Syllabus for IIAR 4/5/8 Certificate Course
IIAR 4-2015: General Information and Equipment Installation
This module reviews the first half of ANSI/IIAR 4-2015 Installation of Closed Circuit Ammonia Refrigeration Systems. Content includes the standard's purpose, scope and applicability to the safe installation of closed-circuit ammonia refrigeration systems, along with key definitions of terminology used in the standard. We’ll also addresses recognized reference standards from other organizations and examine general requirements for supervision of an installation, safety training, and suitable materials. And finally, this module reviews the minimum requirements for installation of ammonia refrigeration equipment
Presenter: Trevor Hegg, EVAPCO, Inc. (Taneytown, MD)
IIAR 4-2015: Installation of Piping/Controls/Insulation; Leak/Pressure Testing
The second module in the IIAR 4/5/8 Certificate Course looks at the second half of ANSI/IIAR 4-2015 Installation of Closed Circuit Ammonia Refrigeration Systems, including requirements for installation of pipe, valves, and flanges. Module 2 also reviews installation of visual indicators and dives into both normative and informative specifications for installation of ammonia system insulation. We wind up with an examination of leak testing and pressure testing of the newly installed system or equipment, as well as appropriate minimum values for leak test pressure.
Presenter: Mark Stencel, Bassett Mechanical (Kaukauna, WI)
IIAR 5-2013: General Information, Records, and Start-Up
This module examines the first half of ANSI/IIAR 5-2013 Start-up and Commissioning of Closed Circuit Ammonia Refrigeration Systems, including the standard's purpose, scope and applicability. The content explores the pre-start-up design records, system inventory lists, and field pressure test records that must be compiled before bringing an ammonia refrigeration system online. Module 3 also reviews the steps that must be in place and documented as the installation progresses, including the start-up team; start-up plan; safety reviews; pre-charging activities; charging; post-charging activities; and the commissioning process.
Presenter: Bruce Nelson, Colmac Coil Manufacturing (Colville, WA).
IIAR 5-2013: Start-up of Additions and Modifications; Appendices
The fourth training module in the IIAR 4/5/8 Certificate Course guides learners through the second half of ANSI/IIAR 5-2013 Start-up and Commissioning of Closed Circuit Ammonia Refrigeration Systems. The module begins with a review of start-up procedures for additions and modifications to existing installations. Requirements for safety reviews, electrical equipment, pressure testing, leak testing, system monitoring, and commissioning are addressed. This module also focuses on the normative IIAR 5 appendices, which offer instruction on design pressures; machinery rooms and auxiliary safety equipment; and leak testing, evacuation, and dehydration. We also dive into the informative appendices as well, which include useful recommendations for pre-charging and pre-start-up check lists; purging; and planning for system tie-ins.
Presenter: Jeff Sutton, Sutton & Associates, Inc. (Columbus, OH)
IIAR 8-2015: General Information and Preparing for Decommissioning
Module 5 goes through the first half of ANSI/IIAR 8-2015 Decommissioning of Closed-Circuit Ammonia Refrigeration Systems. The standard's purpose and scope are reviewed, as are important definitions and normative references. However, the bulk of this module is spent on discussion of the numerous steps required in preparing for decommissioning of an installation. Our instructor will guide learners through the detailed requirements for initial planning, documentation, training, precautions, decommissioning procedures, and regulatory compliance. Ammonia removal and other safety considerations are also discussed, as are removal procedures for ammonia and equipment.
Presenter: Peter Jordan, MBD Risk Management Service, Inc. (Langhorne, PA).
IIAR 8-2015: Requirements for Equipment and Decommissioning Activities
The IIAR 4/5/8 Certificate Course wraps up with Module 6 and an examination of the second half of ANSI/IIAR 8-2015 Decommissioning of Closed-Circuit Ammonia Refrigeration Systems. Learners will first hear a discussion of requirements for system equipment, safety equipment and materials, site materials, and maintenance. This is followed by a close look at the standards for decommissioning activities, including facility preparation, system modifications and additions, ammonia removal and disposal, equipment removal or abandon in place, and close-out activities. The module concludes with a review of the informative appendices and implementation of a decommissioning checklist.
Presenter: Don Faust, Frick Commercial Refrigeration (Waynesboro, PA)