Ammonia Refrigeration Safety

SCS Engineers’ 2020 Ammonia Refrigeration Operator Training Programs

December 11, 2019

SCS Tracer Environmental has a diverse staff of instructors who provide practical, cost-effective ammonia refrigeration training and certification review courses.  Training can be provided on-site, at our new training classroom in Oakdale, Minnesota, or at one of our nationwide sessions.  Our training programs incorporate RETA, IIAR, manufacturers, field materials, facility-specific standard operating procedures, and/or piping and instrumentation diagrams.

Ammonia Refrigeration Operator Training

 
Ammonia Refrigeration Operator Training Programs use the applicable RETA Industrial Refrigeration (IR) 1 & 2 manuals, which participants keep at the conclusion of the classes. These intensive four-day classes are provided in locations across the nation (convenient for attendees to participate locally) or in our new Minnesota classroom.

Operator I: This course is based on the materials in RETA IR-1 Course and is designed as an entry-level training program for a refrigeration operator, manager, and/or safety personnel with limited refrigeration training, or experienced operators who have never received the basic fundamentals of refrigeration principles.  Operator I training is also offered in Spanish.

Operator II: This course is based on the material in RETA IR-2 Course and is designed for a refrigeration operator, manager, and/or safety personnel who have successfully completed the Operator I class and have a desire to further their knowledge in industrial refrigeration systems and principles using ammonia as a refrigerant.

PSM/RMP Introduction Training Class uses ammonia refrigeration-focused material specific to your PSM/RMP program and facility, RETA, IIAR, manufacturers, and field materials, as well as facility-specific standard operating procedures. We highlight the responsibilities of the various PSM/RMP Team Members that may include, but not be limited to, maintenance, safety, management, environmental, and/or facilities personnel:

  • PSM/RMP regulatory requirements
  • Ammonia awareness training
  • PSM/RMP Implementation strategies
  • Review / Complete required forms for various elements.

PSM/RMP Advanced Training Class is geared for experienced PSM Program Managers, Plant Managers, ammonia refrigeration facility compliance personnel, and safety-EHS staff who want a detailed review of the more complex regulatory requirements included in the PSM and RMP regulations. The class focuses on the complex details of the following elements: Process Safety Information (RAGAGEP), Standard Operating Procedures, Management of Change (Project planning through Pre Startup Safety Review (PSSR)), and Mechanical Integrity.

RETA CARO/CIRO Review Classes are intensive training designed for operators who are pursuing their RETA CARO or CIRO certification. Each course includes a review of the pertinent materials. During Day 2, participants receive a voucher to take the RETA Practice Test, a $60 value. Our instructors use the practice test results to customize the curriculum on Day 3 to focus on the more difficult concepts.

 

Learn more about SCS’s 2020 training schedule and registration.

 

 

 

 

Posted by Diane Samuels at 6:02 am

SCS Engineers Adds More RETA NH3 Training Nationwide

February 11, 2019

 

RETA NH3 REFRIGERATION TRAINING

 

Training Schedules and Class Descriptions

SCS Engineers specialized business unit SCS Tracer has expanded the Operator I & II and CARO Review Training in more locations. These intensive training programs run throughout the year and are available nationwide.

SCS Tracer also offers an Introduction to PSM/RMP/GDC Training. This intensive two-day session is designed for operations personnel, plant managers, facility compliance personnel, and/or safety / EHS staff who want a detailed overview of the regulatory requirements included in the PSM, RMP, and General Duty Clause regulations.

Advanced PSM/RMP/GDC Training is an intensive three-day session is designed for experienced PSM Program Managers, Plant Managers, facility compliance personnel, and/or safety / EHS staff who want a detailed review of some of the more complex regulatory requirements included in the PSM and RMP regulations and that are being enforced under the General Duty Clause for facilities with ammonia charges under 10,000 pounds. This class will also cover state-specific requirements such as CalARP.

Contact us for on-site SOP &/or specific Refrigeration Training for operators customized
for your system/facility. We also provide PSM/RMP and Ammonia Awareness training.

Learn more on our Risk Management Plans and Process Safety Management service pages.

 

 

Posted by Diane Samuels at 6:00 am

SCS Engineers Expands 2019 Refrigeration Operator Training Programs

November 21, 2018

Refrigeration Training and Certification Programs

SCS has a diverse staff of certified engineers, scientists, and technicians who provide practical, cost-effective training on-site or in one of our nationwide sessions. We use training materials from RETA, IIAR, manufacturers, and field experience, as well as facility-specific standard operating procedures. See our training schedule and complete information here.

SCS’s  Refrigeration Operator I & II Training Programs use the applicable RETA Industrial Refrigeration (IR) 1 & 2 manuals which are included for the duration of the classes. These intensive four-day classes are provided in locations across the nation; convenient for attendees to participate locally.

Operator I: Designed for the beginning refrigeration operator, manager, and/or safety personnel with limited refrigeration training.

Operator II: Designed for the refrigeration operator, manager, and safety personnel who have passed the Operator I class and have a higher level of experience and knowledge in industrial refrigeration systems using ammonia as a refrigerant.

PSM/RMP Introduction Class: Training course using ammonia refrigeration-focused material specific to your PSM/RMP program and facility using RETA, IIAR, manufacturers, and field materials as well as facility-specific standard operating procedures. We highlight the responsibilities of the various PSM/RMP Team Members that may include, but not be limited to, maintenance, safety, management, environmental, and/or facilities personnel:

  • PSM/RMP regulatory requirements
  • Ammonia awareness
  • Implementation strategies
  • Review / Complete required forms for various elements.

PSM/RMP Advanced Class: Training course for experienced PSM Program Managers, Plant Managers, facility compliance personnel, and safety-EHS staff who want a detailed review of the more complex regulatory requirements included in the PSM and RMP regulations. The class focuses on the complex details of the following elements: Process Safety Information (RAGAGEP), Standard Operating Procedures, Management of Change (Project planning through PSSR), and Mechanical Integrity.

RETA CARO/CIRO Review: This intensive training is designed for operators who are pursuing their RETA CARO or CIRO certification. Each course includes a review of the pertinent materials. During Day 2, participants receive a voucher to take the RETA Practice Test. Our instructor reviews the test results and customizes Day 3 to incorporate material that was found to be deficient within the testing.

See our training schedule and complete information here.

 

 

 

 

 

Posted by Diane Samuels at 9:41 am

Capturing All the Impacts of Change Saves Time and Money

August 27, 2018

A few years ago, an engineer working for a“friend’s plant” chose to replace their  evaporative condenser with an adiabatic condenser. On the surface, the choice seemed like a good idea since  adiabatic condensers often provide higher heat rejection with lower water and electricity usage. The condenser was purchased and installed, but all was not well. When not carefully considered, replacing equipment or control programs can have unforeseen consequences such as negative impacts on operational safety.

In this real life example the author examines what information would have made a big difference and significant savings had the right questions been asked.

Click to read this article and others written for those in industries using ammonia refrigeration.

 

 

 

Posted by Diane Samuels at 6:03 am