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 NEW! ON-SITE TRAINING AVAILABLE FOR NON-LAB CLASSES  10% Discount for all IARW-WFLO Members
 The Official IARW-WFLO Ammonia Refrigeration Training Program
RETA Certification Exams

Lanier Technical College is a RETA Network Testing Center for the CIRO, CARO, and CRES exams. These exams are optional and are only given after the Operator I, Operator II and the Operator Refresher classes. These exams will start at 8:00 AM on Friday following the Operator I, Operator II and the Operator Refresher classes.

Testers: Please contact Dan Reisinger at RETA at least 2 weeks prior to test date for test application and scheduling.
Phone: 1-844-801-3711 or 541.497.2955, fax: 541.497.2966 / Email: dan@reta.com

Click here for RETA Exam Handbook Application Form
 
   
Courses Offered
Industrial Ammonia Refrigeration Level I [+]
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This class is designed to provide the Industrial Ammonia Refrigeration Operator with the theory and practical knowledge required to successfully operate today's more sophisticated and demanding systems. The class consists of two sections, a 20 hour, classroom session followed by a 20 hour hands-on laboratory session.

Topics to be covered include:
  • Safety
  • Pressure and force
  • Non-condensable gases and purging
  • Lubricants and filtration
  • Properties of refrigerants
  • Condensers
  • Compressor types and operation
  • Cooling units
  • Basic refrigeration
  • Hot gas defrost
The course is taught 7am - 5:30pm Monday - Thursday.
A working lunch will be provided Wednesday and Thursday while in the lab.
The cost of the class is $1250.00, corporate discounts are available starting at 5 classes.


Ammonia for Non-Operators - available onsite [+]
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Lanier Technical College is pleased to offer this unique course which is designed to provide a basic knowledge of ammonia refrigeration system components and system operation. This two day course provides the non-operator with an introduction to the theory and basic concepts of industrial ammonia refrigeration system operation. The training consists of both classroom and lab. Theory is introduced in the classroom and then reinforced in our state-of-the-art lab. In the lab students will identify components and review load calculation sheets and procedures that will help save on refrigeration costs. A demonstration of starting and operating a live, two-stage ammonia refrigeration system is also included in the course. This training is for companies with personnel who assist with system oversight but who do not operate system components.

The class is taught 7am to 4pm.
The cost is $495 per student.


Industrial Ammonia Refrigeration Operator Refresher [+]
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This two day, 20 hour lab intensive class was developed at the request of our clients and is based on Operator I and Operator II materials. With a focus on system operating efficiency, this course will provide a hands-on review of refrigeration fundamentals as they apply to daily system operation and should serve as a solid foundation for the non-site specific portion of the OSHA/EPA required Operator Refresher Training.

The course is taught 7am to 5:30pm.
The cost of the class is $750.00 per student.


Industrial Ammonia Refrigeration Level II [+]
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This class is designed to provide the Industrial Ammonia Refrigeration Operator with a more in-depth understanding of the theory and practical knowledge required to successfully operate today's more sophisticated and demanding systems. The class consists of two parts. Participants will spend approximately equal time in the classroom and in the hands-on lab.

Participants must show proof of completing an approved hands-on Level I prior to participating in Level II.

Topics to be covered include:
  • Direct Expansion Systems
  • Automated System Operation
  • Two Stage and Cascade Systems
  • Pumped Liquid Recirculation Systems
  • Secondary Coolant Systems
  • Data Logging and Analysis
  • Flooded Systems
  • System Efficiency
The course is taught 7am - 5:30pm Monday - Thursday.
A working lunch will be provided Wednesday and Thursday while in the lab.
The cost of the class is $1250.00, corporate discounts are available starting at 5 classes.


Industrial Ammonia Refrigeration Level III - Technical [+]
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This 40 hour course has been created to help companies meet the "Technical" level of Operator training as outlined in the Industry Guideline for Ammonia Refrigeration Training.

If you have supervisory personnel responsible for all aspects of system maintenance and operation or personnel functioning in the role of PSM coordinator or Project Manager this course is definitely for them.

