The Industrial Refrigeration Consortium (IRC) and the International Institute of Ammonia Refrigeration (IIAR) Present:
Fundamentals of Mechanical Integrity for Ammonia Refrigeration Systems
Virtual Offering June 6-10, 2022 - 11:00 AM – 1:00 PM Eastern (U.S.) time– Daily
Produced by: Industrial Refrigeration Consortium (IRC)
Hosted by: International Institute of Ammonia Refrigeration (IIAR)
About the workshop: Mechanical integrity (MI) is a significant part of the 14 elements included in the Occupational Safety and Health Administration’s (OSHA) Process Safety Management (PSM) Program. This education program highlights the importance of Mechanical Integrity and how it relates to OSHA requirements. From pumps to vessels, this program will provide a comprehensive outline of compliance regarding Mechanical Integrity for Ammonia Refrigeration Systems.
Intended Audience: This course is intended to serve as continuing education for industrial refrigeration professionals whose job responsibilities include ensuring the mechanical integrity of closed-circuit ammonia refrigeration systems. This audience would include plant managers; contractors; maintenance directors and supervisors; designers; utility supervisors; engineering managers; facility engineers; facility managers; refrigeration operators/technicians; mechanical and refrigeration engineers; and industry professionals who focus on regulatory requirements for ammonia refrigeration systems, such as PSM coordinators and state and federal regulators.
Topics to be covered: Introduction to mechanical integrity for refrigeration systems, mechanisms that degrade mechanical integrity in ammonia refrigeration systems, MI inspections applicable to pressure vessels, refrigerant piping, and key safety systems.
- Develop 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.
- Understand the various mechanisms that degrade the mechanical integrity of ammonia refrigeration systems.
- Basic principles applicable to conducting mechanical integrity inspections for piping, pressure vessels, and key safety systems.
CEUs are available: Participants may receive a Continuing Education Certificate reporting 10 contact hours, which will provide documentation for engineering (or other) Professional Development Hour (PDH) or Continuing Education Unit (CEU) requirements.