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Ammonia Refrigeration and 2018 NFPA 1 (Fire Code)

July 24th, 2018

The National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) recently released their publication of the 2018 NFPA 1 Fire Code and it contains two noteworthy changes from the 2015 version that will impact ammonia refrigeration systems built under the jurisdiction of this code. If your facility is already using IIAR as your primary standard for ammonia refrigeration, these […]

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 […]