Refrigeration is arguably one of the most critical issues in the refrigerated warehousing and logistics industry. Temperature-controlled facilities are cooled by advanced refrigeration systems that use refrigerants such as Ammonia, Freon, or Carbon Dioxide. The combined cost for plant utilities, plant maintenance, and the engine room is the second highest cost for a temperature-controlled facility, second only to labor costs. The member-only resources below are designed to help members understand and maximize their refrigeration system.
Industrial Refrigeration Best Practices Guide
IARW and Cascade Energy, Inc. collaborated to publish this special edition of Cascade Energy’s popular Industrial Refrigeration Best Practices Guide. The guide provides an overview of refrigeration best practices, refrigeration system basics, and strategies to decrease your energy usage. Available only in hard copy. Warehouse members are entitled to one complimentary copy. Copies may be purchased from the online store.
Learn about viable alternatives to the high ammonia charge pumped recirculated liquid system typical found in most temperature-controlled facilities. Nonmembers may purchase copies in the online store.
IARW-IACSC Refrigeration and Energy Committee
The Refrigeration and Energy Committee provides guidance to maximize efficient, effective, reliable, safe and economical refrigeration. View the membership roster.
FROM THE BLOG
- The Global Cold Chain Alliance (GCCA), in collaboration with the International Institute of Ammonia Refrigeration and the University of Wisconsin Madison’s Industrial Refrigeration Consortium (IRC), is sponsoring a five-week web-based Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) training course, which began on Monday, January 9, 2017, to help familiarize participants with the major components that comprise an industrial ammonia refrigeration systems and their principles of operation.
‘Ammonia Refrigeration Systems, Technology, and Safety’ will be taught by IRC instructors and is intended for OSHA inspectors.
Topics covered during the five, two-hour sessions include: an overview of Ammonia refrigeration systems and equipment; machinery room safety procedures; Recognized And Generally Accepted Good Engineering Practices (RAGAGEP) applicable to Ammonia refrigeration systems; IIAR standards and guidelines; refrigeration system failure mechanics; nondestructive examination technologies; and pressure relief protection for engineered safety systems.
By the course’s conclusion, participants will have an understanding of the types of engineered safety systems applied to industrial ammonia refrigeration systems and their principles of operation, a basic understanding of the RAGAGEP that is applicable to industrial ammonia refrigeration systems, and understand the common failure mechanics that can compromise the mechanical integrity of industrial ammonia refrigeration systems.
GCCA members interested in learning more about this training are encouraged to contact Lowell Randel at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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