2018 Natural Refrigeration Conference & Expo

   

Saturday, 17 March 2018

 
2017 - 2018 IIAR Board Meeting. Shuttle to Cheyenne Mountain Resort Golf Course to leave at 11:15 AM - Pick-Up at Broadmoor West
Category
Board Meeting
Track
IIAR Board
Time
7:00 AM - 11:00 AM
7:00 AM
Broadmoor Hall Registration Desk
Category
Registration
Track
Registration
Time
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
8:00 AM
Broadmoor Hall Expo Floor
Category
Exhibitor Setup
Track
Expo
Time
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
8:00 AM
Cheyenne Mountain Resort - Bus pickup outside Broadmoor South starting at 9:30 AM. Tee time 12:00 PM
Category
Golf
Track
Ammonia Refrigeration Foundation
Time
9:30 AM - 5:30 PM
9:30 AM

Sunday, 18 March 2018

 
Broadmoor West Rocky Mountain C
Category
Committee Meeting
Track
Meetings
Time
7:00 AM - 10:00 AM
7:00 AM
Broadmoor Hall Registration Desk
Track
Registration
Time
7:30 AM - 5:00 PM
7:30 AM
Broadmoor West Divide Room I
Category
Committee Meeting
Track
Meetings
Time
7:30 AM - 12:00 PM
7:30 AM
Broadmoor Hall Expo Floor
Category
Exhibitor Setup
Track
Expo
Time
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
8:00 AM
Broadmoor West Divide Room 2
Category
Committee Meeting
Track
Meetings
Time
8:00 AM - 12:00 PM
8:00 AM
Broadmoor West Louis Stratta
Category
Committee Meeting
Track
Meetings
Time
8:00 AM - 12:00 PM
8:00 AM
Broadmoor West West Ballroom AB
Category
Committee Meeting
Track
Meetings
Time
8:00 AM - 12:00 PM
8:00 AM
Broadmoor West West Ballroom CD
Category
Committee Meeting
Track
Meetings
Time
8:00 AM - 12:00 PM
8:00 AM
Broadmoor West Rocky Mountain A
Category
Committee Meeting
Track
Meetings
Time
8:00 AM - 12:00 PM
8:00 AM
Broadmoor West McGrew
Category
Committee Meeting
Track
Meetings
Time
9:00 AM - 11:00 AM
9:00 AM
Broadmoor West Rocky Mountain B
Category
Committee Meeting
Track
Meetings
Time
9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
9:00 AM
South and Central America and the Mexico Regions - Broadmoor West Rocky Mountain D
Category
Committee Meeting
Track
Meetings
Time
10:15 AM - 1:00 PM
10:15 AM
Broadmoor West
Category
Coffee Break
Track
Networking
Time
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
10:30 AM
Broadmoor Main Main Ballroom
Category
Certificate Testing
Track
Education
Time
1:00 PM - 3:30 PM
1:00 PM
Broadmoor West Rocky Mountain A
Category
Committee
Track
Meetings
Time
1:00 PM - 5:00 PM
1:00 PM
Join us at the 2018 IIAR Natural Refrigeration Conference & Expo for the Sunday afternoon IIAR Education program Mechanical Integrity for Ammonia Refrigeration Systems. This Education program highlights the importance of mechanical integrity, how it relates to process safety management and the General Duty Clause. Topics to be covered: The Components of a Mechanical Integrity Program Minimum requirements of inspection, testing and maintenance Mechanical Integrity; Procedures for equipment, piping, vessels and safety systems When corrective action needs to be taken; Preventative maintenance, audits, training, and quality assurance. From pumps to vessels, this program will provide a comprehensive outline of compliance with regard to Mechanical Integrity for Ammonia Refrigeration Systems. - International Center International Hall North
Category
Sunday Education Program
Track
Education
Time
1:00 PM - 5:00 PM
1:00 PM
Broadmoor Main Main Ballroom
Category
Reception
Track
Networking
Time
5:30 PM - 6:00 PM
5:30 PM
Broadmoor Main Lake Terrace
Category
Reception
Track
Networking
Time
6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
6:00 PM

Monday, 19 March 2018

 
International Center International Hall Foyer
Category
Breakfast
Track
Networking
Time
7:00 AM - 7:30 AM
7:00 AM
Broadmoor Hall Registration Desk
Track
Registration
Time
7:00 AM - 5:00 PM
7:00 AM
International Center International Hall
Category
Business Meeting
Track
Meetings
Time
7:30 AM - 8:00 AM
7:30 AM
Vince Poscente - International Center International Hall
Track
Meetings
Time
8:00 AM - 9:15 AM
8:00 AM
You must be a fully registered IIAR Spouse/Guest attendee to participate in this program. - Spa and Golf Club Robert Trent Jones
Track
Spouse Guest
Time
8:30 AM - 9:30 AM
8:30 AM
Category
Expo Hall Open
Track
Expo
Time
9:15 AM - 1:45 PM
9:15 AM
Colmac Coil-  "Cascade Heat Exchangers" -- Ammonia/CO2 cascade refrigeration systems offer end users the combined benefits of a completely natural refrigeration system that is very energy efficient at freezer temperatures. An added benefit is the complete removal of ammonia from the occupied spaces. The integrity and reliability of the cascade heat exchangers in these systems is of critical importance given the catastrophic nature of CO2 leaking into the ammonia side of the system. To reduce the risk of CO2 leaks, Colmac has developed a new cascade heat exchanger technology having extremely high integrity and reliability. The new Colmac Shell and Helix cascade heat exchanger will be introduced highlighting its reliability, compactness, and low cost.
