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Video: Overview of Ammonia Refrigeration Air Cooling Evaporators

March 21st, 2023

Check out Resource Compliance’s free video on ammonia refrigeration air cooling evaporators.

Pressure Vessel Inspection Checklist – IIAR 6 Appendix B

February 7th, 2023

Check out Resource Compliance’s free video on completing an IIAR 6 Appendix B Pressure Vessel Inspection Checklist.

Manufacturer Instructions and Ammonia Three-Way Relief Isolation Valves

May 29th, 2018

It is common practice in the ammonia refrigeration industry to install a three-way isolation valve upstream of relief valves protecting an ammonia refrigeration pressure vessel. For vessels larger than 10 ft3, this is required by most model codes and standards. These three-way valves allow a relief valve to be replaced without the hassle of pumping […]

Comparing RAGAGEPs: Relief Valve Sizing

May 15th, 2018

It’s widely known that pressure vessels must be equipped with over-pressure protection (2015 ASME B&PVC UG-125), often in the form of a pressure relief valve. Properly sizing a relief valve requires engineering analysis which accounts for the type of over-pressure scenarios that might occur. In most cases, model codes and standards (RAGAGEPs) specify the relief […]

Pipe Wall Thickness

November 14th, 2017

Pipes are one of the areas of an ammonia refrigeration system most vulnerable to leak. Systems often have hundreds, or even thousands of feet of ammonia pipes serving a variety of purposes. Historically, IIAR Bulletin No. 110 has been the RAGAGEP which governs ammonia pipe inspections and maintenance. §6.7.1 requires that: All uninsulated piping and […]