GCAP CoolCast: Garden City Ammonia Program

Archive for October, 2010

GCAP “CoolCast” Episode 7: CO2 and the Natural Refrigerants Part 1

by on Oct.28, 2010, under Podcast

Coming Soon! The rebirth of commercial and industrial CO2 Refrigeration is here. Randy Williams unveils his expansion with his new Newton 3000 system for CO2 training. Listen close as Randy, Craig Ward and Kelly King discuss the awakening of this versatile, renewable resource and other natural refrigerants.

  • History of CO2 as a Refrigerant
  • CO2 used in home appliances as well as Hydrocarbons
  • Government Policy Changes
  • Whirlpool, Bosch, Panasonic, LG, Siemens and others produce products that use hydrocarbons as refrigerants.
  • Marketing Development
  • Randy’s Experiment, Propane in the A/C
  • M&M Refrigeration
  • IIAR
  • Reduced Ammonia Charge


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GCAP “CoolCast” Episode 6: GCAP’s Boiler Video

by on Oct.27, 2010, under Podcast

Listen to today’s show and learn how to be one of the first to receive a free copy of GCAP’s Boiler Training video.  If you would like to request a copy of this free video, please email your request to ammonia@pld.com If you would like more information on GCAP’s dynamic hands-on boiler training, visit http://www. boilerlicense.com

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  • Boiler training video outline
  • Course work
  • Requirements and Standards for training your industrial technicians
  • Introduction to the world’s premiere hands on industrial ammonia, natural refrigerant and boiler programs known as GCAP.
  • Industrial Revolution
  • National Board of Boilers and Pressure Vessel Inspectors
  • Boiler Accident
  • Prevention & Safety
  • ASME Codes
  • Four Target Areas
  • Boiler Maintenance
  • Construction and Design
  • Inspections
  • Efficiencies
  • Five live boilers systems

Boiler Training with Live Hands-On Lab.

Licensed High Pressure Boiler Operators must have knowledge on a variety of subjects relating to power plant systems including: steam boilers, environmental controls, water treatments, economic devices and safe operation to prevent injury or damage. This includes high pressure and low pressure boilers.

Hands-On Lab “5 complete operational systems”

Whether used to control thermal processes or power, steam-production facilities are critical to the success of commercial and industrial complexes, requiring skilled professionals for safe and efficient operation. In the coming years, however, industries requiring boiler operators are facing a serious shortfall. We offer comprehensive, in-depth training that teaches how to operate and maintain boiler systems at maximum safety and performance. If you’re responsible for the day-to-day operation or maintenance of your company’s boiler room—if you’re a maintenance mechanic, supervisor, operating engineer,  plant engineer, facilities manager, plant manager or boiler room supervisor—we have a boiler-training seminar that can help. All courses are taught by experts and allow ample time for open discussion about your specific needs. With Hands-On Equipment and live boilers, training material can be demonstrated.

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GCAP “CoolCast” Episode 5: Gary Smith and the One Plan Coalition Part 3

by on Oct.26, 2010, under Podcast

Joining us for the third and final installment of this podcast is the President of ASTI (Ammonia Safety Training Institute) Gary Smith.  Gary will be continuing his discussion of the “One Plan Coalition”.  In this episode, Part three, Gary covers S.I.M.P.L.E. in detail.  If you have any questions for Gary or the Ammonia Safety Institute, you may contact them through the email and phone number below.

(831) 761-2935


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GCAP “CoolCast” Episode 4: Gary Smith and the One Plan Coalition Part 2

by on Oct.25, 2010, under Podcast

Joining us again over the phone is Gary Smith. Gary is the President of ASTI (Ammonia Safety Training Institute). This will be a continuation of the previous cast outlining more of the “One Plan Coalition” emergency response plan.  This plan strives to protect life, environment and property.  Gary’s vision is to make ammonia the most safely managed hazardous material in the world.  In this episode Gary will cover L.A.N.C.E. in detail. Stay tuned as this is only part 2 of a very informative interview.

