October 2, 2018
Students are out in the lab and busy learning for the Operator I course!
This is a second level training class. It covers material from RETA’s Industrial Refrigeration 1 and 4 books.
September 29, 2018
Students took part in our Ammonia Refrigeration and HAZWOPER Combo course this week! This course should be considered a minimum requirement for entry level industrial refrigeration operators, decision makers involved or personnel involved in PSM/RMP and those who respond to ammonia releases.
Pictured is HAZWOPER 8. This refresher course is for those who have completed the 24 hour Hazardous Materials Technician Training and would like classroom instruction and hands-on drills.
On Friday, they simulated an ammonia leak and suited up to respond to and fix the hazard. Check out the photos of students solving the situation!
September 27, 2018
IRTC’s own instructor, Zach, spoke at the Blue Ridge Chapter’s Western Virginia Expo on Thursday! His presentation topic was “Hands-On: Setting Hand Expansion Valves.”
“We looked at the three main applications of hand expansion valves in refrigeration systems (expansion, minimum flow, and metering for recirculated evaporators),” Zach said. “We quickly reviewed enthalpy (P-h) diagrams to explain why these applications are different, and how the correct setpoints could be calculated using engineering data. We then kicked on the system, and explored checking the setpoint, and different practical approaches to setting them that don’t involve calculations.”
Zach was also able to sit in and listen to other presentations and enjoyed hearing from manufacturers.
IRTC was happy to be a part of expo day. We were also excited to host the presentations here in IRTC’s classroom! In addition to Zach speaking, there were 8 other presentations. More than 30 vendors attended and set up booths outside.
Thanks to everyone who came out and made the expo day a success! We look forward to being involved in the expo next year.
September 25, 2018
Looking to expand your knowledge on CO2 refrigeration? Look no further!
The CO2 Refrigeration course is recommended for anyone already working with CO2 refrigeration systems, looking for more information on CO2 refrigeration systems or that has attended our refrigeration classes (Ammonia Refrigeration, Operator I or SOP).
This class provides a thorough understanding of CO2 refrigeration systems. Participants learn about specific properties of CO2, safety, design, installation and maintenance.
Notice the different scenery in these photos? The CO2 Refrigeration class took a field trip to Innovative’s manufacturing shop.
IRTC offers real-life example and hands-on learning for a topnotch education!