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IIAR: 55th industrial refrigeration workshop

A virtual offering of the short course on industrial refrigeration as practiced in food freezing, refrigeration and in other low temperature applications. A systematic study is made of the technical background, the practice, and the latest developments in low temperature refrigeration. Started in 1982, this is the 55th offering of the workshop and will be taking place between 7 and 17 February 2022.

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This will be a virtual offering of the short course on industrial refrigeration as practiced in food freezing, refrigeration and in other low temperature applications. A systematic study is made of the technical background, the practice, and the latest developments in low temperature refrigeration. Started in 1982, this is the 55th offering of the workshop.

The course is intended for engineers and supervisors employed by equipment manufacturers, design firms, refrigerated warehouses, food processors, contractors, and chemical firms. The course is intended for designers and builders of new or enlarged plants, supervisors of plant operations, engineers for manufacturers who will learn how their components fit into systems, engineers, and managers either new to the industrial refrigeration field, or veteran engineers and managers seeking a refresher. This workshop is intended for those making decisions concerning the plant or facility.

The objective of this course is to provide the participants with much of the knowledge that they would obtain by longer experience in the industry – often through the agony of costly mistakes; to provide a thorough technical grounding in topics crucial to industrial refrigeration; to benefit from the experience of a group of industry experts; and to learn of the latest research and development pertinent to industrial refrigeration.

Topics to be covered: Refrigerant properties, single-, two-stage, and cascade refrigeration cycles, load calculations, construction of refrigerated buildings, liquid recirculation systems, reciprocating and screw compressors, performance and selection of evaporator coils, condensers, energy conservation, vessel sizing, liquid pumps, pipe sizing, safety, and control of both halocarbon and ammonia systems. A thread that will extend through the week is the design of an ammonia refrigeration system serving a food distribution centre incorporating selected low-charge technology. Refrigeration equipment and systems used in this facility are typical of a wide variety of applications.

This program will be delivered live on-line through the IIAR Learning Management System during the dates and times designated below. Each student will be expected to interact in real-time with instructors and other students. Each student will need to have access to a digital resource allowing audio and visual communication. Each student will automatically be placed on mute at the beginning of each session with the ability to unmute themselves in order to ask questions directly to the instructor. More information on online etiquette and IT requirements will be included in supplemental materials emailed to each student after registration.

For more information or to register, please click here.