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Program Administration (IIAR 6, Part 5)

October 15th, 2019

Who is responsible for implementing an IIAR 6 ITM Program at your facility? §4.1.1 speaks to that very question: “The owner or owner’s designated representative shall be responsible for overseeing and ensuring that inspection, testing and maintenance is performed in accordance with the requirements of this standard.” While the owner or the designated representative is […]

2020 Ammonia Refrigeration Training Days by Resource Compliance and CalCA

October 7th, 2019

Mark your calendars for the 2018-2019 Ammonia Refrigeration Training Days hosted by Resource Compliance and CalCA. Click here to download the detailed flyer. Come join us for a full day of ammonia refrigeration training. This year’s training sessions will provide a variety of workshops centered around the newly published standard “IIAR 6: Inspection, Testing, and Maintenance of […]

Ammonia Week in Review | October 4, 2019

October 4th, 2019

A ship with an ammonia tank on board is intentionally sunk in this week’s edition of the Ammonia Week in Review… Fire Rages on Russian Ship with Ammonia Tank and 200,000 Litres of Diesel Oil Inside – A moored Russian trawler in Norway has been capsized in an attempt to stop the ship from exploding after a […]

Definitions (IIAR 6, Part 4)

October 1st, 2019

Words matter. Consequently, ANSI/IIAR 6-2019 has introduced thirty-one new definitions in Chapter 2. Eventually, these definitions will be moved to ANSI/IIAR 1 American National Standard for Definitions and Terminology Used in IIAR Standards when that document is next revised, but until that time, Chapter 2 is a necessary resource for those wanting to implement IIAR […]

Purpose, Scope, and Applicability (IIAR 6, Part 3)

September 17th, 2019

Chapter 1 of ANSI/IIAR 6 Standard for Inspection, Testing, and Maintenance of Closed-Circuit Ammonia Refrigeration Systems addresses the Purpose, Scope, and Applicability of the standard. According to §1.1, the purpose of IIAR 6 is to specify “minimum requirements for inspection, testing, and maintenance for closed-circuit ammonia refrigeration systems”. Notice that there are no qualifiers for […]