A one-week course short course on industrial refrigeration as practiced in food freezing, refrigeration and other low temperature applications is slated for February. Sponsored by the International Institute of Ammonia Refrigeration (IIAR) and Kansas State University, the five-day workshop will be held February 21-25 in Charlotte.

The course is intended for designers and builders of new or enlarged plants, supervisors of plant operations, and engineers for manufacturers, who will learn how their components fit into systems. Topics to be covered include refrigerant properties, single- and two-stage refrigeration cycles, load calculations, construction of refrigerated buildings, liquid recirculation systems, reciprocating and screw compressors, performance and selection of evaporator coils, condensers, energy conservation, vessel sizing, liquid pumps, pipe sizing, safety, and the control of both halocarbon and ammonia systems.

Two coordinators, Don Fenton of Kansas Sate University and Will Stoecker of University of Illinois, will provide the fundamentals, on which five experts from the industrial refrigeration industry supply their practical experience.

Participants may receive a certificate of participation reporting 35 contact hours, which will provide documentation for engineering or other professional development hours or continuing education units requirements.

Registration cost is $1,050, which includes all text materials and lunches for the five-day course. A $50 discount is available to IIAR members. For more information or to register, call (785) 532-5569 or visit www.dce.ksu.edu/dce/conf/ industrialrefrig.