Fundamentals of Mechanical Integrity Certificate Course

Session 1: Introduction to mechanical integrity for refrigeration systems
Session 2: Mechanisms that degrade mechanical integrity in ammonia refrigeration systems
Session 3: Mechanical integrity inspections applicable to piping
Session 4: Mechanical integrity inspections applicable to pressure vessels
Session 5: Mechanical integrity inspections applicable to safety systems

Course Syllabus

This is an online, asynchronous industrial refrigeration course designed to develop skills and knowledge relevant to maintaining the mechanical integrity of a closed-circuit ammonia refrigeration system. Asynchronous learning means that this course is archived for on-demand access and does not occur in real-time.

Despite the on-demand nature of this course, participants are still expected to complete the associated homework assignments, submit them to course faculty, and be available to discuss the assignment via email correspondence.

This course was developed and conducted by Douglas T. Reindl, PhD, PE; Professor, Department of Mechanical Engineering and Director, Industrial Refrigeration Consortium; University of Wisconsin-Madison.

It is anticipated that course participants will become familiar with the advantages of maintaining the mechanical integrity of a closed-circuit ammonia refrigeration system and be able to apply those principles to a safely operated system.

Member Price: $850
Non-Member Price: $1,350

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Note: The course fees listed above are per person for a single connection for individual use and may not be shared with other users. All registrants must individually register for the desired course to participate and receive continuing education credit.

The Mechanical Integrity certificate course includes five training sessions, each approximately two hours long and delivered as a PowerPoint presentation with lecture, as well as accompanying readings. At the end of the first four sessions, you must successfully complete a homework assignment related to the session material. To receive a certificate and continuing education credit, participants will be required to complete all homework assignments and successfully pass a final course examination, which is included in the course registration fee. Participants have 90 days from the date of registration to complete the course. 

This course is intended to serve as continuing education for industrial refrigeration professionals whose job responsibilities include development, implementation, and documentation of a mechanical integrity program; inspection, testing, and maintenance; and/or safe operation of an ammonia refrigeration system. This audience would include refrigeration operators and technicians, PSM coordinators, utility managers, engineering managers, mechanical engineers, refrigeration engineers, facility managers, as well as other employees who focus on mechanical integrity of equipment and/or day-to-day facility operations.

We recommend these minimum requirements for individuals interested in participating in this program:
  • General knowledge of the physical properties of ammonia.
  • Familiarity with design, operation, and maintenance of closed-circuit ammonia refrigeration systems.
  • Working knowledge regarding equipment that may be employed in operational closed-circuit ammonia refrigeration systems.

Learners who participate in this course and successfully complete the final exam will earn 10.0 Professional Development Hours (PDHs), which can be applied toward maintaining P.E. licensure. IIAR is accredited by the Registered Continuing Education Program for Engineers, Surveyors & A/E/C Professionals (RCEP) as an approved provider of continuing education.