Training Benefits

  • Learn the techniques for safe, effective operation
  • Observe system conditions in real time and make adjustments as needed
  • Applications for new and veteran refrigeration operators
  • Focus entirely on refrigeration in a live environment
  • Learn on four operational systems
  • Small classes (12) and two instructors
  • No interruptions

 

Materials & Equipment

  • "Basic Ammonia Refrigeration" Series I videos by the iiar (International Institute of Ammonia Refrigeration)
  • "Industrial Refrigeration Course One" by RETA (Refrigerating Engineers and Technicians Association)
  • Course II Industrial Refrigeration (RETA)
  • Safety equipment - RACAL (Self Contained Breathing Apparatus)
  • All Systems are fully instrumented
  • Systems A, B, & C are supplied with CAMCO 717-HT oil
  • A separate NH3 system is used to provide air conditioning for the facility. Participants will not be able to operate this system, but will be able to observe its operation
  • MANNING ammonia detection equipment

TRAINING SYSTEMS

System A - Single stage system operating at "O" psig

  • FES screw compressor (40HP) ammonia injection cooled
  • RVS recirculating vessel
  • VIKING ammonia recirculating pumps
  • COLMAC evaporative coil
  • HANSEN valves
  • DEMAND defrost system
  • CM LINGLE freezer box
  • BAC (Baltimore Air Coil) evaporative condenser with remote sump
  • ALLEN BRADLEY MOTOR CONTROL CENTER (Stanion Wholesale Electric) includes five AC frequency drives, one for each system motor and a PLC-5 Programmable Logic Controller 

 

System B - Single stage system using a turbo ice maker that is batch processing

  • FES screw compressor (40HP)/Thermo-siphon cooled
  • RVS recirculating vessel
  • VIKING ammonia recirculating pumps
  • COLMAC evaporative coil
  • HANSEN valves
  • BAC (Baltimore Air Coil) evaporative condenser with remote sump
  • TURBO ice maker
  • ALLEN BRADLEY MOTOR CONTROL CENTER (Stanion Wholesale Electric) includes five AC frequency drives and one solid state starter for the compressor. PLC-5 Programmable Logic Controller

 

System C - Single stage  system operating at 12 psig, continuous sub-cooled flake ice

  • HOWE J series piston compressor (25 HP)
  • HOWE two Scotsman ice flakers
  • BAC (Baltimore Air Coil evaporative condenser with remote sump
  • ALLEN BRADLEY MOTOR CONTROL CENTER (Stanion Wholesale Electric) includes four AC frequency drives and one solid state starter for the compressor. PLC-5 Programmable Logic Controller

 

 System E - Two stage system operating a "blast-cell." Unit operates at a -50 F ammonia temperature 

(This system was fully donated by the companies listed)

  • FRICK low-stage screw compressor (50 HP) thermo-siphon oil cooling
  • FRICK high-stage screw compressor (40 HP) thermo-siphon oil cooling
  • RVS inter-cooler vessel
  • HANSEN valves, liquid level probes and level eyes
  • RVS recirculating receiver package
  • CORNELL ammonia recirculating pumps
  • HENRY view ports
  • KRACK evaporator
  • EVAPCO evaporative condenser
  • JORDAN high pressure receiver with internal thermo-siphon tank
  • NH3 INC. provided all the ammonia piping and installation
  • A & F INSULATION provided the insulation on all pipes and vessels and the installation
  • PALMER fiberglass remote sump for the evaporative condenser
  • ROCKWELL AUTOMATION / ALLEN BRADLEY DIV. motor control center that includes eight frequency drives and supporting switch gear and control software
  • STANION WHOLESALE ELECTRIC electrical supplies and materials to wire the system
  • NATIONAL INSTRUMENTS INC. operational software
  • U.S. PETROLON INDUSTRIAL INC. two oil filtering systems