IIAR Member Webinars IIAR is dedicated to the education and the advancement of our members.  As part of your member benefits, we are pleased to provide members with the opportunity to learn from industry experts through the Members-only Webinar Series. These monthly educational webinars are an opportunity for members to share their wisdom and a convenient way to immediately boost business know-how.  These webinars are developed specifically with IIAR members in mind. Contact David Sainato, IIAR Director of Education for suggestions on webinar topics david_sainato@iiar.org


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   IIAR Past Member Webinars

Date Recorded    Webinar Title   Presenter 
9/15/2014  The OSHA Chemical NEP How to Minimize Your Risk 
Description no longer available
 Tony Lundell
6/24/2015 Mechanical Integrity of Evaporator Coils
Description no longer available
 Joe Fazzari
7/15/2015 Hydraulic Shock Prevention
Hydraulic shock in refrigeration systems has the potential to cause catastrophic failure in piping, valves and other equipment.
Join Tony Lundell, Director of Standards and Safety at IIAR, as he presents the common disturbances of refrigerant flow that
can cause hydraulic shock in ammonia refrigeration systems.  He will discuss the cause and effect of different variations of hydraulic
shock and describe some of the  best methods of prevention.

 Tony Lundell
8/18/2015 Executive Order 13650: Outlook for Regulatory Change 
In August 2013, President Obama signed Executive Order 13650 entitled: Improving Chemical Facility Safety and Security. 
In the two years since the signing of the order, agencies including the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), Occupational Safety
and Health Administration (OSHA) and the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) have been working to address the goals established
in the order, including potential changes to major regulatory programs including Process Safety Management (PSM), the Risk
Management Program (RMP) and the Chemical Facilities Anti-Terrorism Standards (CFATS) program.
 Tony Lundell
9/15/2015  Water Contamination in Ammonia Refrigeration Systems 
Water contamination of the ammonia refrigerant is common in industrial refrigeration systems.  Contamination can occur
over a long period of time and the adverse effects can go unnoticed.Join Tony Lundell, Director of Standards and Safety at IIAR,
as he presents the sources and effects of water contamination on an ammonia refrigeration system, along with steps to detect,
measure and remove the contamination.
 Tony Lundell
11/17/2015 Pressure Vessel Replacement Considerations 
This presentation is designed to help you understand the information you should consider after you have confirmed that it is time
to replace a pressure vessel on your closed-circuit ammonia refrigeration system. Join Tony Lundell as he guides you through a
12 step question and answer webinar and explains the most important questions you should ask when considering pressure vessel
replacement.  These 12 questions and answers are a good start when choosing your pressure vessel replacement and will help you
communicate better with the manufacturer to ensure the most integrity for the least cost in the long run.
 Tony Lundell
12/15/2015 The Emergence of CO2 Refrigeration
This presentation is designed to help you understand CO2 refrigeration as it pertains to industrial and commercial applications.
Join Andre Patenaude as he guides you through a presentation on the emergence of CO
2 as a refrigerant in industrial and
commercial applications to what the future holds for its use as an environmentally friendly and sustainable refrigerant.  Topics
to include: 
R744 (CO2) differences versus ammonia and HFCs; pressure enthalpy differences; Sub-critical versus Transcritical
Systems; b
asic system comparisons; secondary systems, (CO2  Volatile Brine); Cascade System; Single Stage Transcritical System; 
Two Stage or Booster Transcritical System; and Maintenance and Safety Considerations.
 Andre Patenaude
1/20/2016 Noncondensable Gases in Ammonia Refrigeration Systems 
Description no longer available
 Tony Lundell
2/17/2016 Evaporator Rating Methods
Join John Kollasch as he guides you through a webinar presentation on two different methods for rating evaporator performance
along with the resulting impact on room temperature and cost.
 John Kollasch
4/27/2016 Qualifying Ammonia Contractors 
This Webinar will cover the owner's and the contract employer's responsibilities with regard to contracted employees who are hired
to work on or adjacent to ammonia refrigeration systems. It will cover steps, specific procedures, and samples for developing a
Contractor Program that include selection, awareness, responsibilities, periodic evaluations, and a contractor injury and illness log
.
Join Tony Lundell, Director of Standards and Safety at IIAR, as he presents the sources and effects of noncondensable gases in an
ammonia refrigeration system, along with steps to prevent and  remove the contamination.


