Plant managers and engineers, design/build contractors, PSM/safety specialists and refrigeration system designers can benefit from an online training program developed by the International Institute of Ammonia Refrigeration. Dubbed the “Academy of Natural Refrigerants,” IIAR’s certificate program focuses on educating attendees about ANSI/IIAR standards governing safe installation, startup and decommissioning of industrial ammonia refrigeration systems.

Among the first offerings of the academy is the IIAR 4/5/8 certificate course. It includes six training sessions, each approximately 60 minutes long, delivered as a PowerPoint presentation with lecture.  Attendees must successfully complete a short quiz to check comprehension of the material at the end of each module. To receive a certificate, participants arerequired to pass all quizzes and a comprehensive final course examination.

According to IIAR, after completing the course, attendees will be able to:

  • Explain the significance of field leak testing; pressure testing; and final leak testing, evacuation, and dehydration of a new closed-circuit refrigeration installation.
  • List the required procedures in a typical installation startup.
  • List examples of decommissioning activities and identify appropriate and safe procedures for accomplishing those tasks.
  • Demonstrate familiarity with decommissioning requirements for ammonia removal and disposal.

Successful completion of IIAR certificate courses will allow attendees to earn continuing education credits that can be applied toward maintaining P.E. licensure. IIAR members qualify for discounted course fees. Click here to learn more and register for the course.