Category
Technomercial
Track
Technomercial
Time
9:30 AM - 10:00 AM
9:30 AM
Category
Coffee Break
Track
Networking
Time
10:00 AM - 10:30 AM
10:00 AM
Hansen Technologies - "Developments in Motorized Control Valves and Breakthroughs in Corrosion Protection" -- Hansen will share the latest developments in industrial refrigeration products including the Motorized Control Valve (MCV) and ACT™ Anti-Corrosion Technology.  The rugged and reliable MCV product family continues to expand with full integration with the MVP Multi-Valve Platform and stand-alone valves for the most popular applications.  ACT™ (Anti-Corrosion Technology)  is an advanced, proprietary corrosion protection system that offers at least 3X the corrosion resistance of any standard coatings and is exclusively available for all Hansen valve types and sizes.  Come and find out about these and other innovative products from Hansen.
Category
Technomercial
Track
Technomercial
Time
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
10:30 AM
Mayekawa, USA Inc. -- "Mayekawa Slurry Ice System Introduction" - An overview of Mayekawa MYCOM’s new packaged, modular Slurry Ice System that is used in Thermal Storage applications for Dairy and Beverage Process facilities that require stable low temperature chilled water will be presented. Factory packaged solution in modular outdoor enclosures that field connect to Slurry Ice storage tank complete the system. Reliable and efficienct MYCOM NH3 reciprocating or screw compressors with VFD control for precise temperature control are utilized. Unique system design maintains high efficiency throughout the entire ice making process whereas traditional ice on coil thermal storage systems can lose efficiency while building ice. Come hear why we are the Global Leader in innovative and energy efficient Natural Refrigerant solutions.
Category
Technomercial
Track
Technomercial
Time
11:15 AM - 11:45 AM
11:15 AM
Category
Lunch
Track
Networking
Time
12:00 PM - 12:30 PM
12:00 PM
Vilter -A New Solution - As natural refrigerants and versatile options become more prevalent in the industrial landscape, Vilter has an answer that addresses both needs. Vilter is launching a new solution that enhances safety, lowers lifecycle costs, and can be used for facility expansions, retrofits, and new construction. You won’t want to miss this release and hear about all its limitless features and benefits.
Category
Technomercial
Track
Technomercial
Time
12:30 PM - 1:00 PM
12:30 PM
Parker - Parker Refrigerating Specialties - Engineering Your Success - New Product Update - Join us to find out how the new and innovative products from Parker Refrigerating Specialties can drive efficiency and performance in modern industrial refrigeration systems.
Category
Technomercial
Track
Technomercial
Time
1:15 PM - 1:45 PM
1:15 PM
You must be a fully registered IIAR Spouse/Guest attendee to participate in this program. - additional fees apply
Track
Spouse Guest
Time
1:30 PM - 3:00 PM
1:30 PM
A Refrigeration System Using Air as the Working Fluid - Troy Davis, Sales Manager, Mayekawa U.S.A., Inc. - Utility Division, Mayekawa U.S.A., Inc. -  Air is abundantly available, has no global impact on the environment, and is neither toxic nor flammable, making it the perfect natural refrigerant. But how does it perform in commercial and industrial refrigeration applications?  This session will examine an extremely low temperature refrigeration system that harnesses the reverse Brayton cycle to directly circulate cold air in storage warehouses. The cold air absorbs heat from the stored goods, thus cooling or freezing the products.
Category
Technical Paper
Track
Technical Program
Time
1:45 PM - 2:35 PM
1:45 PM
Large Scale Flammability and Explosivity Testing of Ammonia: Impact on Siting Studies and Risk Assessments - Scott G. Davis, PhD, PE, DFEI, President and Principal Engineer, Gexcon US -   Conservative risk-assessment strategies and modeling often equate the potential consequences from an ammonia explosion to those anticipated in a methane explosion. This approach, however, overpredicts the consequences from ammonia. Another strategy is to essentially assume that there is no risk from such fuels, which isn't practical, either. This presentation examines the characteristics of low-flammability fuels such as ammonia in order to offer guidance on analyzing the probability and consequence of fire/explosion hazards and comparing them to the risk posed by extremely flammable fluids.
