With an instructional program and technical sessions tailored to the industrial refrigeration industry, the 2011 RETA conference and exhibition promises to provide attendees with opportunities to refresh, renew and expand their refrigeration knowledge - and have some fun.
Scheduled for September 19-22 at the Sheraton Greensboro Koury Convention Center in Greensboro, N.C., the RETA event includes a no-cost ammonia safety day, extensive technical presentation program and an exhibition. Among the highlights are:
Opportunities, September 19-22
Throughout the conference, RETA will host a number of events to allow attendees to network in a more relaxed, casual environment than the classroom. Among them are the annual banquet and casino night; a North Carolina-themed dinner dubbed the “Ridgerunner Rally,” complete with Southern food and drink; an opportunity to meet NASCAR driver Junior Johnson during a complimentary luncheon on the exhibition floor; and an opportunity to meet “The King of NASCAR,” Richard Petty, during a dessert reception in the exhibit hall.
Safety Day, September
This one-day session is included with all paid registrations, but you must register for it. Concurrent sessions during the safety day will cover topics such as refrigeration basics, hand valve operation, ammonia delivery, hazards of oil draining, working with local fire departments, and emergency medical treatment and triage.
Responder Refresher Course, September 19
This eight-hour refresher course meets the requirements of the annual review for the emergency responders to maintain their competency and proficiency. With a limited enrollment of 20, the course is geared to provide hands-on training. All personnel will be given the opportunity to wear the self-contained breathing apparatus (SCBA) and the fully encapsulating training suit as a part of the training. The registration fee is $195 for RETA members and $280 for nonmembers.
Review Course, September 19-20
The two-day course is designed as a review of the materials that may be included on the RETA certification exam. Following completion of the course, attendees may elect to sit for a RETA certification exam. The course fee is $295 for RETA members and $400 for nonmembers, or it can be combined with conference registration in a single-price package of $645 for members and $990 for nonmembers.
Hands-on workshop sessions include those on ammonia delivery, control valves, pump teardown, relief valve and piping safety, purgers and motor starters.
The full conference registration is $525 for RETA members and $750 for nonmembers. For more information on the RETA show and to register, visit www.reta.com.