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Ammonia Week in Review | June 29, 2018

June 29th, 2018

Sixteen employees are affected by an ammonia leak in this week’s edition of the Ammonia Week in Review… 16 Suffer ‘Respiratory Issues’ After Possible Ammonia Leak in Brampton – The patients suffered “respiratory issues” apparently caused by a chemical spill, according to a tweet from Peel paramedics. Eight were taken to local hospitals for further monitoring, while eight […]

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: […]

Q&A | Emergency Control Boxes

December 23rd, 2014

Question: Should an Emergency Control Box (e.g. Fireman Dump Box) be installed when constructing a new ammonia refrigeration system in California? Answer: Up until 2007, California used the Uniform Fire Code (NFPA 1) as the model fire code for the state. Since codes are typically revised every three (3) years, the last year that NFPA 1 was a model […]