An intensive industrial refrigeration workshop — planned for February 15-19 — offers training for those involved in industrial food freezing, refrigeration and other low temperature applications. It will be held at the Crown Plaza Charlotte Executive Park Hotel in Charlotte, N.C.

 A thread that runs through the course is the design of an ammonia refrigeration system serving a food distribution center incorporating selected low-charge technology. Refrigeration equipment and systems used in this facility are typical of many applications.

Topics to be covered include refrigerant properties; one- 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 control of both halocarbon and ammonia systems.

Don Fenton, a professor of Kansas State University, and Gary Wilson, a professor University of North Carolina-Charlotte, serve as the director and associate director of the workshop. Workshop staff includes Don Stroud, Stellar, Jacksonville, Fla.; John Kollasch, Evapco Inc., Taneytown, Md.; Walter Teeter, Republic Refrigeration, Monroe, N.C.; Eric Ramon, Mayekawa USA, Lebanon, Tenn.; and Laura Taylor, Baltimore Aircoil Co., Baltimore.

 The International Institute of Ammonia Refrigeration and Kansas State University sponsor the workshop. For additional information, visit