Topics to be covered include:

- Blue Prints and Piping Diagrams

- Design codes and standards
  • Unfired Pressure Vessel Code
  • Ventilation System Design
  • Relief System Design Basis/Calculations
- Advanced Load Calculations
  • Detailed heat load calculations
  • Psychometric process
- Piping
  • Component replacement
  • Mechanical integrity checks
    • Intro to non-destructive testing
    • Identification of potential corrosion areas
  • Pump down/Pump out
  • Hydraulic shock
  • Pressure drop calculations
  • Gas/liquid separation in vessels
- Freezer Design and Operation
  • Insulation systems
  • Under floor heating systems
  • Freezer enclosure vents
- Advanced Compressor Operations
  • Demand Management Strategies
    • Thermal storage
    • Process scheduling
  • Volumetric and compression efficiencies
  • Compressor mass / energy balance
  • COP
  • Fundamentals and Impact of economizer use
- Advanced Evaporator Topics
  • Capacities of Evaporators
  • Capacities of metering devices
- Advanced Condenser Topics
  • Single speed vs 2 speed vs VFD
  • Fan and pump application
    • Fan and Pump curves
    • Staging
The course is taught 7am - 5:30pm Monday - Thursday.
The cost of the class is $1250.00; corporate discounts are available starting at 5 classes.


Maintenance and Troubleshooting for the NH3 Operator [+]
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This hands-on Laboratory based class is designed to provide those with ammonia refrigeration system maintenance and repair responsibilities with the knowledge and skills required to perform routine maintenance and repairs on their systems.

Some of the topics covered include:
  • Component Alignment
  • Vibration Analysis
  • Component Rebuild & Repair
  • Shaft Seal Replacement
  • Ammonia Sensor Calibration
  • Slide Valve Calibration
  • General System Diagnostics
  • Troubleshooting
The course is taught 7am - 5:30pm Monday - Thursday.
The cost of the class is $1250.00, corporate discounts are available starting at 5 classes.


PSM / RMP for the Ammonia Operator - available onsite [+]
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This 40-hour seminar is designed to provide the participant with background information and practical experience in maintaining an existing Process Safety Management / Risk Management Plan program. While the course is not intended as a tutorial on development of these programs, participants will attain a heightened awareness of regulatory requirements and compliance practices which should prove beneficial to anyone involved in creating or maintaining these programs. The areas listed will serve as a general outline of subject matter covered and all areas listed will be discussed, however participants will have input on the final content of the course and will have time for research into specific areas other than those listed.

  • OSHA / EPA / DHS - A brief history
  • Sections included in PSM and RMP
  • Assignments on selected areas
  • Accounts of incidents from various companies
  • CAMEO / ALOHA / MARPLOT
  • Audits
The course is taught 7am - 5:30pm Monday - Thursday.
The cost of the class is $995.00.


8 Hour HazMat Technician Refresher [+]
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This 8-hour class is designed to meet the non site-specific Technician level annual refresher training requirements of OSHA 29 CFR 1910.120(q). The class will conclude with a simulated HAZMAT response drill.

Some of the topics covered include:
  • PPE Selection and Application
  • Techniques for Monitoring
  • The Incident Command System
  • MSDS and their application
The class is taught 7am to 4pm.
The cost is $295 per student.


24 Hour HazMat Technician Certification [+]
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This 24 hour class is designed to meet the non site-specific Technician level training requirements of OSHA 29 CFR 1910.120(q). The class will conclude with a simulated HAZMAT response drill.

Some of the topics covered include:
  • PPE Selection and Application
  • Techniques for Monitoring
  • Techniques for Advanced Confinement and Containment
  • The Incident Command System
  • The First Responder Technician Level Role
The course is taught 7am to 4pm.
The cost of the class is $595.00 per student.


Industrial On Scene Incident Commander [+]
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This 8-hour class is designed to meet the non site-specific On-scene Incident Commander training requirements of OSHA 29 CFR 1910.120(q). The class will conclude with several table-top simulations of HAZMAT response drills.

Some of the topics covered include:
  • Local, State, Reg. and Nat. Incident Com. Structure
  • HazMat Command Techniques
  • Psychology and Physiology of Response
  • MSDS and their application
The class is taught 7am to 4pm.
The cost is $295 per student.


