Industrial Refrigeration Workshop 2017


A one-week intensive short course on industrial refrigeration as practiced in food freezing, refrigeration, and in other low temperature applications. A systematic study of the technical background, the practice, and the latest developments in low-temperature refrigeration.

  • Provide the participants with much of the knowledge that they would obtain by longer experience in the industry – often through the agony of costly mistakes.
  • Provide a thorough technical grounding in topics crucial to industrial refrigeration.
  • Benefit from the experience of a group of industry experts.
  • Learn the latest research and development pertinent to industrial refrigeration.

Topics to be Covered

  • Refrigerant properties
  • Single- and two-stage refrigeration cycles
  • Load calculations
  • Construction of refrigerated buildings
  • Liquid re-circulation systems
  • Reciprocating and screw compressors
  • Performance and selection of evaporator coils
  • Condensers
  • Energy conservation
  • Vessel sizing
  • Liquid pumps
  • Pipe sizing
  • Safety
  • Control of both halocarbon and ammonia systems
A thread that will extend through the week is the design of an ammonia refrigeration system serving a food distribution center incorporating selected low-charge technology. Refrigeration equipment and systems used in this facility are typical of a wide variety of applications. The workshop is sponsored by Kansas State University and the International Institute of Ammonia Refrigeration (IIAR), an association of manufacturers, designers, contractors, and end users of industrial refrigeration equipment and systems. Read more

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