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  • September 27, 2018

    Zach speaks at the Western Virginia Expo

    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

    CO2 Refrigeration Sept. 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!

  • September 20, 2018

    Blue Ridge Chapter's Western Virginia Expo Day

    Come by and see us at the Blue Ridge Chapter's Western Virginia Expo Day! We'll be here from 8-5 at 373 Mt. Torrey Road, Lyndhurst.

  • September 13, 2018

    SOP, PSM/RMP, and RAGAGEP Sept. 2018

    This week, IRTC is training on Standard Operating Procedures (SOP's), Mechanical Integrity Inspections, Process Safety Management (PSM)/Risk Management Program regulation requirements, and ammonia industry codes and standards.

    We provide hands-on training with our fully operational ammonia refrigeration system.

    This includes: initial startup, normal operations, temporary operations, emergency shutdown, emergency operations, normal shutdown, safe work practices, equipment and more.

    This course, titled SOP, PSM/RMP, and RAGAGEP, is also valuable to people assigned to writing site specific SOPs and mechanical integrity procedures and inspections.

    Visit our website for more info!