Introduction to Industrial Maintenance [+]
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This three day course teaches participants basic industrial maintenance skills used in manufacturing. The course covers: Safety, Basic Industrial Electricity, Basic Mechanics, Preventative Maintenance, Schematics and Blueprints.

The course is taught 8a - 4:30p.
The cost of the class is $995.00 per student.


PLC Maintenance & Troubleshooting [+]
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This 2-day course teaches maintenance technicians the basic skills required to maintain and troubleshoot PLC's.

The course is taught 8a - 5p.
The cost of the class is $799.00 per student.
Class size is limited to 10 students


Fundamentals of Programmable Logic – Controllers (PLC) [+]
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This 8-hour course introduces the participants to the principles of computer controlled automation in manufacturing processes. This course includes practical applications of PLC's.

The course is taught 8a - 4:30p.
The cost of the class is $150.00 per student.


RETA Basic Electricity I [+]
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This class is a basic, nonmathematical approach to understanding the practical applications for the principles of electricity. It introduces electron theory, static electricity, electrons in motion, and magnetism. It covers basic methods of measuring current, voltage, and resistance. It explains circuit components such as conductors, insulators, resistors, capacitors and simple Ohm's Law calculations for DC and AC circuits. The class consists of two sections, a 20-hour, classroom session followed by a 20-hour hands-on laboratory session.

Topics to be covered include:
  • Safety
  • Electrical Fundamentals
  • Introduction to Ohm's Law
  • Direct current For Series Circuits
  • Parallel Circuits
  • Magnetism
  • Current Generation and Motor Basics
  • Ohm's Law for Alternating Current
  • Transformers
  • Power Transmission, Branch Circuits & Troubleshooting
The course is taught 7am - 5:30pm Monday - Thursday.
The cost of the class is $1250.00; corporate discounts are available starting at 5 classes.


RETA Basic Electricity II [+]
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This class explains the fundamental lines and symbols used in ladder diagrams and also covers the principles of operation and symbols for switches, timers, potential devices used in refrigeration systems, alarm circuits, defrost cycles, and troubleshooting, utilizing a large fold-out diagram for an actual rotary screw compressor control circuit. The class consists of two sections, a 20-hour, classroom session followed by a 20-hour hands-on laboratory session.

Topics to be covered include:
  • Safety
  • The Rungs of The Ladder
  • Expanding Fundamentals: Timers, Semi-Auto Circuits
  • Alarm Circuits
  • Auto Defrost Cycles
  • Motor Starter Control Circuits
  • Troubleshooting
  • Compressor Circuit Analysis
The course is taught 7am - 5:30pm Monday - Thursday.
The cost of the class is $1250.00; corporate discounts are available starting at 5 classes.


RETA Control Theory & Fundamentals I [+]
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This class includes basic control theory, temperature sensitive power elements, electrical linkages, actuators and electrical components, residential and commercial industrial controls, valve and damper theory selection. The class consists of two sections, a 20-hour, classroom session followed by a 20-hour hands-on laboratory session.

Topics to be covered include:
  • Safety
  • Basic Control Theory
  • Temperature Sensitive Power Elements
  • Electrical Linkages
  • Actuators and Electrical Components
  • Residential Controls
  • Commercial Industrial Controls
  • Valve and Damper Theory and Selection
  • Troubleshooting
The course is taught 7am - 5:30pm Monday - Thursday.
The cost of the class is $1250.00; corporate discounts are available starting at 5 classes.


RETA Control Theory & Fundamentals II [+]
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This class includes central fan systems, pneumatic control systems, solid-state fundamentals, solid-state control systems, and fluidic controls. The class consists of two sections, a 20-hour, classroom session followed by a 20-hour hands-on laboratory session.

Topics to be covered include:
  • Safety
  • Central Fan Systems
  • Pneumatic Control Systems
  • Solid State Fundamentals
  • Solid State Control Systems
  • Fluidic Controls
  • Troubleshooting
The course is taught 7am - 5:30pm Monday - Thursday.
The cost of the class is $1250.00; corporate discounts are available starting at 5 classes.





   
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