IOR publishes UK version of ammonia international guide

By Sabine Lobnig, Sep 11, 2009, 13:46 1 minute reading

The Institute of Refrigeration has adapted the International Institute of Ammonia Refrigeration bulletin R1 on ammonia refrigeration for a British audience. Users of ammonia refrigeration systems in the UK may be informed on issues such as the advantages and applications of ammonia, the responsibilities of operators, chemical safety, availability and maintenance of personal protective equipment.

With the permission of the International Institute of Ammonia Refrigeration (IIAR), the Institute of Refrigeration (IOR) has published a modified version of the former’s bulletin R1 that provides a broad range of information on many topics related to ammonia refrigeration adapted for a British audience.

The document has been written to provide information to the industry and is not recommended for any sort of regulatory/mandatory use. It is of particular interest to users of ammonia refrigeration systems in the UK.

The guide’s contents

The 28-page document discusses the following issues:
  • General Information about Ammonia, including its discovery as a refrigerant and applications, its advantages, composition, properties etc
  • Management and Operator Responsibilities, including preventive maintenance
  • Chemical Safety, including ammonia’s self-alarming/self-limiting characteristics
  • Personal Protective Equipment (PPE), including choosing the right level of PPE, availability and maintenance of PPE
  • Regulations, Safety Standards, Procedures, and Training
The guide further provides a list of recommended publications for ammonia facilities.


By Sabine Lobnig

Sep 11, 2009, 13:46

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