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City council is being asked to approve a rush order to replace one of three compressors that keep the ice frozen at the Canada Games Centre.
Compressor number three went down in early November because of a premature bearing failure, council was told Monday night.
“While two of the three compressors are currently maintaining services, any other failure of a compressor or component will cause loss of artificial ice as well as loss of the waste heat supply to the facility,” says the administrative report.
Council is being asked to amend the 2020 capital budget to provide $65,000 to purchase a new compressor.
The voted is scheduled for Monday.
The administrative report notes staff looked at the options of replacing the compressor with a new one, with a re-manufactured compressor or sending the failed compressor out to be re-manufactured.
Purchasing a new compressor is the best course of action, administration is recommending.
Peter O’Blenes, the city’s director of infrastructure and operations, told council the three compressors are the original compressors installed in 2006.
The compressors were expected to operate for another two or three years before they needed to be replaced, he said.
He said the warranty on compressor three expired some time ago.
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