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Safe Handling of Ammonia

The Safe Handling of Ammonia course is a imed at individuals currently working on Industrial Refrigeration Systems, this 2-day programme assumes basic refrigeration knowledge.  During the programme the candidate will carry out practical exercises on ‘live’ ammonia plant and demonstrate their competence.  Due to the toxic nature of the product emphasis is heavily based on Health and Safety including; COSHH, Management of Health and Safety at Work Regulations (1999), Environmental Protection Act (1990) and Personal Protective Equipment Regulations (1992).

Upon successful completion of the training and assessments (written and practical) the candidate can opt to apply for registration with A.C.R.I.B. (Air-conditioning and Refrigeration Industry Board).
Please Note: This programme is delivered on customer’s premises with suitable ammonia plant..
The aim of this course is to ensure candidates can safely work with ammonia when used as a refrigerant.
  • To make candidates aware of the legislation covering ammonia refrigeration systems
  • To make candidates aware of the hazards of ammonia
  • To provide practical experience of working with ammonia, when used as a refrigerant
    Selection of refrigerants - Ammonia
  • Physical properties
  • Physiological properties
  • Chemical properties
  • First aid when ammonia is used as a refrigerant
    Potential Hazards
  • Fabricate and fit mechanical and brazed joints
  • Refrigeration systems
  • On-site safety precautions
    Personal Protective Equipment
  • Personal protection regulations
  • Respiratory protective equipment
  • Recommended personal safety equipment
    Safe Systems of Work
  • Management of Health and Safety at Work Regulations
  • Competent person
  • Permit to work system
  • Method statements
    Environmental Issues
  • Environmentla Protection Act 1990
  • Hazards to the environment
    Pressure Testing Procedure
  • Leak testing
  • Strength testing procedure
  • Leak testing procedure
    Removing Ammonia from a System
  • Category 1 (J11) 5 Days Duration (dependant upon experience)
  • Procedures
  • Opening up the system
    Decanting Ammonia from a System
  • Filling / Labelling / Return of cylinders
  • Refrigerant storage
  • Plant requirements
  • Examination and filling of cylinders
  • Charging Procedues
  • Charging Systems
    Draining Oil from a System
  • Introduction
  • Procedures
  • British Standards
  • Safety Codes
    The Safe Handling of Ammonia course can only be carried out on the customer's premises with a suitable ammonia plant.
    Next stop…..
    EAL NVQ Level 2 in Air-Conditioning / Refrigeration

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    Head Office:

    Crownship Developments Ltd,

    Charlton House Mews,

    Bridge Street, Brigg,

    North Lincolnshire,

    DN20 8NQ


    Technical Centre:

    Crownship Technical,

    Unit 13,

    Temple Street Unit Factory Estate,

    Station Drive,


    HU5 1AD


    Telephone Number: 01652 658151

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