Commercial ice machines can use many types of cooling and production processes.
Florida Water Star commercial ice machine requirements are based on ENERGY STAR® standards. These performance specifications are, on average, 10% more water-efficient than standard commercial ice machines.
A cooling system is an essential icemaker component that is generally either air-cooled or water-cooled. Water-cooled ice machines are not eligible for ENERGY STAR® labeling. In addition, flake and nugget ice machines are not eligible for ENERGY STAR® until a sound testing protocol and performance database are established. Any ice machines that do not fit within these categories will be evaluated on a case-by-case basis.
Requirements and certification
Commercial ice machines are ENERGY STAR®-labeled or meet performance specifications listed below if an ENERGY STAR®-labeled machine is unavailable.
|Commercial Ice Machine|
|Equipment Type||Harvest Rate
(pounds of ice
(gallons per 100 pounds ice)
|IMH||< 450||≤ 25|
|≥ 450||≤ 25|
|RCU (without remote compressor)||< 1000||≤ 25|
|≥ 1000||≤ 25|
|RCU (with remote compressor)||< 934||≤ 25|
|≥ 934||≤ 25|
|SCU||< 175||≤ 35|
|≥ 175||≤ 35|
|IMH: ice making head
RCU: remote condensing unit or split system
SCU: self-contained unit
Installation is to be field-verified by the Inspector. To receive credit, an ice machine must be installed by the time of inspection.