bobsled runs, and portable applications
- Lowest flow/HP pump requirement
- Ethylene-vinyl acetate tube material
- Medium-density polyethylene tube material0.50 inch ID in each tube
- 5/16" O.D. twin tubes spaced 1.5 c/c
- 3/4" mats have copper subheaders field connected to main headers
- Seven feet wide by up to 250 feet long. A standard indoor rink (85 feet by 200 feet) has 13 mats, 200 feet long
- Ideal for permanent or portable applications – can be embedded in concrete or covered with sand for year round or seasonal use
- Low Flow/HP pump requirement
- Polyethylene tube material
- High coolant working pressure
- 5/8" O.D. tubes spaced 1.5 c/c
- Mats have schedule 80 PVC main headers
Decrease your installation time
To further decrease installation time, the tubes of IceMat II
are factory-attached to main PVC headers. The headers are
interconnected using groove lock connectors that enable quick
assembly and the leak-free circulation of coolant to and from
the refrigeration unit (chiller).
After the system is connected to the refrigeration unit, the coolant
(glycol, methanol or calcium chloride) is circulated through the
tubes to begin the cooling process. IceMat’s piping system provides
a unique counterflow that circulates coolant in opposite directions,
to even out surface temperatures. As the mats cool, water is sprayed
on the rink as mist and then in a progressively larger flow as more
of the water freezes. Within hours, ice completely covers the mats
and forms a perfectly uniform ice sheet, which then can be painted.
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