 Tony Lundell
5/25/2016  Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Updates tot the Risk Management Program (RMP) 
Join IIAR for a special presentation by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) as they outline their new and ongoing National
Enforcement Initiatives for fiscal years 2017-2019 and how they will affect the ammonia refrigeration industry. 
 Lowell Randel
6/8/2016 Changes to Codes and Standards Affecting the Ammonia Refrigeration Industry 
IIAR has been very active in advocating improvements in codes and standards that affect ammonia refrigeration.  Recent updates
to IIAR 2, the International Fire Code, International Mechanical Code, Uniform Mechanical Code, NFPA 1 Fire Code and the National
Electrical Code have greatly improved consistency among regulations and paved the way for IIAR to become the leading standards
development organization for the ammonia refrigeration industry.  This presentation will inform participants about many significant
changes that have recently taken place in codes and standards that affect the design and installation of ammonia refrigeration systems.
 Jeffrey Shapiro
6/22/2016 Glycol and Industrial Refrigeration  
Join an educational webinar focusing on glycol based heat transfer fluids. We will compare and contrast the function and value of
multiple chemical inhibitions in glycol formulations. Our discussion will cover the various glycol formulations and appropriate product
application with a focus on refrigeration. We will also discuss proper HVAC&R maintenance practices, glycol analysis testing, and how
proper maintenance and testing can potentially prolong glycol life. There will be time at the end of the discussion for case studies and
to ask questions about glycol system trouble-shooting.
 Alfonso Sira
7/13/2016 Employee Participation and Training for Ammonia Refrigeration Systems
This webinar will instruct on how to engage employees in the development and application of a facility's ammonia refrigeration process
safety management program. It will also cover initial and refresher training of facility employees in order to sustain the safe and efficient
operation and maintenance of ammonia refrigeration systems, equipment, related process safety management elements, and safe
work practices.  

 Tony Lundell
8/17/2016 Mechanical Integrity of Pumps
Join Joe Fazzari, Vice President of Colmac Coil Manufacturing, Inc. and IIAR Member, as he discusses the major issues that can impact
the mechanical integrity of pumps in industrial refrigeration systems.  This presentation will cover a wide array of mechanical issues
including leaks in seals or piping, corrosion of pump housing, ice build up and much more.  This webinar builds on Mr. Fazzari’s
extensive field experience and is a useful tool in any safety and preventative maintenance program.
 Joe Fazzari
9/21/2016 Process Safety Information for Ammonia Refrigeration Systems
This webinar will discuss the required compilation of written "process safety information" for ammonia refrigeration systems which
pertains to the hazards of the refrigerant (chemical) used, the technology of the process, and the equipment in the process. It will
clarify the difference between "refrigeration system documentation" for smaller (less than 10K lbs.) General Duty Clause regulated
systems and "process safety information" for larger (10K lbs. or more) PSM & RMP regulated systems. It will cover how larger ammonia
refrigeration systems relate to PSM & RMP requirements and how the PSM "Process Safety Information" element relates to
the other PSM elements.
 Tony Lundell
11/16/2016 Process Hazard Analysis (PHA) for Ammonia Refrigeration Systems
This webinar will discuss Process Hazard Analysis (PHA) requirements for regulated ammonia closed-circuit refrigeration systems, which
is a thorough, orderly, systematic approach for identifying, evaluating and controlling the hazards of using anhydrous ammonia as the
refrigerant. It will provide the different PHA methodologies that can be selected which must be appropriate to the complexity of the process.
It will clarify the minimum difference between a "Hazard Review" for smaller General Duty Clause regulated systems (systems with less than 10k lbs.) and PSM & RMP regulated systems. It will cover the pre-compilation written information required before proceeding with a PHA, as well as, how the PHA element relates to the other PSM elements.

