Phillip Rowley
Phillip Rowley
Refrigeration Engineer
 

Phillip has more than five years of refrigeration design, packaged refrigeration and 3D printing experience. His responsibilities include refrigeration system design and retrofits, machine room ventilation designs and PSM compliance calculations. Phillip’s project experience includes Kraft, Nestlé, Bolthouse Farms, Boar’s Head, Hillshire Farm and many others.

Ammonia Refrigeration: Is Your Machine Room Ventilation Up to Code?

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Ammonia Refrigeration: Is Your Machine Room Ventilation Up to Code?

When it comes to ammonia refrigeration machine rooms, ventilation updates can often be overlooked.

Current and new mechanical codes — International Mechanical Code (IMC) and Uniform Mechanical Code (UMC) — defer to IIAR 2 (and sometimes ASHRAE 15) as the referenced code for ammonia refrigeration systems, including the machine room ventilation.

Just because your ammonia system was designed to code years ago it may not necessarily be code compliant today.

If you have updated your refrigeration system recently, did you update your machine room’s ventilation as well?

 

How 3D Printing is Complementing the Refrigeration Design Process

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How 3D Printing is Complementing the Refrigeration Design Process

Headlines have been hot with 3D printing news, toying with opinions on how the technology could affect the everyday consumer experience. At Stellar, we’re seeing the value of 3D printing firsthand. For over a year now, we’ve been using 3D printers to provide our refrigeration clients with 3D models they can touch and feel–and it has proved to offer benefits for both sides of the table.