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GCAP “CoolCast” Episode 3: Gary Smith and the One Plan Coalition Part 1

by on Oct.24, 2010, under Podcast

Today we have the pleasure of speaking with Gary Smith on the phone. Gary is the President of ASTI (Ammonia Safety Training Institute). He took a moment and gave me the rundown of his “One Plan Coalition” emergency response plan.  Gary’s one plan is all about keeping a cool head in a heated situation.  He formed this coalition to raise awareness of the dangers of ammonia and how to manage them.  His goals are to improve safety, emergency response readiness and to reduce ammonia related incidents. Stay tuned as this is only part 1 of a very informative interview.

If you have any questions for Gary or the Ammonia Safety Institute, you may contact them through the email and phone number below.


(831) 761-2935

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GCAP “CoolCast” Episode 2: Randy and Jeremy visit Mycom in Japan

by on Oct.23, 2010, under Podcast

Go from Cool to Cold in this show when Randy and Jeremy Williams, father and son, share their experience at the Mycom/Mayekawa factory in Japan.  Randy and Jeremy see their new Newton 3000 system that uses ammonia and CO2 together in person.  This Newton 3000 will be debuted at IIAR.  Learn how Randy’s going to -100° below zero only using the air you breathe as a refrigerant.  Jeremy shares his experience in the -100° below zero tuna freezer.

Other topics discussed include:

Semi hermetic and internal two stage compressors, critical charge ammonia refrigeration systems, EPA’s GreenChill Partnership (http://www.epa.gov/greenchill), miscible oil for ammonia systems, Pascal air refrigeration systems, ammonia/CO2 brine system efficiency advantages, OSHA statistics on ammonia related deaths and injuries, and Japans delush/diffusion tank technology.

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Garden City Ammonia Program’s “CoolCast” Episode 1

by on Oct.22, 2010, under Podcast

This is Randy Williams President of the Garden City Ammonia Program and we have a great show for you today.  Our goal is to bring ammonia refrigeration training to your I-pod or work station.  Local, National and International news about Ammonia, CO2, Natural Refrigerants, Boilers and new technologies is one of our focuses.  I would like to personally introduce the GCAP team.  Kristen Lundy and Erica Duval do all the work behind the scenes as training coordinators.  If you give us a shout at 620-271-0037 or e-mail us at ammonia@pld.com more than likely you will be in contact with Kristen or Erica.  GCAP is proud to have Steve Rucker as Maintenance Mgr.  Steve has been with us for over three years and keeps our ammonia refrigeration and boiler training equipment in prime condition for our students.  Tyler Ramos is our newest lead instructor, bringing us many years of knowledge and experience.  If you take any of the Ammonia Training classes there is a good chance Tyler could be your lead instructor.  Next, I would like to introduce my son & Lead Instructor Jeremy Williams.  Jeremy started from the bottom years ago and learned in the plant hands on.  After deciding that rendering third shift was not where he wanted to stay long term he finished his degree at University of Central Oaklahoma and joined me here at GCAP earning his Lead Instructor Certification.  My wife Rachel Williams is Vice President of GCAP and office manager always keeping things running smoothly.   And last but not least the two minions that bring you this awesome pod-cast Craig Ward and Kelly King.  Craig is an intern from Lakeland Florida and Kelly King is an intern from Garden City, KS.  They will continue to bring you online ammonia refrigeration training to your neck of the woods.  To share a story call Craig or Kelly at 620-271-0037.

Let’s get started!  We have operator Dan, Craig Ward, Kelly King and myself discussing ammonia incidents, technology, break room staffing, GCAP history, safety, trips, first week on the job, sink or swim, night shift, boiler video, Tyson, Sara Lee, Largest Ammonia Program in the World, Money Back Guarantee, I’ve been everywhere man, travel, Ammonia Safety Days, Cofounders, OSHA, One Plan Coalition, IIAR, Reta, IPIA, New York, teach out of seven different Colleges, Dan’s Story in High School, Ammonia cloud and other topics.

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