Category
Technical Paper
Track
Technical Program
Time
1:45 PM - 2:35 PM
1:45 PM
Ultra-Low Charge Ammonia Refrigeration in Food Retail: A Successful Case Study -  Karthick Kuppusamy, Refrigeration Design Engineer, Global Center of Excellence on Alternative Systems, Heatcraft Worldwide Refrigeration - This session will describe the design, installation, commissioning, and certification of energy savings for a medium size supermarket in southeastern USA. Data will be presented showing that supermarkets and other retail operations can employ an NH3/CO2 cascade refrigeration system with little to no impact to the bottom line or disruption of operations, while achieving energy savings at the same time.
Category
Technical Paper
Track
Technical Program
Time
1:45 PM - 2:35 PM
1:45 PM
Regulatory Update Panel - Jeffrey Shapiro, President, International Code Consultants; Lowell Randel, Director of Government Affairs, IIAR, and Principal, The Randel Group, LLC; James Williams, Chief of Regulatory Compliance, Region VIII, Department of Homeland Security Government Affairs and Code Updates: Join IIAR for an update on the recent activities of OSHA, EPA, and DHS. A DHS representative will also be on hand to explain the agency's reporting requirements and demonstrate the newly revised Department of Homeland Security Chemical Facility Anti-Terrorism Standards. Find out if your facility meets the revised CFATS rules. We'll also look at new interpretations of government agency actions and take a deep dive into the status of ammonia refrigeration regulation in the latest development cycles of the Uniform Mechanical Code, International Mechanical Code, and the International Fire Code.
Category
Panel
Track
Technical Program
Time
1:45 PM - 3:30 PM
1:45 PM
Category
Future Leaders
Track
Ammonia Refrigeration Foundation
Time
1:45 PM - 2:35 PM
1:45 PM
Dan Tippman, Owner and Principal Officer, Tippmann Innovation - Best Practices for Freezing Boxed Palletized Products - This session will outline why it is important to know your products and be aware of what it takes to freeze one type of pallet versus another. We will discuss the benefits of draw thru freezing vs. traditional blast cells; the history of freezing on pallets; the pros and cons of conventional freezing methods; and best practices for running an efficient freezing facility.
Category
Workshop
Track
Technical Program
Time
2:40 PM - 3:30 PM
2:40 PM
Best Practices in Managing an OSHA NEP or EPA GDC Inspection - Edward Johnson, CARO, Senior EHS Risk Engineering Manager, Dean Foods -  The OSHA NEP and EPA GDC inspection processes don't have to be a stressful time, provided you know what's coming and are prepared to meet the agency's requests. Our speaker will examine not only what needs to be done before OSHA or EPA shows up at your door, but also helpful tips for participating in opening and closing conferences, as well as the inspection itself.
Category
Technical Paper
Track
Technical Program
Time
2:40 PM - 3:30 PM
2:40 PM
Employee Engagement as an Indicator of PSM Program Success or Failure - Jodie Richter, Vice President, Ammonia Refrigeration Management Solutions AmmoniaSolved - How do you measure the success of your PSM program? One school of thought proposes that a good way to do this is to measure the engagement of the employees tasked with upholding the safety principles you've written into your procedures. And in fact PSM audits indicate that employee participation is the leading factor in a program's success or failure. This session will look at strategies for developing and implementing employee-relation programs that increase employee engagement.
Category
Technical Paper
Track
Technical Program
Time
2:40 PM - 3:30 PM
2:40 PM
Sistemas de refrigearción con amonico comparados con nh3 primario/glicol secundario, un analisis tecnico-económico (Ammonia Refrigerant Systems Compared with Primary NH3/Secondary Glycol: An Economical and Technical Approach) - David Sánchez Rojas, Independent Consultant - Presented in Spanish - Centralized overfeed, flooded and even direct expansion systems with ammonia as primary refrigerant require large quantities of ammonia stored in vessels additional to that traveling on piping increasing the risk of an accidental release. This is the reason why some end users and designers are changing to cascade systems where ammonia is used as a primary refrigerant to chill glycol that is pumped to the plant. Although risk is reduced is not completely eliminated, moreover new aspects such as power consumption, initial, operational and maintenance costs need to be entered to the equation. This technical paper analyzes several conditions to offer the market a better overview before taking the decision of choosing one system over the other. Los sistemas de refrigeración centralizados de amoniaco recirculado, inundado e incluso de expansión directa requieren grandes cantidades de refrigerante almacenadas en recipientes además de las que viajan por las tuberías incrementando el riesgo de una fuga accidental. Esta es la razón por la que algunos usuarios finales y diseñadores han cambiado a sistemas en cascada donde el amoniaco como refrigerante primario es usado para enfriar glicol que es bombeado a la planta. Aunque esto reduce los riesgos no los elimina por completo, además se deben ingresarse a la ecuación nuevos aspectos como el consumo de energía, costos iniciales de inversión, operación y mantenimiento. Este papel técnico analiza diferentes condiciones para ofrecer al mercado una visión más completa antes de elegir un sistema sobre el otro.
