HPT Video Case Study: Home of the Tampa Bay Lightning Improves Ice Quality While Reducing Energy

HEAT PIPE TECHNOLOGY, INC. (HPT) is the innovation leader in energy recovery and dehumidification systems for commercial applications around the globe.  Employing the very latest in passive heat transfer technology, HPT designs and supplies the core systems to the world’s leading commercial air handling equipment manufacturers. For many years Flow Tech has relied on HPT to supply us with the best dehumdification and heat recovery systems available.

In 2011, Amalie Arena – then named the St. Pete Times Forum – was annually ranked near the bottom among NHL teams’ ice quality. That’s not surprising in a climate such as Tampa’s where the higher humidity levels make it rather difficult to keep the air dry enough for top quality ice. But they were generating roughly 65°F/60% RH air near the ice (dew point around 52°F) when the league recommended it be closer to 60°F/40% RH (dew point around 36°F). There are many systems available that produce such low dew points and the initial plan was to use a gas heat desiccant system to be installed on the roof. Unfortunately, this was neither desirable from a first cost nor an operating cost standpoint. But was there a more efficient system that would allow them to further condition nearly 500,000 CFM? And to do so in the existing space provided?

Below is a video case study of how HPT overcame the challenges and supplied the Tampa Bay Lightning what they required…

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Nichole Petersen

Director of Marketing at Flow Tech, Inc.
Nichole joined Flow Tech in 2013 as Director of Marketing. She leads our marketing communication initiatives including content marketing development, coordinating events and training, maintaining our digital presence and recruiting, as well as, some business development and office support. Nichole resides in Vernon with her husband Brian and son Roman. She enjoys hosting parties, cooking and lounging on the beach.
Nichole Petersen

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