A one-week intensive short course will focus on industrial refrigeration as practiced in food freezing, refrigeration and other low temperature applications.



A one-week intensive short course will focus on industrial refrigeration as practiced in food freezing, refrigeration and in other low temperature applications. According to workshop organizers IIAR and Kansas State University, the course provides a systematic study of the technical background, practice and latest developments in low temperature refrigeration. It will be held February 16-20, 2009, in Charlotte, N.C.

The workshop is intended for those making decisions concerning the plant or facility, including engineers and supervisors employed by equipment manufacturers, design firms, refrigerated warehouses, food processors, contractors, and chemical firms.

Session topics 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.
  • Control of halocarbon and ammonia systems.
Throughout the course, instructors will demonstrate principles using a typical example of the design of a two-stage ammonia liquid recirculation system serving a food distribution center. Refrigeration equipment and systems used in this facility are typical of many applications.

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