View Full Version : Ammonia in New York City
02-28-2007, 12:31 AM
I am a student at Ferris State University in Big Rapids, Michigan and in the HVACR program. Our 499 class project is the ASHRAE student design project, a building in Manhattan on Spring Street near the Hudson River.
My question is: Is there any special codes dealing with ammonia refrigeration equipment with-in the city. If there is can you please reference me to any of the material that is there.
02-28-2007, 05:24 PM
If it's for comfort cooling is a big no no! If it's for process cooling the only requirment are it must be diffusion tanks in place, so when there is an ammonia release the vapor is dilluted in the tanks.
Hope that helps
02-28-2007, 05:30 PM
So using it for as a packaged chiller is not O.K.
02-28-2007, 05:39 PM
In NYC, no new ammonia plants are allowed. But they are allowed to fix an existing plant, just no new installations.
02-28-2007, 05:41 PM
02-28-2007, 07:42 PM
You may already know this, for all existing process ammonia plants, a RSOE license is a must in NYC
02-28-2007, 09:51 PM
Maplecitykid may I suggest you use a chiller with environmentally friendly refrigerant and low energy consumption. (Maybe if the building is close enough to the river underground piping for condenser water) These are big issues here in the Big Apple. :cool:
Good Luck with your project
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