Ammonia Technician Course
A first of its kind, this course provides an in-depth learning experience on each of the components used with ammonia and includes more than $300,000 of equipment. This course is geared to the needs of the personnel responsible for maintaining the mechanical integrity of anhydrous ammonia installations. The underlying theme of the course is preventative maintenance and helps participants identify the "weak links" in their ammonia system. John Rebholz leads this course based on his vast knowledge and years of experience with anhydrous ammonia.
The Asmark Institute was approached and asked to develop a course specifically for the personnel responsible for the mechanical integrity of the equipment used to store, transport and apply anhydrous ammonia. There are any number of courses that teach product safety and transfer procedures, but none that met the description of this request. Part of the issue is the information on how to properly maintain ammonia equipment isn’t being passed down from one generation to the next effectively. There seems to be the older, more experienced personnel that typically has 20-30, maybe 40 years experience with the product and equipment; this generation of workers is naturally aging and retiring, while the new younger generation entering the workplace doesn’t have the experience, or in some cases, the desire to work with ammonia.
The goal of this course is to foster a strong preventative maintenance message and prepare the participant to return home trained to identify and address the "weak links" in their installations and apply the training to plant modifications and new construction.
The focus of this course is on:
- Overview and relationship of the regulations and Standards governing anhydrous ammonia.
- Protective Measures
- Emergency Preparedness
- Identifying risks associated with Inspection, Installation, Repair & Maintenance
- Ammonia Equipment: Terminology, Design and Materials
- Guidelines: Storage & Plumbing of Ammonia Installations
- Inspection, Installation, Repair & Maintenance by Component
- Nurse Tank Equipment, General Inspection, Repair & Maintenance
Key elements to this class - but not specifically mentioned above:
- Participants will receive a certificate for successfully completing the course. Valid for 3 years.
- Checklist provided where the participant can return to their facility with to use in identifying vulnerabilities (weakest link).
- Enhanced website references provided for ATC participants.
- Course Manual will be provided.
All Ammonia Technician Course training will be performed at the Agricenter Training Complex in Bloomington, IL. The dates of training can be found by using this calendar. All classes are 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. daily.
Once confirmed, participants will be sent more information including a location map, potential lodging options, lunch arrangements, etc. Each participant will receive a confirmation packet with all the information needed to prepare for this course.
The cost for this course will be $325.00 per participant. This includes the 2 days of interactive training, exercises, course manual, lunch each day, handouts and wallet card with certificate upon completion.
Please use this calendar to enroll in the course of your choice. Classes will be limited to 22 participants and reservations will be on a first-come first-serve basis. Cancellations are non-refundable, but eligible substitutions are welcome. The Asmark Institute reserves the right to cancel any course due to insufficient enrollment.