2017-2018 IIAR Member Year
State of the Industry Report 

Abstract

This is the first State of the Industry Report published by the International Institute of Ammonia Refrigeration (IIAR). The objective of this report is to
compile information about the ammonia refrigeration industry and present it to the IIAR membership on an annual basis. This report is the result of that fact-finding mission.

How much do we really know about ammonia and it’s use in industry? The State of the Industry report provides details about the industry, specifically related to the use of ammonia as a refrigerant. How important is compliance and to be informed on the latest regulations and standards?

The report contains facts about the uses of ammonia and data reported to the United States Environmental Protection Agency (USEPA) and the
Occupational Safety and Health Agency (OSHA) related to safety, inspections, incident reporting and violations. The data is provided for
review, and to compare to individual facilities.
We want to hear from you!

We ask that our members participate in our first State of the Industry survey to serve as an initial data set for future reports. Each year we will expand on survey questions.

SURVEY QUESTIONS
• For those who have classified reportable incidents to the NRC as “other” or “unknown,” was there more information later to classify it differently? If so, what was the new classification?
• What new technologies (cascade systems, low-charge systems, etc.) are end-users actually using and how do they compare to “traditional” ammonia refrigeration systems?
• If the membership could make 1 change/suggestion to the regulatory community, what would you change/suggest?
• What is the biggest challenge faced for end-users in the industrial refrigeration industry?
• What information would you like to see in future reports?

Information collected in this survey will be reported in the next IIAR State of the Industry report to be delivered at the 2019 IIAR Natural Refrigeration Conference & Expo in Phoenix, Arizona, March 3–6.