The Industrial Refrigeration Consortium (IRC) and the International Institute of Ammonia Refrigeration (IIAR) Present:

Fundamentals of Mechanical Integrity for Ammonia Refrigeration Systems

Virtual Offering May 17 – 21, 2021 - 11:00 AM – 1:00 PM EST – 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.

For whom
: PSM coordinators, utility supervisors, refrigeration operators/technicians, consulting engineers, contractors.

Learning objectives:

  • 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.
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.

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.
 
Instructor:
Douglas Reindl, Ph.D., P.E.
Professor, Department of Mechanical Engineering
Director, Industrial Refrigeration Consortium
dreindl@wisc.edu

Schedule:  The workshop begins Monday, May 17 at 11:00 AM – 1:00 PM EDT through Friday, May 21 from 11:00 AM – 1:00 PM EDT.  Short evening study assignments will be typical. All programs and materials will be made available via the IIAR Learning Management System Platform.  Details on accessing these resources will be emailed directly to each student after registration.

This program will be delivered live on-line through the IIAR Learning Management System during the dates and times designated below.  Each student will be expected to interact in real-time with the instructor and other students.  Each student will need to have access to a digital resource allowing audio and visual communication.  Each student will be automatically be placed on mute at the beginning of each session with the ability to unmute themselves in order to ask questions directly to the instructor.  More information on online etiquette and IT requirements will be included in supplemental materials emailed to each student after registration.

Monday May 17 - 11:00 AM – 1:00 PM EDT  
Topic:  Introduction to mechanical integrity for refrigeration systems

Tuesday May 18 - 11:00 AM – 1:00 PM EDT  
Topic: Mechanisms that degrade mechanical integrity in ammonia refrigeration systems 

Wednesday May 19 - 11:00 AM – 1:00 PM EDT  
Topic: Mechanical integrity inspections applicable to piping 

Thursday May 20 - 11:00 AM – 1:00 PM EDT 
Topic: Mechanical integrity inspections applicable to pressure vessels

Friday May 21 - 11:00 AM – 1:00 PM EDT  
Topic: Mechanical integrity inspections applicable to safety systems

Cost and what is provided: The cost of the workshop is $795.00 for IIAR Members and $1,295.00 for non-IIAR members.

  • Registrants receive online access to ANSI/IIAR 6 for the duration of the program
  • Registrants receive 30% discount on the Academy of Natural Refrigerants IIAR 6 Certificate Program - Special request requires send to info@iiar.org
  • Registrants receive 50% discount on the IRC publication Mechanical Integrity Workbook - to be redeemed directly through IRC

How to register: Please select one of the following methods.  

  1. Register ONLINE by going to www.iiar.org and click on “Registration.”

  2. Contact IIAR directly by Calling 703-312-4200 or by emailing IIAR at info@iiar.org

Registration is limited so that personal contact between the participants and staff can be maintained. Early registration is encouraged. Registration is based on a first come first serve basis. Payment must be made to reserve space.

Refund/Cancellation Policy
: If you must cancel your registration, please do so as soon as possible.  The cancellation policy is:  $200 cancellation charge between April 15 and April 30, 2021; and no refund after May 1, 2021.  A substitute may replace the original registrant with a written request.