NH3 Training Center of Texas, LLC presents



ARM Program Training will include:

(1) Overview of the Ammonia Refrigeration Management Program (ARM)

  • Review of General Duty Clause Regulatory Requirements
  • History for Releases that promoted the Regulatory Requirements
  • Refrigeration Equipment Components included in the ARM Program
  • Management System

(2) Refrigeration System Required Documentation

  • P&IDS (Refrigeration Flow Diagrams)
  • Equipment List
  • Desired System Operating Ranges
  • Safety Relief Calculations and Replacement Schedules
  • Ventilation System Capacity (Ventilation Calculations)
  • Equipment Installation, Operation and Maintenance Manuals (OEM’s)
  • Inventory Calculations (based on Vessel Levels)
  • Ammonia Delivery Log
  • Ammonia System Maintenance Logs – Purging,
  • Draining Oil, etc.
  • Manufacturer Data Reports for Pressure Vessels
  • Material and Energy Balances
  • Design Codes and Standards
  • MSDS
  • System Documentation Location

(3) Hazard Review

  • Overview of OSHA’s Process Hazard Analysis Standard
  • PHA Methodology types
  • A review of the different types of PHA Software
  • Scheduling The PHA Team Sessions
  • Pre-Study Documentation required.
  • Following the Facilities PHA Procedures
  • Types of Risk Matrix to use and the importance of using the correct Risk Matrix
  • Leadership and Facilitator Skills
  • PHA Team Requirements
  • PHA Closing Meetings with PHA team and Senior Management including corporate personnel.
  • Tracking PHA Action Items to Closure

(4) Operating Procedures for Ammonia Process Equipment

  • Table of Contents- Equipment List of SOPs needed.
  • Safe Work Practices – (Confined Space, Hot Work, LOTO, Line Break)
  • Overall System Operations
  • Oil Draining
  • Component SOP’s
  • Charging the system with Ammonia
  • IIAR-7 Formatting Templates

(5) Preventative Maintenance

  • IIAR-6 Preventative Maintenance Program Requirements

(6) Common Mechanical Integrity Deficiencies

  • Missing Pipe Labeling and Valve Tagging
  • Required Signage on Machine Room Doors
  • E-Stop and Ventilation Switches on the outside of the main machine room door.
  • Missing plugs
  • Exposed Electrical
  • SRV’s out of Date

(7) Refrigeration Systems Safety Devices

  • Compressors Cutouts (High Discharge, Suction, Oil Differential, Motor Amps)
  • High Level Floats on Vessels (to prevent liquid ammonia from going back to the compressors)
  • E-Stop Switches
  • Emergency and Continuous Ventilation
  • Ammonia Detectors and Alarms (Turns on Ventilations, Shutdown Compressors, etc.

(8) Change Procedures (Management of system changes in the Refrigeration System)

  • Minor Change
  • Major Change
  • Replacement in Kind

(9) Training Requirements

  • Personnel Training (Employee Ammonia and ARM Program Awareness)
  • Refrigeration Personnel Training (Maintenance Techs, Refrigeration Operators, or Refrigeration Contractors)

(10) Contractor Program

  • List of Approved Ammonia Contractors
  • Contractor Safety Training

(11) Self-Audits

  • How often should a Self-Audit be performed?
  • Who can conduct the Audit?
  • Results of the Audit
  • Tracking Action Items to Closure

(12) Emergency Response Program
(13) Ammonia Odor Investigation (small release)

  • Handheld Detectors
  • Respirators
  • Fit Test
  • Responding to a large Release (Off-Site Response and Coordinators)

(14) Incident Investigation Program

  • Nuisance Odor Logs
  • Incident Investigation Logs
  • Near Misses

(15) Hazard Review - Off-Site Consequence Analysis

  • Using RMP Comp for Worst Case and Alternative Case Scenario
  • Determining the Population around facility
  • Distance to End Point


This training is LIVE and can be delivered: At your facility location, at a Local Area Venue, or at the NH3 Training Center of Texas, LLC (Montgomery Texas) Scheduled Courses

No Classroom Limit. NH3 Training Center of Texas, LLC may cancel this session if the participation goal isn’t met.

Paid Registration must be 6 weeks in advance to hold your seat.

Trainer Experience

NH3 Training Center provides qualified and experienced trainers in Industrial Refrigeration Processes.

Classroom Locations, Dates and Cost

This is a 3 day (24- hour) comprehensive training course to ensure you know and understand the content of this training.

Weekly Follow-Up Live Webinars (1 each week for 2 weeks) post training session. These sessions are designed to allow for follow-up training from the Live Webinar Training to clear up any items that may have been misinterpreted by the students. Students are encouraged to ask Questions for clarification from their studies and the Webinar Training.

The key to the success of this training program is to ensure you will have the necessary knowledge and skill set to perform your job with integrity and quality. Therefore, you will be given Tests throughout the training, to ensure you have learned the materials.

NH3 Training Center of Texas, LLC shall ascertain that each Student has received and understood the training. NH3 Training Center of Texas, LLC will prepare a record which contains the identity of the student, the date of training, and the means used to verify that the student understood the training.

COST: $1050. Each student

Includes Workbooks, PowerPoint Presentations, Test Materials

No minimum requirement for classroom attendees.

For further training in PSM and RMP for Ammonia Refrigeration Systems, see our class offerings and schedule.

To schedule a Training at your facility or other location

Email: Jet@NH3TrainingCenter.com

Call: 936-230-4392

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Introductory & Advance Training Courses for the Ammonia Refrigeration Industry to meet regulatory compliance guidelines.

Phone: (936) 230-4392

Email: Jet@NH3TrainingCenter.com

Located in Montgomery, Texas


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