AIRAH’s industrial ammonia training courses

By Sabine Lobnig, Jul 30, 2009, 16:15 2 minute reading

The Australian Institute for Refrigeration Airconditioning and Heating (AIRAH) is providing the next set of industrial ammonia training courses this August. Held at the facilities of Oxford Logistics, the series includes courses on plant operations, ammonia emergency response and plant optimisation.

Having provided industrial ammonia refrigeration training courses suitable for trades people through to engineers and management staff for the past nine years, the Australian Institute for Refrigeration Airconditioning and Heating (AIRAH) is providing the next set of courses this August at the facilities of Oxford Logistics in North Laverton, Melbourne where Australia’s largest cold storage complex is located.

The 3 courses offered

Three different types of courses are available, namely;

Course in Industrial Refrigeration Plant Operations (3-5 August): This 3-day course on operating an ammonia refrigeration plant consists of both a theoretical and practical components as it includes visits to a working industrial ammonia plant and is suited for fitters/turners, electricians, boiler makers, contractors that have not worked with ammonia and other non refrigeration trained staff.

Ammonia Emergency Response (6-7 August): The 2-day course equips plant managers, OHS officers, plant operators and any personnel working in or around an ammonia plant with how to handle an ammonia emergency situation. It covers topics such as the Australian Standards/codes of practice, ammonia valve lead, emergency plans.

Advanced Industrial Refrigeration/Plant Optimisation (17-19 August): The 3-day course has been developed for plant engineers, energy/utility managers, facility managers, refrigeration plant operators and supervisors, design engineers, contractors, energy service providers, plant operations staff, consulting engineers, and others interested in improving the energy efficiency of industrial refrigeration systems. It aims to enhance understanding of the principles and operation of industrial refrigeration systems through for example discussing the factors that influence system energy efficiency and energy costs and identifying methods for improving system energy efficiency.

About AIRAH and Oxford Logistics

As the leading specialist membership association for air conditioning, refrigeration, heating and ventilation professionals, AIRAH represents over 10,000 professionals across Australia. Formed in 1920, it is recognised by government and industry bodies for its expertise across a wide range of issues in the area of engineering services for the built environment.

Oxford Cold Storage is Australia’s leading privately owned cold storage company. It is a member of the Oxford Logistics Group whose members specialise in operations, warehousing and transport based computer hardware (Radio Terminal Systems) and transport software (Fleet Management Systems). Oxford’s main site in North Laverton, Melbourne is Australia’s largest cold storage complex.


By Sabine Lobnig

Jul 30, 2009, 16:15

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