2023 Sep-Oct RETA Breeze


MANAGEMENT FINDING OPERATORS: EXITING MILITARY AS ONE OPTION Jeff Sloan Jeff Sloan is one of the premiere educators of our time. He has received several awards including the most coveted of Ammonia training awards the Guy R. King Award. As an instructor for thousands of operators Jeff can speak to the need to qualified personnel. As an ex-military man who served our country for decades, Jeff can speak to the availability of qualified ex-military personnel. “I’m approached quite frequently on the topic of finding qualified individuals for hire in the refrigeration industry. Although it is not the primary position of my current employment to recruit people, I would like to share a little used way to find potential hires and one I can communicate from personal experience. I’m retired military. The military is a known source for technically trained individuals, but the problem in reaching them is multi-layered. Converting job descriptions from military to civilian, meeting potential hires, and understanding what little transition assistance the veteran receives are all topics that need discussion. We will explore these, the RETA Training Institute program ‘RedWhiteandCool’, and other area outlets to match the needs of your company and the veteran looking for employment. “ If you’re involved in recruitment at your facility, this presentation is not to be missed.

PREVENTING HYDRAULIC SHOCK IN REFRIGERATION SYSTEMS Tony Lundell Hydraulic shock can be a lurking killer in our refrigeration systems. Quiet for years, but ready to explode with violent force. It is vital that we find these hidden killers and prevent them from damaging our system. This presentation will outline the basics of hydraulic shock and give us insight into finding and eliminating these issues. DESCRIPTION Explanations will be presented of the dynamics of hydraulic shock in a refrigeration system and highlights of the warning signs that may be present before causing damage. The three types of disturbance mechanisms that can lead to hydraulic shock in refrigeration systems will be discussed and outline measures for its preven tion. LEARNING OBJECTIVES After attending this session, participants will be able to.... Describe the characteristics of hydraulic shock and list the major indications that may be occurring in a refrigeration system. Recognize the three disturbance mechanisms that can cause hydraulic shock in refrigeration systems. Explain methods to identify and prevent hydraulic shock in refrigeration systems.”


Tony Lundell Tony Lundell’s presentations are always entertaining and informative. The IIAR Suite of standards provides the foundations for RAGEGEP for our industry. If your responsible for design or compliance. You need to keep up on changes as they occur and what better way to that than with an entertaining and authoritative expert like Tony. IIAR Standards contain both normative and informative information, establishing both the minimum require ments for industry compliance and advisory informa tion where applicable. IIAR Standards are ANSI approved as they are subject to a rigorous public review process to ensure that they represent an industry consensus. IIAR standards set the industry standard and are a must-have technical resource to ensure a safe and efficient industrial refrigeration operating environment. The IIAR Suite of Standards for Ammonia as the refrigerant has nine (9) standards to address definitions and terminology used in the IIAR Standards, designing (new) safe close-circuit ammonia refrigeration systems (C-CARMs), installation, startup, inspecting, testing, and maintaining, decommissioning (permanently retiring), and minimum safety requirements for existing (older) systems. IIAR also has a Safety Standard for Carbon Dioxide (CO2) as the refrigerant and a Hydrocarbon (HC) Standard in development using (natural) HC refrigerants. LEARNING OBJECTIVES After attending this session, participants will be able to.... • List the nine (9) IIAR Standards by their designated numbers and their titles that pertain to Closed Circuit Ammonia Refrigeration Systems and understand the differences between them. • Understand the content of the IIAR Safety Standard for Closed-Circuit Carbon Dioxide Refrigeration Systems. • Understand the IIAR Safety Standard for Closed Circuit Refrigeration Systems Utilizing (Natural) Hydrocarbon Refrigerants. I find it often helps to open up the whitepaper and take notes during the presentation.

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