Category
International
Track
Technical Program
Time
2:40 PM - 3:30 PM
2:40 PM
Invite Only
Time
3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
3:00 PM
Category
Coffee Break
Track
Networking
Time
3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
3:00 PM
Emergency Response in an Ammonia Facility  Craig Slininger, CIRO, Operating Engineer, Nestle Beverage - Preparing before an emergency is the single most important thing a company can do to make sure they can recover quickly from that emergency. This session will explore steps to consider prior to an emergency occurrence, with a focus on internal training and relationship building with outside agencies that can facilitate a safe and efficient workplace. Presenter will delve into the philosophy that recovery from an incident starts before there is an incident; it starts the day you begin planning for an event that you hope never occurs.
Category
Technical Paper
Track
Technical Program
Time
4:00 PM - 4:50 PM
4:00 PM
Application of Bow Tie Diagrams to Understanding Threats and Barriers in Industrial Refrigeration - Martin Timm, PE, Corporate Process Safety Manager, Praxair, Inc. -  Bow Tie diagrams are used to graphically communicate threats and the barriers that can prevent these threats from turning into undesired outcomes. They are widely used in high hazard industries, but haven't yet found extensive adoption in the refrigeration industry. This presentation will lead participants through the diagram's namesake structure and its component parts. An example for "loss of containment of ammonia" will be presented, showing how these diagrams can be applied in the ammonia refrigeration industry.
Category
Technical Paper
Track
Technical Program
Time
4:00 PM - 4:50 PM
4:00 PM
Energy and Function Analysis of Hot Gas Defrost in Ammonia Refrigeration Systems - Niels Vestergaard, Global Application Excellence Manager, Industrial Refrigeration, and Morten Juel Skovrup, Global Applications Excellence Manager, Industrial Refrigeration, Danfoss A/S - This session will present data from a Danish research project showing that selection of proper design requirements had a significant impact on the efficiency of both Pressure Control and Liquid Drain defrost systems. Speakers will analyze the relative efficiency of the two types of defrost systems, describe the model that was used to quantify the energy consumption used in the two methods, and discuss the influence of operating conditions and evaporator design.
Category
Technical Paper
Track
Technical Program
Time
4:00 PM - 4:50 PM
4:00 PM
Dan Dettmers Industrial Refrigeration Consortium University of Wisconsin-Madison - Olympic Refrigeration Olympic Refrigeration: Discussions Regarding Curling and Ice Rinks - This workshop will address refrigeration and heat recovery systems for ice skating and curling rinks. It will address common problems, discuss technology and provide information and pragmatic observations regarding the phase-out of R22.
Category
Workshop
Track
Technical Program
Time
4:00 PM - 4:50 PM
4:00 PM
Facts and Myths Associated with Choosing the Right Construction Materials for Evaporative Condensers - Zan Liu, PhD, Senior Product Manager for Evaporators and Condensers, Frick Industrial Refrigeration and Robert Cunningham, International Water Consultants - Hot dipped galvanized carbon steel (HDG) is the dominant material when it comes to evaporative condenser, but 300 series stainless steel has become a viable alternative over the past few years. However, little guidance exists regarding HDG vs. stainless steel in design of ammonia refrigeration systems. This session will address some common misconceptions involving material selection, provide a better understanding of corrosion failures, and offer some practical guidelines for their avoidance.
Category
Technical Paper
Track
Technical Program
Time
4:55 PM - 5:45 PM
4:55 PM
Stainless Steel Piping in Industrial Refrigeration - Eric Teale, Director, Refrigeration Engineer/Food & Beverage Sales, Corval Group, Inc.  - Industrial Refrigeration So you think you know all there is to know about the use of stainless steel piping in industrial refrigeration? Think again. This session will provide an in-depth examination of stainless steel: the history of stainless steels, properties of stainless steel, corrosion of stainless steel, welding of stainless steel, and QA/QC issues associated with the installation process of stainless steel.
Category
Technical Paper
Track
Technical Program
Time
4:55 PM - 5:45 PM
4:55 PM
Designing Air Coolers for Direct Expansion - Technical Paper by Bruce Nelson, Colmac Coil, Inc - Presented in Spanish by Gabriel Gutiérrez, Colmac Coil, Inc.:  Ammonia is a commonly used refrigerant in industrial refrigeration systems. Unlike HCFCs and HFCs, ammonia can truly be called a “Natural Refrigerant” because it occurs in nature and is therefore environmentally benign. Ammonia is widely used in industry and agriculture, is low cost, and has excellent heat transfer characteristics. Designers and operators of ammonia refrigeration systems with direct expansion air coolers must have a basic understanding of the unique characteristics and limitations of ammonia in order to successfully operate such systems. This session will explore the special design considerations required for ammonia air coolers using direct expansion.
