GCAP CoolCast: Garden City Ammonia Program

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GCAP “CoolCast” Episode 9: Allen Safety with Joe Allen

by on Nov.16, 2010, under Podcast

Joe has worked in the safety industry for 17 years, including six years in the US Navy as a HAZMAT technician and medic, one and a half years as a safety manager at a beef packing plant in West Texas and nine years as a consultant.

Joe Allen started Allen Safety in 2001 in response to the need of hands-on safety training in the food industry.

He received his bachelor’s degree at Oklahoma State University in Fire Protection and Safety.

Joe’s approach to training is very hands-on, practical, and competency-based.

Joe’s motto:

“We believe that everyone has the right to go home safely at
the end of the work day.”

In this episode Joe Allen shares his thoughts about

  • Training
  • Confined Space Entry
  • Safety Audits
  • Food Production Facilities
  • PSM Audits
  • Allen Safety


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GCAP “CoolCast” Episode 8: CO2 and the Natural Refrigerants Part 2

by on Nov.05, 2010, under Podcast

Let’s talk CO2 with M&M Refrigeration and Mr. Greg Robinson.  Greg is a veteran ammonia refrigeration expert with over 45 years of valuable knowledge and experience.  He is also the Vice President of sales at M&M Refrigeration.  Greg reveals how to stop a fire in your plant with your CO2 refrigeration System.  Greg explains what the best compressor for CO2 is.  Learn how to defrost in half the time using much less energy with one very simple inexpensive add on and a little secret.  What kind of refrigeration training is required to transition from NH3 to CO2?  Can you convert existing Ammonia Refrigeration systems to CO2?  Greg welcomes you to contact him with any questions.

  • History of CO2 as a Refrigerant
  • Freon won out because a lack in technology
  • CO2 Efficiencies
  • 6 to 40% savings over other refrigerants
  • Marketing Development
  • Number of CO2 Systems
  • US Cold Storage
  • Cost Reduction
  • Reduced Ammonia Charge
  • CO2’s Comeback
  • Kilowatt per Cube
  • Brine vs. Cascade
  • Future Projects
  • Screw Compressor Myth
  • CO2 Charge loss ramifications
  • No documentation for a CO2 release
  • Free Information from M&M Refrigeration

Greg Robinson

Email gregr@mmrefrigeration.com

Work 410-754-8005

Cell 410-924-2680

Home 410-673-7419 evenings before 10pm EST



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