Recent Blog Posts

Ammonia Refrigeration and the 2018 International Mechanical Code

July 10th, 2018

The International Code Council (ICC) recently released their publication of the 2018 International Mechanical Code (IMC) and it contains three noteworthy changes/clarifications that will impact ammonia refrigeration systems built under the jurisdiction of this code. As we look ahead to 2019, when the IMC will be adopted, it is valuable to be aware of these […]

Ammonia Refrigeration and the 2018 International Fire Code

June 26th, 2018

The International Code Council (ICC) recently released their publication of the 2018 International Fire Code (IFC) and it contains three noteworthy changes/clarifications that will impact ammonia refrigeration systems built under the jurisdiction of this code. There has been some shifting around from the 2015 IFC, so we hope to familiarize you with the following changes: […]

Ammonia Refrigeration and the 2018 International Building Code

June 12th, 2018

The International Code Council (ICC) recently released their publication of the 2018 International Building Code (IBC) and while this code has less provisions than the Fire or Mechanical Codes that directly impact ammonia refrigeration systems, there are several noteworthy excerpts. If you own or operate an ammonia refrigeration system, we recommend taking note of the […]

Management of Change and Communicating with the Local CUPA

May 1st, 2018

Did you notify your local CUPA[1] about the recent modifications at your facility? If not, you probably should have. For facilities located in California and subject to the California Accidental Release Prevention Program (CalARP), communication with the local CUPA may be required when making modifications to a process. Covered Process Modification [CalARP §2745.11] If a facility […]

Machinery Room Signage

April 17th, 2018

What signage is required for an ammonia refrigeration machinery room? This question is often made to be more complicated than necessary. This blog post will clarify the three (3) categories of signage required for machinery rooms, as well as give examples for best practices. Machinery Room Door According to Chapter 6 of ANSI/IIAR 2-2014 [1], […]