Category
International
Track
Technical Program
Time
4:55 PM - 5:45 PM
4:55 PM
Rick Chabot, Isel Re-Evaluating Lubricant Selection and Testing at Low Temperatures - Selecting the appropriate lubricant for your ammonia refrigeration system has a significant impact on the performance, efficiency, and reliability of that system. This session will illustrate how, by selecting a lubricant with an ideal viscosity at the lowest operating temperature of the system, operators can reduce their defrost cycles, improve oil recovery from evaporators, and reduce system efficiency losses associated with the insulating effect that lubricant has inside of an evaporator.
Category
Workshop
Track
Technical Program
Time
4:55 PM - 5:45 PM
4:55 PM
Track
Networking
Time
6:30 PM - 9:00 PM
6:30 PM

Tuesday, 20 March 2018

 
Track
Registration
Time
7:00 AM - 5:00 PM
7:00 AM
Category
Breakfast
Track
Networking
Time
7:30 AM - 8:00 AM
7:30 AM
Category
Expo Hall Open
Track
Expo
Time
7:30 AM - 1:00 PM
7:30 AM
Isotherm, Inc. -- "Low Charge Evaporator"- A brief introduction to Isotherm's patented low charge evaporator and its benefits compared to conventional evaporators will be presented. Several case studies will be discussed.
Category
Technomercial
Track
Technomercial
Time
8:00 AM - 8:30 AM
8:00 AM
Category
Committee Meeting
Track
Meetings
Time
8:30 AM - 9:30 AM
8:30 AM
EVAPCO, Inc. -- "The NEW eco-Air Condenser" - Completing our Full Spectrum of Air-Cooled & Evaporative Solutions.
Category
Technomercial
Track
Technomercial
Time
8:45 AM - 9:15 AM
8:45 AM
Category
Fort Carson
Track
Ammonia Refrigeration Foundation
Time
9:00 AM - 10:00 AM
9:00 AM
GEA -- "What’s New at GEA" - Presented by a team of GEA industrial refrigeration experts, this session will cover portfolio scope, product enhancements, and new developments. Topics include compressor package redesign, low-charge ammonia chillers, and transcritical CO2 solutions. Please join us to learn how you can apply GEA’s leading industrial refrigeration technologies to your business and benefit from their significant advantages.
Category
Technomercial
Track
Technomercial
Time
9:30 AM - 10:00 AM
9:30 AM
You must be a fully registered IIAR Spouse/Guest attendee to participate in this program. www.iiar.org
Track
Spouse Guest
Time
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
10:00 AM
Category
Coffee Break
Track
Networking
Time
10:00 AM - 10:30 PM
10:00 AM
Category
Exhibitor's Meeting
Track
Expo
Time
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
10:30 AM
Frick Industrial Refrigeration - "The new Frick® Low Charge Central System"--Among food and beverage refrigeration systems using the most efficient natural refrigerant – ammonia – the new Frick® Low Charge Central System (LCCS) is a solution at less than 5 lbm/TR.  LCCS can be customized to meet any specific need because it retains all the benefits of a central system. Come to experience the flexibility, efficiency, and ease of service powered by the world’s best compressors and controls from the leader of industrial refrigeration.
Category
Technomercial
Track
Technomercial
Time
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
10:30 AM
Danfoss -- "Let Danfoss Recalibrate the Way You Look at Gas Detection for Industrial Refrigeration" - Witness the next generation of gas detection and learn how the reliability, safety, and maintenance costs of your Industrial Refrigeration systems can be improved. Danfoss’ latest innovation offers a complete range of fixed gas detectors, from basic to heavy duty models, that utilize pre-calibrated digital sensors, on-board diagnostics, and digital life meters to match to your specific refrigerant, application, and safety requirements.
Category
Technomercial
Track
Technomercial
Time
11:15 AM - 11:45 AM
11:15 AM
Baltimore Aircoil Company -- "Innovations In Condenser Technology" - Alternative approaches traditional condensers that reduce water use, energy use, refrigerant charge, maintenance needs, and passivation requirements.
Category
Technomercial
Track
Technomercial
Time
12:00 PM - 12:30 PM
12:00 PM
Category
Lunch
Track
Networking
Time
12:30 PM - 1:00 PM
12:30 PM
Category
Certificate Testing
Track
Education
Time
1:00 PM - 3:30 PM
1:00 PM
A Refrigeration System Using Air as the Working Fluid - Troy Davis, Sales Manager, Mayekawa U.S.A., Inc. - Utility Division, Mayekawa U.S.A., Inc. -  Air is abundantly available, has no global impact on the environment, and is neither toxic nor flammable, making it the perfect natural refrigerant. But how does it perform in commercial and industrial refrigeration applications?  This session will examine an extremely low temperature refrigeration system that harnesses the reverse Brayton cycle to directly circulate cold air in storage warehouses. The cold air absorbs heat from the stored goods, thus cooling or freezing the products.
