Why is Pipe Labeling So Important

Why is Pipe Labeling So Important

One of the best ways to learn your system is to find where all the major components of the cycle are located.  After that is to see how they are connected with pipes.  Each pipe used for a refrigeration purpose connecting these components should have labels identifying the purpose of the pipe, what state the refrigerant is in, direction of flow, and what pressure range […]

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R-717 and Hydrostatic Expansion

R-717 and Hydrostatic Expansion

Technical Safety of BC just releaed their investigation to Langley.  “Oil was not being sufficiently removed from the refrigeration system following a change in compressor output setting. On October 23, 2018, an overload failure of the ammonia pump occurred and was suspected to be a result of oil contamination. Once service was restored to the refrigeration system, performance of the evaporators was suspected to be […]

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GCAP NH3 Safety Day

GCAP NH3 Safety Day

GCAP is excited to announce the 11th annual ammonia safety day, June of 2019.  Only 400 available spots.  Region 7 and abroad are welcome to enjoy the event.  Over 12 different training topics to choose from and 45 vendors showcasing their products. Register Today Thursday June 13, 2019 Topics: Incidents of the Industry Screw Compressor Oil Seperation 7 Ways to Prevent False Alarms in NH3 […]

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EPA – Ammonia Refrigeration Compliance Assurance and Enforcement Focus

EPA – Ammonia Refrigeration Compliance Assurance and Enforcement Focus

EPA has launched and been implementing the Compliance Assurance and Enforcement Focus to improve safety at facilities with smaller ammonia refrigeration systems (over 1000 pounds and less than 10,000 pounds). After a public notice period informing the regulated community about the program, EPA plans to send brief, targeted Information Requests to selected facilities that it has reason to believe may be out of compliance. Facilities will […]

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Anhydrous Ammonia Rated Hoses

Anhydrous Ammonia Rated Hoses

As I am preparing for GCAP’s new MRD-Best Practices course for ammonia refrigeration applications, I have paused to write this post.  This seminar will look at associations across the country and histories of best practices to assess the need for safety, compliance, and RAGAGEP for a machinery room and its connected equipment. Not only is the course exploring new designs, but will evaluate the needs […]

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R-717 Engine Room – Housekeeping

R-717 Engine Room – Housekeeping

If you have had any involvement with GCAP’s technical trades training, you may be aware that we are always in build mode.  We strive for more equipment, training systems, classrooms and hope that we are never 2nd to any.  We are almost done with with GCAP’s very own System T.  The “T” stands for Technician and we will be incorporating this engine room for many […]

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OSHA PSM Fines Increase for 2019

OSHA PSM Fines Increase for 2019

OSHA has announced and published fine values for 2019. They are are the rise again! Posting Requirements $13,260 per violation Other-Than-Serious $13,260 per violation Serious $13,260 per violation Failure to Abate $13,260 per day beyond the abatement date Repeat $132,598 per violation Willful $132,598 per violation

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NH3 Safety Day in Utah!

NH3 Safety Day in Utah!

Friday February 8th 2019 LA Roser is excited to announce the next annual ammonia safety day in Utah!  OSHA/EPA Region 8 facilities, managers, safety, environmental, operators, and engineering professionals associated with ammonia and ammonia refrigeration systems don’t want to miss! The Louis A. Roser Company in conjunction with Garden City Ammonia Program is pleased to invite you to: The LA Roser Annual Ammonia Safety Days […]

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NH3 Safety in New England

NH3 Safety in New England

We would like to make you aware that the U.S. EPA New England has created a document to assist ice rink owners and operators with ammonia refrigeration systems in communicating effectively with their employees, contractors, vendors, and customers about ammonia refrigeration safety. Helping facilities to minimize the risk of potential chemical releases, such as an accidental release of ammonia at a refrigeration facility, is a national […]

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GCAP’s 2019 Training Tour

GCAP’s 2019 Training Tour

The 2019 Training Tour is about to kick off once again. This will make our 16th year providing On-Site Training. Already booked and confirmed GCAP will be in the following: Texas Utah California Alabama We are looking for companies that would like GCAP to come to your facility and host a class just for your employees or open to the public for open enrollment. These […]

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