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IIAR introduces on-demand online ammonia training course

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The Fundamentals of Mechanical Integrity for Ammonia Refrigeration Systems certificate course includes five training sessions, each approximately two hours long, delivered as a PowerPoint presentation with lecture with accompanying readings. This course is presented by the Industrial Refrigeration Consortium (IRC) and the International Institute of Ammonia Refrigeration (IIAR).

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This course is intended to serve as continuing education for industrial refrigeration professionals whose job responsibilities include safe operation of closed-circuit ammonia refrigeration systems. This audience would include plant managers, maintenance directors and supervisors, designers, engineering managers, facility engineers, facility managers, refrigeration operators/technicians, mechanical engineers, and refrigeration engineers, as well as employees who focus on regulatory requirements for ammonia refrigeration systems.

At the end of the first four sessions, participants must successfully complete an assignment related to the session material. To receive a certificate and continuing education credit, participants will be required to complete all assignments as well as a final course examination, which is included in the course registration fee. The final course examination will be administered online. Qualified registrants MUST have paid their Certificate Course tuition and MUST have successfully completed all assignments.

Course requisites

We recommend these minimum requirements for individuals interested in participating in this program:

  • General knowledge of the physical properties of ammonia
  • Familiarity with design, operation, and maintenance of closed-circuit ammonia refrigeration systems
  • Working knowledge regarding equipment that may be employed in operational closed-circuit ammonia refrigeration systems

Learning Objectives

After completing the “Fundamentals of Mechanical Integrity” certificate course, learners will have,

  • Developed a foundational understanding of regulatory requirements that relate to managing the mechanical integrity of ammonia refrigeration systems.
  • Become familiar with the codes, standards, and guidelines applicable to mechanical integrity for all ammonia refrigeration systems.
  • Gained an understand of the various mechanisms that degrade the mechanical integrity of ammonia refrigeration systems.
  • Acquired knowledge of basic principles applicable to conducting mechanical integrity inspections for piping and pressure vessels.

The IIAR Academy of Natural Refrigerants is a long-term education program created to address the need for competent professionals in natural refrigeration system design, safety, and maintenance. The objective of the academy is to address the technical training needs of end users, design build contractors, equipment manufacturers, operators, safety/PSM specialists, and consulting engineering sectors of the IIAR membership. As industry codes and regulations change and evolve the need for competent professionals in our industry will continue to grow.

IIAR Certificate Courses are based on ASTM standards and allow industrial refrigeration professionals to show that they have received documented and standardised instruction regarding the requirements for safe design and operation of ammonia-based refrigeration systems.

For more information and the programme scope, click here.