Category
Technical Paper
Track
Technical Program
Time
1:10 PM - 2:00 PM
1:10 PM
Facts and Myths Associated with Choosing the Right Construction Materials for Evaporative Condensers - Zan Liu, PhD, Senior Product Manager for Evaporators and Condensers, Frick Industrial Refrigeration and Robert Cunningham, International Water Consultants - Hot dipped galvanized carbon steel (HDG) is the dominant material when it comes to evaporative condenser, but 300 series stainless steel has become a viable alternative over the past few years. However, little guidance exists regarding HDG vs. stainless steel in design of ammonia refrigeration systems. This session will address some common misconceptions involving material selection, provide a better understanding of corrosion failures, and offer some practical guidelines for their avoidance.
Category
Technical Paper
Track
Technical Program
Time
1:10 PM - 2:00 PM
1:10 PM
Stainless Steel Piping in Industrial Refrigeration - Eric Teale, Director, Refrigeration Engineer/Food & Beverage Sales, Corval Group, Inc. - Industrial Refrigeration So you think you know all there is to know about the use of stainless steel piping in industrial refrigeration? Think again. This session will provide an in-depth examination of stainless steel: the history of stainless steels, properties of stainless steel, corrosion of stainless steel, welding of stainless steel, and QA/QC issues associated with the installation process of stainless steel.
Category
Technical Paper
Track
Technical Program
Time
1:10 PM - 2:00 PM
1:10 PM
Stephanie Smith,PE, Risk Management Professionals What are CalARP Program 4 & CalOSHA 5189.1, and Why Should I Care? - For decades, the regulatory climate in California has set the standard for the rest of the United States. Find out what's happening now with updates to the California Accidental Release Prevention (CalARP) for a glimpse of what may be in store for the ammonia refrigeration industry. This presentation will examines the changes to the California regulations and provides guidance on applications in the ammonia refrigeration industry.
Category
Workshop
Track
Technical Program
Time
1:10 PM - 2:00 PM
1:10 PM
Invite Only
Time
1:15 PM - 4:00 PM
1:15 PM
Category
Fort Carson
Track
Ammonia Refrigeration Foundation
Time
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
2:00 PM
Condensadores enfriados por aire y condensadores adiabáticos para sistemas de refrigeración con amoniaco como alternativa a condensadores evaporativos (Air Cooled and Adiabatic Condensers for Ammonia Refrigeration Systems as an Alternative To Evaporative Condensers) - Iván Garcia, Güntner - Presented in Spanish The current problem of the availability of water for Industrial consumption reflected in the constant increase on itˆs price and local regulations for it's final disposal, leads us to look for alternatives to reduce water usage. Evaporative condensers are necessary equipment for Industrial Refrigeration Industry; however alternative solutions like air cooled condensers and adiabatic condensers has been implemented successfully reducing water consumption or even eliminating water usage to be evaporated on heat rejection process. The present work makes a clear analysis of how, when and where the technological alternatives of dry cooling or adiabatic cooling have room for the efficient design of Industrial Refrigeration Systems with the aim of reducing or completely eliminating water consumption. La problemática actual de la disponibilidad de agua para consumo industrial reflejada en el constante aumento en su precio y las regulaciones de su disposición final, nos lleva a buscar alternativas para reducir su consumo. Los condensadores evaporativos son dispositivos necesarios para la Industria de la Refrigeración, sin embargo soluciones alternativas como los condensadores enfriados por aire, o bien los condensadores adiabáticos, se han implementando con gran éxito llegando a reducir el consumo de agua e inclusive a eliminarlo en su totalidad en los sistemas de refrigeración industriales operando con amoniaco. El presente trabajo realiza un claro análisis de cómo, cuando y donde las alternativas tecnológicas de enfriamiento por aire o enfriamiento adiabático tienen cabida para el eficiente diseño de sistemas de refrigeración industriales con el objetivo de reducir o bien eliminar totalmente el consumo de agua de enfriamiento.
Category
International
Track
Technical Program
Time
2:05 PM - 2:55 PM
2:05 PM
Emergency Response in an Ammonia Facility - Craig Slininger, CIRO, Operating Engineer, Nestle Beverage - Preparing before an emergency is the single most important thing a company can do to make sure they can recover quickly from that emergency. This session will explore steps to consider prior to an emergency occurrence, with a focus on internal training and relationship building with outside agencies that can facilitate a safe and efficient workplace. Presenter will delve into the philosophy that recovery from an incident starts before there is an incident; it starts the day you begin planning for an event that you hope never occurs.
Category
Technical Paper
Track
Technical Program
Time
2:05 PM - 2:55 PM
2:05 PM
Energy and Function Analysis of Hot Gas Defrost in Ammonia Refrigeration Systems - Niels Vestergaard, Global Application Excellence Manager, Industrial Refrigeration, and Morten Juel Skovrup, Global Applications Excellence Manager, Industrial Refrigeration, Danfoss A/S - This session will present data from a Danish research project showing that selection of proper design requirements had a significant impact on the efficiency of both Pressure Control and Liquid Drain defrost systems. Speakers will analyze the relative efficiency of the two types of defrost systems, describe the model that was used to quantify the energy consumption used in the two methods, and discuss the influence of operating conditions and evaporator design.
