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Ammonia Week in Review | June 10, 2016

June 10th, 2016

Ammonia blocks off streets in this week’s edition of the Ammonia Week in Review….. Ammonia Leak at Granite Curling Club Closes Streets Near Osborne Bridge – Several streets north of the Osborne Street Bridge were closed Saturday night due to an ammonia leak at the Granite Curling Club. […keep reading] IIAR Continues Work to ‘Make Ammonia Great Again’ […]

Ammonia Week in Review | March 11, 2016

March 11th, 2016

Resources galore  in this week’s edition of the Ammonia Week in Review….. Vilter Plans CO2/Ammonia Cascade Models – Vilter Manufacturing, part of Emerson Climate Technologies, says it is in the final stages of introducing a range of reciprocating compressors for CO2/ammonia cascade systems. […keep reading] Emergency Response Coordination – It is critical for facilities that store, handle, and […]

Ammonia Week in Review | February 19, 2016

February 19th, 2016

Ammonia remains calm in this week’s edition of the Ammonia Week in Review….. Star Technical Solutions Advises Ammonia Refrigeration End-users to Keep The New IIAR 2 Standard Handy – “It is, at the very least, the most comprehensive publication on ammonia refrigeration design safety available today.” […keep reading] Vale Brazil Fertilizer Plant Suffers Ammonia Leak – Nine […]

Ammonia Week in Review | November 13, 2015

November 13th, 2015

Ammonia travels to space in this week’s edition of the Ammonia Week in Review….. Ammonia Leak Complicates Spacewalk Work On ISS – Spacewalking astronauts encountered leaking ammonia and minor glove damage while performing plumbing work outside the International Space Station on Friday, then fell so far behind that they had to leave a radiator job undone. […keep reading] Fire Departments Handling […]

Ventilation System Dampers

June 23rd, 2015

I recently interacted with IIAR (International Institute of Ammonia Refrigeration) on the issue of ventilation system dampers. My original question, along with the response from IIAR is included below: Question: ANSI/IIAR 2 Addendum B § requires that “If motorized dampers are utilized they shall be of the power to close and spring to open type.” […]