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Ammonia Week in Review | January 17, 2020

January 17th, 2020

A refrigeration contractor dies after an ammonia leak in this week’s edition of the Ammonia Week in Review… Investigators Identify Victim in Deadly Ammonia Leak at Iredell County Warehouse – Officials said a subcontractor was killed and another worker was hurt after an exposure to anhydrous ammonia. […keep reading] The Tables! (IIAR 6, Part 10) – Chapters 6-15 of […]

The Tables! (IIAR 6, Part 10)

January 14th, 2020

Chapters 6-15 of ANSI/IIAR 6-2019 primarily consist of tables which summarize the minimum frequencies for the required ITM tasks. Each chapter addresses a different category of equipment: 6 – Compressors 7 – Refrigerant Pumps 8 – Condensers 9 – Evaporators 10 – Pressure Vessels 11 – Piping 12 – Safety Systems 13 – Overpressure Protection […]

Ammonia Week in Review | December 13, 2019

December 13th, 2019

An ammonia trailer accident proves fatal in Mexico in this week’s edition of the Ammonia Week in Review… 5 People Killed by Ammonia Poisoning after Tanker Truck Accident – The five were traveling aboard a bus on the Siglo XXI highway when it was trapped in a toxic cloud of ammonia released when the tanker, a double tractor-trailer, […]

Qualified Inspectors (IIAR 6, Part 9)

December 10th, 2019

Who is allowed to perform inspections on an ammonia refrigeration system? ANSI/IIAR 6-2019 §5.4.2 succinctly states that “Equipment inspections shall be performed by a qualified inspector(s)“. According to the definition in Chapter 2, a Qualified Inspector is “A person who is experienced with closed-circuit ammonia refrigeration systems, has knowledge of the process, and has demonstrated […]

Ammonia Week in Review | November 29, 2019

November 29th, 2019

An ammonia leak causes 1.8 million pounds of food to be thrown out in this week’s edition of the Ammonia Week in Review… More Companies Come to Houston Food Bank’s Rescue following Ammonia Leak – Several major companies have stepped up to help the Houston Food Bank after around 1.8 million pounds of food had to be thrown […]