Category
Technical Paper
Track
Technical Program
Time
2:05 PM - 2:55 PM
2:05 PM
Jürgen Süß, PhD, CEO, Efficient Energy, GmbH Water As a Refrigerant in Efficient Centrifugal Chillers- This presentation will look at the applicability of using one of the only natural refrigerants that complies with any global safety regulation: namely, water. We will examine previous approaches and technologies that use water as a refrigerant; become familiar with the challenge of applying water in centrifugal chillers; and identifying promising new applications of water-based refrigeration systems.
Category
Workshop
Track
Technical Program
Time
2:05 PM - 2:55 PM
2:05 PM
Category
Coffee Break
Track
Networking
Time
2:55 PM - 3:25 PM
2:55 PM
Best Practices in Managing an OSHA NEP or EPA GDC Inspection - Edward Johnson, CARO, Senior EHS Risk Engineering Manager, Dean Foods - The OSHA NEP and EPA GDC inspection processes don't have to be a stressful time, provided you know what's coming and are prepared to meet the agency's requests. Our speaker will examine not only what needs to be done before OSHA or EPA shows up at your door, but also helpful tips for participating in opening and closing conferences, as well as the inspection itself.
Category
Technical Paper
Track
Technical Program
Time
3:25 PM - 4:15 PM
3:25 PM
Employee Engagement as an Indicator of PSM Program Success or Failure - Jodie Richter, Vice President, Ammonia Refrigeration Management Solutions AmmoniaSolved - How do you measure the success of your PSM program? One school of thought proposes that a good way to do this is to measure the engagement of the employees tasked with upholding the safety principles you've written into your procedures. And in fact PSM audits indicate that employee participation is the leading factor in a program's success or failure. This session will look at strategies for developing and implementing employee-relation programs that increase employee engagement.
Category
Technical Paper
Track
Technical Program
Time
3:25 PM - 4:15 PM
3:25 PM
Influencia de la formación de escarcha en el evaporador y sus implicaciones termodinámicas (Influence of frost formation on the evaporator and its thermodynamic implications) - Ali Muñoz- ABE Refrigeration - Presented in Spanish - El objetivo de este estudio es establecer los fundamentos termodinámicos que rigen la formación de escarcha sobre los evaporadores para estudiar sus implicaciones energéticas y poder establecer criterios que permitan mejorar los rendimientos del deshielo por gas caliente de los sistemas de refrigeración industrial. Se analizaran las prácticas comunes en los sistemas de refrigeración para el desescarche de evaporadores por gas caliente, tomando en consideración la geometría del serpentín del evaporador, la configuración de aletas, la temperatura del refrigerante, tiempos estimados para cada fase del deshielo, así como la energía necesaria para derretir la escarcha acumulada. La última parte del estudio se centra en la estimación de los costos asociados con el gasto de energía implicados en un ciclo de deshielo, producto del flujo másico de refrigerante y la energía requerida para dicho fin.
Category
International
Track
Technical Program
Time
3:25 PM - 4:15 PM
3:25 PM
Ammonia Refrigerant Systems Compared with Primary NH3/Secondary Glycol: An Economical and Technical Approach - David Sánchez Rojas - Presented in English
Category
Workshop
Track
Technical Program
Time
3:25 PM - 4:15 PM
3:25 PM
Rick Ploeckelmann Marking Services, Inc. Identification Integrated with Mobile Technology to Improve Operations Today, teams charged oversight of Process Safety Management (PSM) are smaller in size and have less experience than ever before. This is a genuine challenge and there is no simple solution. This session will explore how QR coded asset identification can be integrated with mobile technology to provide access to information and functionality that will empower your teams with the tools they need to be more productive, learn more effectively, and access information in the field, on-demand.
Category
Workshop
Track
Technical Program
Time
3:25 PM - 4:15 PM
3:25 PM
Invite Only
Time
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
4:00 PM
Large Scale Flammability and Explosivity Testing of Ammonia: Impact on Siting Studies and Risk Assessments - Scott G. Davis, PhD, PE, DFEI, President and Principal Engineer, Gexcon US - Conservative risk-assessment strategies and modeling often equate the potential consequences from an ammonia explosion to those anticipated in a methane explosion. This approach, however, overpredicts the consequences from ammonia. Another strategy is to essentially assume that there is no risk from such fuels, which isn't practical, either. This presentation examines the characteristics of low-flammability fuels such as ammonia in order to offer guidance on analyzing the probability and consequence of fire/explosion hazards and comparing them to the risk posed by extremely flammable fluids.
