Ammonia Refrigeration Training Class—Kodiak
UAF Kodiak Seafood and Marine Science Center – 118 Trident Way
December 15–19, 2014
8:00 am–5:00 pm
Contact: Dan Mielke, firstname.lastname@example.org • 907-745-9715
This 5-day ammonia refrigeration training class is designed to introduce technicians to ammonia refrigeration system safety, theory, design, operation, and maintenance. The instructor is Dan Mielke, University of Alaska Anchorage. The course will be a combination of in-class study, observation of operating equipment, and hands-on training with an emphasis on plant operation.
The cost of the course is $1,000 per student and includes instructional materials and 4 CEUs.
This class is designed for people entering, or interested in entering the industrial ammonia refrigeration trade. In order for students to be successful in the course, they should already have a good understanding of basic refrigeration system operation, theory, components, and maintenance procedures.
- Properties of anhydrous ammonia
- Ammonia safety and emergency response
- Compound refrigeration system theory
- Flooded evaporators and liquid overfeed systems
- Liquid overfeed pumps
- Flake ice makers
- Valves to include PRV, EPR, defrost system valves, check valves, etc.
- Capacity control
- Purging and purgers
- Oil management
- Defrost systems
- System operation (including startup and shutdown)
- System maintenance (oil changes, purging systems, charging, pumps, evaporative condenser maintenance, etc.)
- Basic troubleshooting (faults and symptoms)
- Annual startup and shutdown (winterization)