On August 26th and 27th, IIAR’s own Tony Lundell spoke at The Process Safety Compliance for Food and Beverage Industries Conference. This is a two day event focusing on building a strong process safety management culture in order to achieve a high level of operational discipline. This event is held annually and is open to all industry professionals.
Tony’s presentation included discussion on the recent updates to the IIAR suite of Standards. IIAR Standards contain both normative and informative information, establishing both the minimum requirements for industry compliance and advisory information where applicable. IIAR Standards are ANSI approved as they are subject to a rigorous public review process to ensure that they represent an industry consensus.
Tony discussed how changes to IIAR ‘s Suite of Standards could positively affect the natural refrigerant industry and also enhance the Food & Beverage industry by bolstering their Process Safety Management (PSM) and Risk Management Plans (RMP) programs.
“With the IIAR Suite of Standards being developed and published, the Food & Beverage industry will be able to enhance the PSM and RMP program, clarify Recognized And Generally Accepted Good Engineering Practices (RAGAGEP), and enhance steps to meet their compliance requirements” says Tony Lundell.
As a result, we can expect the communication and cooperation between the facilities and the regulators to be more effortless. Facilities will increase their safety of ammonia refrigeration system by ensuring they are properly operated and maintained, reducing the consequences of potential ammonia release.
The knowledge shared at this event has already been placed into practice and has contributed to the increase in system safety and reduction energy cost. Look out for IIAR’s Suite of Standards updates and be sure you are always in compliance.
For more information about IIAR Standards click here.