Category
Technical Paper
Track
Technical Program
Time
4:20 PM - 5:10 PM
4:20 PM
Ultra-Low Charge Ammonia Refrigeration in Food Retail: A Successful Case Study - Karthick Kuppasamy, Refrigeration Design Engineer, Global Center of Excellence on Alternative Systems, Heatcraft Worldwide Refrigeration - This session will describe the design, installation, commissioning, and certification of energy savings for a medium size supermarket in southeastern USA. Data will be presented showing that supermarkets and other retail operations can employ an NH3/CO2 cascade refrigeration system with little to no impact to the bottom line or disruption of operations, while achieving energy savings at the same time.
Category
Technical Paper
Track
Technical Program
Time
4:20 PM - 5:10 PM
4:20 PM
Application of Bow Tie Diagrams to Understanding Threats and Barriers in Industrial Refrigeration - Martin Timm, PE, Corporate Process Safety Manager, Praxair, Inc. - Bow Tie diagrams are used to graphically communicate threats and the barriers that can prevent these threats from turning into undesired outcomes. They are widely used in high hazard industries, but haven't yet found extensive adoption in the refrigeration industry. This presentation will lead participants through the diagram's namesake structure and its component parts. An example for "loss of containment of ammonia" will be presented, showing how these diagrams can be applied in the ammonia refrigeration industry.
Category
Technical Paper
Track
Technical Program
Time
4:20 PM - 5:10 PM
4:20 PM
World Guide to Low Charge Ammonia - Derek Hamilton, VP Business Development, shecco
Category
Workshop
Track
Technical Program
Time
4:20 PM - 5:10 PM
4:20 PM
Category
Expo Hall Open
Track
Expo
Time
4:45 PM - 7:00 PM
4:45 PM
Bitzer -- "Multiple Compressors in LC Chiller Systems 2018"- Review of Low Charge ammonia chillers with multiple compressors in the marketplace.
Category
Technomercial
Track
Technomercial
Time
5:00 PM - 5:30 PM
5:00 PM
Carnot Refrigeration -- "#sensibleCO2" -The #sensibleCO2 presentation will cover the benefits of an industrial grade transcritical CO2 distributed refrigeration system.
Category
Technomercial
Track
Technomercial
Time
5:45 PM - 6:15 PM
5:45 PM
Track
Networking
Time
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
6:00 PM

Wednesday, 21 March 2018

 
Category
Registration
Track
Registration
Time
7:00 AM - 10:00 AM
7:00 AM
Category
Breakfast
Track
Networking
Time
7:30 AM - 8:00 AM
7:30 AM
Category
Expo Hall Open
Track
Expo
Time
7:30 AM - 9:30 AM
7:30 AM
Time
7:30 AM - 9:30 AM
7:30 AM
Category
Committee Meeting
Track
Meetings
Time
7:30 AM - 9:30 AM
7:30 AM
Category
Committee Meeting
Track
Meetings
Time
9:00 AM - 10:30 AM
9:00 AM
Research Panel - Brian EuDaly, Engineer, Calibration Technologies, Inc.; Bruce Nelson, President, Colmac Coil Manufacturing; Lois Stirewalt O'Connor, Executive Director, Ammonia Refrigeration Foundation; Wayne Wehber, Director, Vilter Manufacturing; Jim Young, Technical Director, ITW Insulation Systems Founded in 2006 by the membership of the International Institute of Ammonia Refrigeration (IIAR), the Ammonia Refrigeration Foundation is focused on expanding research for the safe, reliable and efficient use of ammonia and other natural refrigerants. Join the Foundation leadership for an informative look at cutting-edge refrigeration research currently being supported, including presentations covering Computational Fluid Dynamics for Modeling An Ammonia Refrigerant Leak, Characteristics of Refrigerant Flow in Two-Phase Ammonia Risers, and Development of a Mechanical Insulation Installation Guideline for Refrigeration Applications.
Category
Panel
Track
Technical Program
Time
9:00 AM - 10:30 AM
9:00 AM
Category
Exhibitor Break-down
Track
Expo
Time
9:30 AM - 5:00 PM
9:30 AM
Category
Coffee Break
Track
Networking
Time
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
10:30 AM
Advancing Small Charge Systems - Eric Smith, Vice President and Technical Director, IIAR; Kurt Liebendorfer, Vice President - Evapcold, EVAPCO; Peter Thomas, President and Senior Engineer, Resource Compliance, Inc.; Keilly Witman, Owner, KW Refrigerant Management Strategy Ammonia is one of the world's oldest, most efficient, and least costly refrigerants. On top of that it is naturally occurring and environmentally benign. However, due to its moderately toxic properties, ammonia has been used mostly in industrial settings. There it is heavily regulated, especially in quantities exceeding 10,000 pounds. But there is a growing movement in the ammonia refrigeration industry to design systems that use a much smaller refrigerant charge, thereby opening up new applications in food processing and cold storage facilities. This session will examine the current landscape for small charge systems, including new technologies, regulatory issues, and how national and international codes are adapting.
Category
Panel
Track
Technical Program
Time
11:00 AM - 12:30 PM
11:00 AM
Category
Education
Track
Education
Time
1:30 PM - 4:00 PM
1:30 PM