What Type of Storage System Do You Need?

The questions below will help guide you in determining the best North Star Storage System for your operation.

Our experienced staff is ready to help you select a system that is right for you, please Contact Us for further assistance.


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    Any North Star ice storage and delivery system can be used to store flake ice. When storing other types of ice, choose a North Star modular or rectangular system.


    North Star offers various options of stainless steel ice storage systems for food applications where resistance to corrosion and ease of sanitizing are important. Galvanized steel systems are an economical option for non-food applications.

    North Star offers systems with storage capacities ranging from 12 tons (11 metric tons) to 280 tons (254 metric tons). Different storage systems can be combined for greater storage capacity. If you need help determining your storage requirements, contact North Star today.

    You can calculate the amount of storage you require using the following factors and equation:

    • Ice Making Capacity
    • Number of days your business operates per week
    • Rate of use per day

    A general guideline to follow is to multiply your daily ice production by 1.5 or 2.0.

    For example, 30 US tons of daily ice production x 2 days = 60 US tons of ice storage required

    Most businesses operates five days per week with a weekend shut down, allowing approximately two days of ice production for the next week of operations – this weekend run will need to be factored into your storage calculations.


Helpful Technical Information

Use the Capacity Calculator below to size the correct ice maker for your project. Download helpful brochures, specification sheets, and other technical data in our Resources Library.

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