 Tony Lundell
12/15/2016 Code Compliance Alternatives: How to Present a Request for Approval of New or Creative Code Compliance Solutions  
It is not uncommon for new or existing facilities with ammonia refrigeration systems to have difficulty complying with prescriptive code provisions. 
Unique aspects of individual buildings and systems are often at odds with specific code requirements, and a jurisdiction’s adopted codes and standards
may lag behind current editions that recognize new technologies or new approaches to code compliance.  Examples of the latter include allowances for
low-probability pumps outside of machinery rooms and allowances to locate machinery rooms where they do not have a direct exit to the outdoors, both of which have recently been incorporated into model codes and standards.  Codes and standards regulating the ammonia refrigeration industry all include provisions that permit local enforcement authorities to permit alternative approaches to code compliance.  This Webinar will inform participants
about these provisions and provide guidance their use, including tips on how to prepare and present a request to local authorities.
 Jeffrey Shapiro
1/25/2017 Operating Procedures for Ammonia Refrigeration Systems
This webinar will discuss Operating Procedures as it applies to PSM & RMP requirements for regulated closed-circuit ammonia refrigeration systems
that provide clear instructions for safely conducting activities involved in a covered process. It will cover the operating procedure requirements that
must address the steps for each operating phase, a refrigeration system's operating limits, safety & health considerations, as well as, touch base on
safe work practices to provide for control of hazards during working activities.
 Tony Lundell
2/15/2017 Deconstructing Assumptions About Ammonia Refrigeration Piping
This webinar examines time honored traditions such as ‘new is better than old’, and ‘a pipe is a pipe is a pipe’. As technology and available
resources have evolved over the years, experience and data from the field help drive conversations that challenge traditional thinking to ensure
good decision-making related to the management of ammonia refrigeration pipe systems.  We will address important fundamentals such as the
change in how pipe is manufactured today versus 20 years ago and how it may impact your current standards, how to use pipe inspection to better
manage your maintenance dollars, and the benefits and pitfalls of the tools available today.

 Jim Kovarik
3/15/2017  Mechanical Integrity of Ammonia Refrigeration Systems  

Maintaining the Mechanical Integrity of an Ammonia Refrigeration System is important to ensure the critical process, involving individual equipment
and control systems working together, is continuously maintained as a first line of defense that harmonizes with its operation, as it was specifically
designed. This webinar will review the Process Safety Management (PSM) Mechanical Integrity (MI) element requirements that apply to regulated
industrial ammonia refrigeration equipment and systems. It will discuss the general MI requirements pertaining to inspections, tests, and maintenance
procedures, training of maintenance personnel, criteria for acceptable test results, documentation of test and inspection results, documentation of
manufacturer recommendations and historical learnings that follow recognized and generally accepted good engineering practices (RAGAGEP), and
Quality Assurance to ensure continued integrity of the refrigeration equipment and system. Lastly, it will cover how the Mechanical Integrity element
relates to the other PSM elements.

 Tony Lundell
3/25/2017  Management of Change for Ammonia Refrigeration Systems 
OSHA’s Process Safety Management (PSM) and EPA's Hazard Prevention Element of the Risk Management Plan (RMP) require employers to perform
a Management of Change (MOC) assessment for changes made to their closed-circuit ammonia refrigeration system(s). This requirement is intended
to ensure that no new hazards are created by the change and that the system continues to work as intended in terms of safe operation and ability to
remain safe during maintenance service. Where a change is not a replacement in kind, an MOC must be performed.
The MOC is a critical PSM/RMP
element that can prevent unsafe or nuisance issues from occurring as a result of a major change. However, because change (or even plans for change)
can sometimes be met with confusion and apprehension, an MOC may be overlooked or delayed.
This webinar will examine the importance of the MOC
element and review what it takes to get an accurate assessment of your process and appropriately manage the change(s) being implemented.
 Tony Lundell
4/19/2017  Mechanical Integrity of Evaporative Condensers 
Out of sight, out of mind.” It’s easy to put evaporative condensers in this category, even though they perform one of the most important functions in your
ammonia refrigeration system – getting rid of the heat absorbed during the refrigeration cycle and moving it to a place where it isn’t objectionable.

