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Checklists: B109 vs. Appendix B (IIAR 6, Part 16)

March 31st, 2020

IIAR Bulletin No. 109 (B109) has been an integral part of ammonia refrigeration vernacular for over 20 years. “B109s” have been the gold standard for annual mechanical integrity inspections since the document was published in 1997. The ten easy to understand checklists which comprise most of the document have served our industry well during this […]

Ammonia Week in Review | March 27, 2020

March 27th, 2020

A Phoenix food warehouse has an ammonia leak in this week’s edition of the Ammonia Week in Review… Crews Investigate Ammonia Leak at Fry’s Warehouse – Hazmat crews reported to an ammonia alarm going off at a large warehouse near 61st Avenue and Washington Street Monday night. There was a strong odor when they arrived. […keep reading] Hillphoenix […]

Relief Valve Replacement vs. Bench Testing (IIAR 6, Part 15)

March 17th, 2020

Replacement of pressure relief valves (PRVs) every five (5) years has long been established as RAGAGEP in industry documents (IIAR Bulletin No. 109 and No. 110) and manufacturer literature. ANSI/IIAR 6-2019 §13.1.2 introduces an alternative for owners that desire to increase the service life of their PRVs. The alternate test method can extend the service […]

Ammonia Week in Review | March 13, 2020

March 13th, 2020

A campus research building is affected by an ammonia release in this week’s edition of the Ammonia Week in Review… Fire Department Responds to Report of Ammonia Leak at National Research Council Building – Rescue personnel were called to a report of an ammonia leak at the National Research Council (NRC) building on the MUN campus early this […]

Eyewash and Safety Shower ITM (IIAR 6, Part 14)

March 3rd, 2020

ANSI/IIAR 6-2019 Table 12.5 summarizes the minimum ITM requirements for eyewash and safety showers. We’ve written about tests of eyewash and safety showers in the past, and thankfully IIAR 6 does not introduce any new ITM tasks, but instead repeats the requirements which were previously published in ANSI/ISEA Z358.1-2014. In lieu of copying Table 12.5 […]