Archive for January, 2022

Why Consider Egan’s Ammonia Refrigeration Controls?

Friday, January 28th, 2022

It’s time to streamline your industrial refrigeration process – where should you turn? Egan Company is your resource in designing, installing, and maintaining your next ammonia controls project. 


Most are familiar with ammonia, the naturally occurring gas combination of nitrogen and hydrogen. Similar to other natural refrigerants (for example: water), ammonia is readily available and harmless to the environment, providing a major advantage in the industrial refrigeration arena. 

The refrigeration process itself looks the same here, simply using ammonia as the refrigerant. Thus, ammonia refrigeration presents an industrial grade option to cool large-scale systems within a variety of facilities,  such as food and beverage processing, cold storage warehouses, or industrial operation. 


Choosing ammonia refrigeration for your industrial application is not only cost-effective, it’s energy efficient and environmentally conscious (with a global warming and ozone depletion potential of zero). 

If your facility utilizes an industrial refrigeration system, upgrading to one of Egan Company’s ammonia refrigeration control systems will increase your efficiency while decreasing the energy costs associated with commercial refrigeration. Our certified engineers will customize your system to fulfill your specific needs.


  • Custom control panels fabricated in Egan’s UL 508A Panel Shop
  • A non-proprietary software solution featuring Rockwell hardware and software platforms
  • Control optimization that provides energy and water consumption savings
  • Load sharing
  • Intuitive compressor, condenser, and evaporative defrost sequencing matrices
  • Winter/summer and daytime/nighttime sequence settings
  • Trending and reporting
  • Remote access and monitoring
  • Leak detection
  • Alarming
  • Routine maintenance scheduling
  • System view at a glance

View our latest featured ammonia refrigeration controls project!

Finalizing the Iconic Gateway Project

Monday, January 24th, 2022

9,873 pieces of glass. 5,491 unitized frames. 300 full semi trucks delivering the unitized frames to the jobsite. A landmark location and historic project for Egan’s InterClad team. Egan’s largest completed project to date: the Gateway tower.

This new construction skyrocketed through the Minneapolis skyline topping off at 37-stories on the iconic corner of Washington and Hennepin. The mixed-use tower will provide retail, office, and hotel/residence space, with tenants including RBC Wealth Management, the Four Seasons Hotel and Private Residences Minneapolis, Pohlad Companies, Carousel Motor Group, and United Properties. 

Right before the holidays, the InterClad crew was able to have a celebratory signing of the last frame that was set on the building. A ceremonial Christmas tree can be seen affixed to the top of the frame before it was raised up as part of the Ironworker, Glazier, and Glassworker tradition when completing a project. 

It [the topping off ceremony] was an exciting moment for the crew and myself to see how far the project has come,” said Egan Senior Project Manager Deb Linquist. “I want to personally thank everyone involved in the project since this couldn’t have been done without them!

Read more about the Gateway project >