Why Us

POLAR ENGINEERING

Our Vision

Simply put

We love designing industrial refrigeration and energy recovery systems.

We use this passion for engineering and design to develop innovative and effective custom solutions for each of our clients. At Polar, we understand that the best refrigeration systems are functional, safe, cost-effective, and energy efficient.

Polar Engineering has also partnered with Technical Safety BC (TSBC) and the Ammonia Safety Training Institute (ASTI), allowing us to design each refrigeration system to the most rigorous of safety standards. This also allows us to provide extensive safety training to your facility’s staff and refrigeration operators. 

We design your system for

Who We Work With

DRIVING TECHNOLOGY FOR LEADING BRANDS​

About Us

Polar Engineering is a comprehensive engineering, design, project management, and commissioning engineering consulting firm. At Polar we focus on engineering refrigeration systems based on our client’s needs to save energy and deliver a great product for a reasonable capital cost.

Our clients are made up of industrial food processing facilities, hockey arenas, curling clubs, large buildings such as hospitals, and developments which employ district energy systems. Where possible Polar enjoys helping our clients to lead the way by guiding our clients to choose refrigerants which are future proof (ask us about this) and reduce their carbon footprint through fossil fuel reduction programs by  implementing heat pumps.

Dashboards

Energy Recovery Dashboard for Polar Engineering
track and show the public what we are doing
Looking to show off your facility?

Polar Engineering has  developed an energy recovery analysis dashboard specifically designed for facilities who want to display their energy savings. This dashboard will take information from the energy recovery refrigeration system controls system, and calculate both the instantaneous and to-date energy savings using Polar’s algorithms.  

Looking to show off your facility?

Awards

RFABC Logo for Polar Engineering

Received the RFABC associates award for outstanding service to RFABC

UVIC Logo for Polar Engineering

Received Scott Plastics and Ike Barker awards for outstanding achievements in Mechanical Engineering

Ashrae logo for Polar Engineering

Received the Don W. Bell award for the Western North America YEA from ASHRAE

 

Received the RFABC associates award for outstanding service to RFABC

Received Scott Plastics and Ike Barker awards for outstanding achievements in Mechanical Engineering

Received the Don W. Bell award for the Western North America YEA from ASHRAE

 

Principal Engineer

Ian Welle

P. Eng
  • Designed, project managed, and commissioned industrial refrigeration systems on four different continents
  • Is actively involved with TSBC and WSBC to help build a sustainable and safe refrigeration industry in Canada
  • Graduated from the University of Victoria with an A average in Mechanical Engineering, specializing in thermodynamics
  • Graduated from Camosun College with an A+ average in Mechanical Engineering Technology
  • Started and ran programs for Victoria’s homeless population for over 10 years. 
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