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Industrial refrigeration systems have used anhydrous ammonia for more than a sesquicentennial. Although ammonia has a long history of use in the industrial sector, the interest in ammonia as a potential refrigerant for non-industrial applications has grown recently. This presentation will provide an overview of the ammonia refrigeration systems that have been the mainstay in the industrial sector and emphasize unique characteristics that differentiate ammonia systems from traditional halocarbon refrigeration systems.
Douglas Reindl is a professor and chair with appointments in the Department of Engineering Professional Development and Mechanical Engineering at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. In addition, he is the founding director of the Industrial Refrigeration Consortium (IRC) at UW-Madison. He received his B.S. in Mechanical Engineering Technology from the Milwaukee School of Engineering and his M.S. and Ph.D. degrees from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. He is a registered professional engineer in the State of Wisconsin and actively involved in ASHRAE, IIAR, and IIR. As faculty member at the University of Wisconsin since 1996, Professor Reindl has taught at all levels: undergraduate, graduate, and continuing professional development. Professor Reindl has developed an internationally-recognized series of professional development courses focused on industrial refrigeration systems with an emphasis on the safe use of ammonia as a refrigerant. Through the IRC, Professor Reindl collaborates with the world’s leading food companies to improve the safety, efficiency, reliability and productivity of industrial refrigeration systems and technologies. Professor Reindl is an ASHRAE Fellow and a past recipient of ASHRAE’s Distinguished Service Award. HE was the first recipient of ASHRAE’s George C. Briley Award for the best refrigeration article in the ASHRAE Journal. He is a past chair and currently serves as a member of ASHRAE’s Standard 15 committee – Safety Standard for Refrigeration Systems. Professor Reindl has published 7 books and over 100 technical papers on topics including: industrial refrigeration, building mechanical systems, energy systems, and solar energy.