 The environment in which evaporative condensers operate is a tough one.  They must endure the extremes of winter as well as the heat and humidity of
summer.  Making sure the evaporative condenser is running smoothly and maintained properly will ensure peak and efficient operation 24/7 for an
optimal-performing refrigeration system.

 Gerry Anderson
7/19/2017  Hot Works permits for Ammonia Refrigeration Systems 
OSHA's Process Safety Management guidelines and the Hazard Prevention Element of EPA's Risk Management Plan require employers to issue a
permit for hot work operations conducted on or near a covered process.
This webinar will examine the importance of the hot work permitting process
and review the regulatory requirements and application criteria for use, key risks involved, and additional guidance on safely carrying out hot work. It will
also cover pre-permit measures that must be taken; precautions required during the hot work; issuer and performing authority acceptance verifications;
post-permit measures; issuer closure and performing authority acknowledgement; hot work permit-to-work process steps; and considerations for
inspection visits of the work area and permit handover.

 Tony Lundell
8/30/2017 Supporting Educational Efforts and Research in Natural Refrigeration

For over two decades, IIAR’s Ammonia Refrigeration Foundation has been an industry leader in supporting research and education focused on the
safe, reliable, and efficient use of ammonia and other natural refrigerants. In addition, ARF promotes the development of industry talent through
scholarships, academic alliances and outreach, partnering with other natural refrigeration and cold chain organizations, as well as national and
international refrigeration programs. Join us on August 30 as we examine the latest ARF-supported research projects and review the educational
initiatives that are enhancing the status of industrial refrigeration professionals worldwide and promoting the advantages of sustainable natural
refrigeration.

 Wayne Wehber,
Lois O'Conner,
Jeremy Klysen
James Young
9/20/2017  Pre-Startup Safety Reviews for Ammonia Refrigeration Systems 
OSHA’s Process Safety Management (PSM) and EPA's Hazard Prevention Element of the Risk Management Plan (RMP) require employers to perform
a Pre-Startup Safety Review (PSSR) for new facilities and modified facilities when the modification to their closed-circuit ammonia refrigeration system(s)
is significant enough to require a change in Process Safety Information (PSI). The PSSR is intended to provide quality assurance prior to the introduction
of ammonia refrigerant to the new or modified process.The PSSR regulates any number of requirements, including that construction and equipment are in
accordance with design specifications; that a Process Hazard Analysis (PHA) has been performed and its recommendations are resolved; that procedures
for safety, operation, maintenance, and emergencies are in place; that training of affected employees has been performed, and that it has been verified
SAFE to start the new or modified system. Pre-Startup Safety Review is a critical element that prevents easily overlooked safety and nuisance issues from
occurring in a new or modified system. This webinar will examine the importance of the PSSR element and review what it takes to get an accurate
assessment of your new or modified process prior to startup.
 Tony Lundell
10/11/2017  What's Coming in 2018 Codes: An Update 
The 2018 editions of the International, Uniform, and NFPA Model Codes will soon be released. Join us for this MEMBER WEBINAR where IIAR Code
Consultant Jeff Shapiro will offer a brief review of what happened in the 2015 editions and show you what’s coming in the 2018 codes that affect
ammonia refrigeration systems. Our speaker will also offer advice on dealing with the enforcement issues that have been affecting IIAR members
doing business in California and other states where difficulties during the last code development cycle resulted in uneven application of the 2015
Uniform Mechanical Code.
 Jeffrey Shapiro
11/15/2017  Incident Investigations for Ammonia Refrigeration Systems 
OSHA’s Process Safety Management (PSM) and EPA's Hazard Prevention Element of the Risk Management Plan (RMP) require employers to
investigate each incident which resulted in, or could reasonably have resulted in, a catastrophic release of a highly hazardous chemical in the
workplace. Incident Investigation is a critical element for identifying causes of incidents and implementing steps to prevent similar events from
occurring. This webinar will examine the importance of the incident investigation element as a process, requirements for an investigation team
to thoroughly investigate and analyze an incident, investigation report requirements, and record keeping requirements.
 Tony Lundell
     


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