Scheduled for February 29-March 3, the International Institute of Ammonia Refrigeration (IIAR) offers a host of technical papers and presentations at its 2004 Ammonia Refrigeration Conference and Trade Show. The conference lineup was compiled to help keep attendees abreast of technical, safety and educational concepts relevant to ammonia refrigeration.
Technical paper topics include understanding mechanical-integrity inspections; unifying refrigeration codes, standards and bulletins; ammonia leak detection; practical guidelines for applying variable-frequency drives (VFDs) in ammonia refrigeration; mechanical integrity for ammonia refrigeration; pressurization of critical process areas; what should be in standard operating procedure (SOP) manuals and operator training programs, and why; examination of subcritical CO2 refrigeration systems; an analysis of condensate-induced hydraulic shock; and energy benchmarking and cost-reduction strategies.
Forums and panels are scheduled to include a codes and standards update and feedback session; developing a mechanical integrity program; managing risk in industrial refrigeration; training issues ; and end-user perspectives on evaluating contractors.
The plenary session, which is slated for Tuesday at 8 a.m., will review the selection process and focus on the design, installation and maintenance of the ammonia refrigeration cooling system installed on the space station. A Kennedy Space Station tour will take place on Sunday, February 29, from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
For a complete listing of events, abstracts of technical papers and registration information, call (703) 312-4200 or visit www.iiar.org.