Hubbard’s helpful hibernation tips for Scotsman ice machines

Important information allows you to shut down your equipment safely until you need it again

Hubbard Systems has created documents explaining the process of safely decommissioning the Scotsman range of ice makers to help businesses affected by the shutdown protect their equipment until it is able to be used again.

Any equipment that processes water needs to be maintained at peak standards of hygiene to protect against contamination. Leaving a machine unused for extended periods with water in the system allows bacteria and microbes the opportunity to grow.

Scotsman ice makers come in all shapes and sizes, from counter top units to hugesystems capable of making hundreds of kilograms of ice a day, so following the instructions for your specific model is vital.
The process for all of them broadly involves similar steps, including washing and sanitising the interior, draining out the water and disconnecting the machine safely from the water supply. However this process is different for every type of ice maker, and the documents provide a step by step, illustrated guide for every model.

For example, counter top units are relatively simple, with a guide that is mainly a handy checklist of cleaning actions that need to be undertaken, like removing and sanitising the ice spout and drip tray. Larger units with integral plumbing involve more work, with the guides including clear information helping you to identify the correct tubes that need to be disconnected to allow a full drain down.

The largest units are the most complex and the decommissioning process involves actively sanitising the pipes before the water supply is disconnected. These units should only be shut down by trained engineers, but these guides will be invaluable for engineers with less experience of Scotsman’s range.

The guides can be found on the Downloads page on the Scotsman website.