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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 20, 2020

March 20th, 2020

The IIAR Conference is canceled due to COVID-19 in this week’s edition of the Ammonia Week in Review… IIAR Cancels Ammonia Refrigeration Conference – The IIAR 2020 Natural Refrigeration Conference & Heavy Equipment Expo, due to start in Orlando, Florida on Sunday, has been cancelled due to the coronavirus. […keep reading] Relief Valve Replacement vs. Bench Testing (IIAR […]

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 6, 2020

March 6th, 2020

Four dead in a traffic accident involving ammonia in this week’s edition of the Ammonia Week in Review… Tractor-Trailer Driver Charged in Deadly Crash involving Four Cars, Investigators Say – Highway Patrol has identified Brian Lee Green as the person who died and has charged William Anthony Miller in connection to his death. […keep reading] Eyewash and Safety Shower […]

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 […]