Archive for August, 2011
GCCA: Global Cold Chain Alliance
Mission: The Global Cold Chain Alliance unites partners to be innovative leaders in the temperature-controlled products industry.
Vision: The Global Cold Chain Alliance will be the recognized authority in forging a universally strong cold chain where every product retains quality and safety through each link.
Jeremy Williams from Garden City Ammonia Program interviews Tori Miller of the GCCA. The GCCA is an organization representing 65 different countries involving four major organizations.
GCCA: Global Cold Chain Alliance: http://www.gcca.org
IARW: International Association of Refrigerated Warehouses: http://www.gcca.org/iarw/vision-mission-history.html
WFLO: Wold Food Logistics Organization: http://www.gcca.org/wflo/vision-mission-history.html
IRTA: International Refrigerated Transportation Association: http://www.gcca.org/irta/vision-mission-history.html
IACSC: International Association for Cold Storage Construction: http://www.gcca.org/iacsc/vision-mission-history.html
GCCA-OSHA Alliance: http://www.gcca.org/programs/gcca-osha-alliance.html
OSHA’s National Emphasis Program: NEP
Jeremy Williams and Brian Chapin of Garden City Ammonia Program discuss the outline of the chemical and refinery NEP and the results as of March 2011 for both NEP inspections from OSHA.
A NEP course has been developed through GCAP for the need of understanding OSHA’s regulations regarding 1910.119. It was developed for the petroleum industry after numerous accidents in recent past including the BP explosion in Texas . Programmed inspections for ammonia and other HHC’s have taken place in Region I, VII and X for the year 2009, 2010, and 2011. It will expand to all regions permanently.
Purpose: To understand and describe the policies and procedures that will take place with a NEP inspection. The NEP is designed to reduce or eliminate the workplace hazards associated with the catastrophic release of highly hazardous chemicals.
Emphasis on Implementation over Documentation: “Based on past OSHA inspection history at refineries and large chemical plants, OSHA has typically found that these employers have extensive written documentation related to process safety management, but the implementation of the written documentation has been inadequate. Therefore, CSHO’s should focus on the implementation of the various PSM elements and ensure that employers do what they have committed to do in their PSM documentation.” Osha.gov
Visit this url for more information on GCAP’s NEP 40 hour course: http://www.ammoniatraining.com/nep
Please give us a call for any questions. 620.271.0037
For more information on the Petroleum Refinery NEP
For more information on the Chemical NEP
For more information on CCPS
OSHA explaining the NEP expanding permanently
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RETA: Refrigerating Engineers and Technicians Association
Jeremy Williams from Garden City Ammonia Program interviews Don Tragethon and Jim Price of RETA. Don is the executive director of RETA and Jim is the acting president. They explain who RETA is an organization and what RETA has contributed and offers to the ammonia refrigeration industry. RETA is dedicated to the professional development of industrial refrigeration operators and technicians.
Mission Statement: To enhance the professional development of industrial refrigeration operating and technical engineers.
Jim and Dons experience in Industrial Refrigeration
What is RETA?
How long has RETA been an organization?
Where is the 2011 RETA National Convention?
How many members are in RETA?
What training material does RETA offer?
CARO Exam Certification?
CIRO Exam Certification?
Certifications following the “Ammonia Refrigeration Training Guideline” (ARTG)?
Technician Level Certification Exam?
How many people Certified through RETA?
What is the RETA Breeze?
Another exciting interview today. Jeremy Williams from Garden City Ammonia Program interviews Gregory Dunn of Vilter. Greg explains who Vilter is and what they have to offer to the ammonia refrigeration industry. Vilter is widely known for their compressor technology and recently became part of Emerson Climate Technologies.
Greg’s experience and background with commercial and industrial compressors
What is Vilter?
Vilter’s Compressor School
What is the Viler Single Screw and how is it Different From the Traditional Screw?
Slide Valve and Vi Control?
What is the VILTech?
Other Technologies Coming from Vilter and Emerson
Contact Greg at 1.414.486.5031 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Vilter Single Screw Compressor
Vilter’s single screw compressors, for industrial refrigeration and gas compression, deliver longer life, higher reliability and better energy efficiency than twin screw compressors and have fewer moving parts than reciprocating compressors. The key to the single screw compressor’s reliability is in its balanced design, resulting in ultra-low bearing loads with significantly decreased vibration and sound levels. The inherent balanced design advantage allows Vilter to offer an exclusive 5-year compressor and 15-year bearing warranty in industrial refrigeration applications. The key to the single screw compressor’s high energy efficiency is Vilter’s exclusive Parallex™ slide system allowing the compressor to run at optimum efficiency through its full range of capacity. Providing the highest reliability and unsurpassed energy efficiency.
Vilter Corporate Video 2010
Vilter Manufacturing LLC, a business of Emerson Climate Technologies, manufactures compressors for industrial refrigeration, gas compression and industrial heat pumps.