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IIAR 2-2021: Can Hoses Be Permanently Installed in an Ammonia Refrigeration System?

July 26th, 2022

Hoses are used for a variety of purposes in ammonia refrigeration. Often with equipment that is designed to be moved, a corrugated metal hose is used to connect the portable portion of the system to permanent equipment. IIAR standards had been silent on this issue until the recent publication of IIAR Standard 2. ANSI/IIAR 2-2021 […]

RAGAGEP: Historical Variants and the Importance of IIAR Standards | Part 6: Ammonia Detection & Ventilation Control

March 8th, 2022

Uriah Donaldson, OHST, presented a technical paper at the 2019 RETA National Conference and 2021 IIAR National Conference titled RAGAGEP: Historical Variants and the Importance of IIAR Standards. This is the sixth post in a series of blogs which include excerpts from his technical paper. Ammonia Detection Requirements related to ammonia detection systems can be grouped into […]

Ammonia Week in Review | February 25, 2022

February 25th, 2022

Costco chicken plant shut down after Ammonia leak in this week’s edition of the Ammonia Week in Review… Chemical Leak at Costco Chicken Supplier in Fremont Injures Three, Shuts Down Operations – Three people were injured, and one was hospitalized, after an ammonia leak at Lincoln Premium Poultry in Fremont on Saturday. […keep reading] RAGAGEP: Historical Variants and […]

RETA | San Joaquin Valley Chapter Meeting

February 8th, 2022

Peter Thomas, President of Resource Compliance, was the speaker at the RETA San Joaquin Valley Chapter Meeting on February 8, 2022. You can access his Overview of IIAR 6 presentation: HERE.

Ammonia Week in Review | January 21, 2022

January 21st, 2022

Safety is not a game in this week’s edition of the Ammonia Week in Review… Former Eastway Employees Allege Lax Safety Standards Before Deadly Ottawa Explosion – Former employees of Eastway Tank Pump & Meter Ltd. have come forward to allege a history of safety lapses at the Ottawa company prior to last Thursday’s explosion that killed six […]