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Auditing Elements: Mechanical Integrity (Part 7)

September 14th, 2021

In this compliance audit blog series, we have decided to focus on each program element. If you plan to lead an audit, these lists will be instructional for you. But if you want to prepare for an upcoming audit, these lists will give you an idea of what to expect. Auditing the mechanical integrity element […]

Ammonia Week in Review | October 2, 2020

October 2nd, 2020

Hawaii’s largest refrigerated warehouse is fined over $200,000 by the EPA in this week’s edition of the Ammonia Week in Review… EPA Slaps Oahu Refrigerated Food Warehouse with Fine – Hawaii’s largest refrigerated food warehouse has reached a settlement with the Environmental Protection Agency. […keep reading] Valve Exercising and IIAR 6 – Ammonia refrigeration systems are typically configured with […]

Valve Exercising and IIAR 6

September 29th, 2020

Ammonia refrigeration systems are typically configured with hundreds of valves that require maintenance to help ensure that they will function properly when adjusted from their normal position. ANSI/IIAR 6-2019 Standard for Inspection, Testing, and Maintenance of Closed-Circuit Ammonia Refrigeration Systems includes the minimum requirements for valve inspection, testing, and maintenance (ITM) in Table 11.1.6. Concerning […]

Ammonia Week in Review | April 3, 2020

April 3rd, 2020

Ag ammonia training is being offered online in this week’s edition of the Ammonia Week in Review… Online Anhydrous Ammonia Safety Training: April 7 – Anyone who works with anhydrous ammonia, especially those applying nitrogen fertilizer on crop fields, will be able to learn how to handle it safely during an online workshop North Dakota State University Extension’s Stark-Billings […]

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 […]