These two new machines came in today and will be part of GCAP’s new engine room for Technician 1. We are very excited to see this equipment and look forward to setting them. One is thermosyphon oil cooled, VFD and the other is liquid injection slide valve(s). Six more compressors arrive in the next 20 days. The freezers are almost done as well and starting to run piping to the engine room. Look for pictures soon.
Look at what arrived this week. These are the first 2 of 12 new compressors that will be in GCAP’s new engine room. Getting very excitided around here and would like to thank Mayekawa for their support. One of the screws is liquid injection with automatic control the other is thermosiphon.
GCAP is proud to have the first ever running NewTon 3000 manufactured by Mayekawa installed in the US. The voyage to get it here started in 2009 when GCAP traveled to Japan. The system was operational in August of 2012. Here is a link to this story.
GCAP offers CO2 Technician training about every 3 months and has trained over 100 professionals in the new adventure with CO2 applications for both industrial and commercial refrigeration. For class dates see this link.
CIMCO Refrigeration partners with Mayekawa to bring the NH3/CO2 Newton 3000 to the U.S. In order to offer a new industrial solution to our market and trying to avoid some of the pitfalls of large-scale NH3 processes, including large charges and inventories throughout the plant. This package is pre-fabricated and low-charge for the ammonia side, with automatic controls, single or two stage design, with option ecomonization. It will include a semi-hermeitc IPM motor for the screws. GCAP is very proud to say they have the first running semi-hermetic ammonia screw compressor running the the United States for ammonia design.
To date, around 500 NewTons have been successfully installed, and GCAP was at the celebration in Japan last year when they reached 300. In the U.S, CIMCO recently completed its second installation in California. CIMCO says they have another 10 projects with the NewTon in the workings.
NH3/ CO2 cascade refrigeration system for a grocery store remodel proves energy savings.
We look forward to this growth and look forward to be in the best position to offer training on this design and system.
In support of President Obama’s Climate Action, under this final rule, various hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs) and HFC-containing blends that were previously listed as acceptable alternatives under the SNAP program are now listed as unacceptable for specific uses. This rule is part of the SNAP program’s continuous review of alternatives to find those that pose less overall risk to human health and the environment. Specifically, this action changes the listing status for certain HFCs in various end-uses in the aerosols, refrigeration and air conditioning, and foam blowing sectors. This action also changes the status from acceptable to unacceptable for certain hydrochlorofluorocarbons (HCFCs) being phased out of production under the Montreal Protocol on Substances that Deplete the Ozone Layer and section 605(a) of the Clean Air Act, where substitutes are available that pose overall lower risk to human health and/or the environment.
GCAP remembers Ronnie Peek with annual scholarships for public safety employees’ children
To honor the Finney County men and women who provide for its citizens public safety, Garden City Ammonia Program, also known as G.C.A.P., has established the Ronnie Peek Memorial Scholarship Fund that will provide three $1,000 scholarships for the children and stepchildren of the Garden City Police department, Garden City Fire Department, and Finney County EMS.
The scholarship fund was named in memory of 16-year Garden City fire department veteran Ronnie Peek who died during training exercises in January 2015. “We have done safety training with the GCFD for a lot of years and Ron had gone through many of our classes,” said Randy Williams, president of the Garden City Ammonia Program (GCAP). “We know these men and women put their lives on the line for us every day so we made the decision to offer scholarships for their children and stepchildren as a way of recognizing their efforts and saying thanks.”
The scholarships, which have been set up and will be managed by Western Kansas Community Foundation, will offer three $1,000 awards each year—one each for police, fire, and EMS. Only children and stepchildren of those departments’ employees are eligible for award consideration. These students must have graduated or be graduating from a Kansas high school, have attained a 2.5 or better GPA, and must complete a scholarship application form.
“The scholarships will be utilized toward the student’s tuition and/or books,” said Shea Sinclair, Western Kansas Community Foundation executive director. “The post-secondary school must be accredited and may be a four- or two-year college, a vocational-technical program, or other state-recognized certification program. We are so pleased and honored to be part of helping make this scholarship available to the children of those who serve and protect in Finney County.”
Funding to continue the yearly awards will be provided from the proceeds gleaned from the Region 7 Ammonia Safety Day held each May at the Kansas City Community College. Williams, along with his son Jeremy and several other staff members and instructors, present refresher courses and training throughout an entire day to 350-400 participants. Vendors are also on hand to display and demonstrate the latest equipment and technology being used in ammonia and carbon dioxide refrigeration, boiler operations, and process safety management.
“We provide recertification and OSHA training to groups of technicians with varied skill levels and sets,” said Williams. “We understand the importance of education and the challenges that can arise when trying to pay for that education. From Ron’s tragedy came the opportunity for us to offer some help as well as to show our appreciation for these unsung heroes. It’s a start.”
GCAP’s two newest edition of books are ready for sale.
Understanding Industrial Refrigeration from the Inside Out (Edition 3)
Implementing Process Safety Management for Ammonia Refrigeration (Edition 5)
Understanding Industrial Refrigeration from the Inside Out can be obtained by attending one of GCAP’s Ammonia Operator I Courses or purchased for $285.00 plus shipping. Please contact Kristen De La Pena @ 620.271.0037 or email@example.com
To see a detailed index of the book see this link GCAP’s Ammonia Operator I Book
Implementing Process Safety Management for Ammonia Refrigeration came back this last March with our 5th Edition. This book is received with taking GCAP’s PSM/RMP course or can be purchased for $895.00. Please contact Kristen De La Pena of GCAP at 620.271.0037 or firstname.lastname@example.org. The look at a detailed index of the book please visit this link.
This years safety day in Kansas City was a great success. We want to thank you all for coming and vendors and sponsor for support. We had over 35 vendors and 350 participants in this years event. Lucy Tyler of the CSB gave a great presentation as well as the other speakers. Presentations are available at this link.
Participants from Kansas, Iowa, Missouri, Nebraska, Oklahoma, and Arkansas. Each year brings new topics. Guest speakers on ammonia safety, ammonia refrigeration, PSM/RMP, and RAGAGEP. Lunch will be served and a great chance to continue your education.
Special guest from the CSB (Chemical Safety Board) will give a presentation of lessons learned of the Mobile, AL accident.
May 28, 2015 @ Kansas City Community College
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