Operators in some industries such as food processing know better than others that heating is only half the equation. The other side, of course, is cooling, and in some applications, effective process cooling equipment is more essential than heating equipment. This is why we launched our supplement, Process Cooling, 10 years ago, and why I’m talking about an ammonia refrigeration webinar this month.

You or others in your facility who use ammonia refrigeration systems know they play a crucial role in cooling processes and in facility cooling systems. Operators and engineers working with the toxic chemical must know how to operate and maintain their equipment for reliability and efficiency, all the while keeping an eye on safety. Fill in any knowledge gaps on November 3, at 2 p.m. ET, with a free one-hour tightly focused ammonia-safety webinar, “Handling Ammonia Systems Safely.”

At the session, you will learn:
  • Ammonia first aid - both the old and new practices.

  • Why the published lower explosive limit may not be correct for your facility.

  • Whether ammonia rises, hovers or falls during a release. (Maybe you think you know, but are you sure?)

  • The four most common misunderstandings about ammonia.

  • Why trapped liquid is so dangerous.

  • The application and misapplication of ammonia detectors.

  • What to do (and not do) during a release.
The webinar presenter is John Sherrill, CIRO, RAI, the president and director of training at Midwest Ammonia Training Center LLC, Nashville, Ind. You will benefit from his more than 20 years experience as an instructor teaching ammonia safety and system operation to end-users of refrigeration systems.

So if you use ammonia refrigeration systems, make plans to attend and learn about “gotchas” and other practical information that could save your life, your equipment or your facility.

Linda Becker
Associate Publisher and Editor