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  1. I actually brought this topic up at our...

    I actually brought this topic up at our Refrigeration Meeting today, and I asked all my Refrigeration Techs if they thought there was a difference between a Ref Mechanic and a Ref Tech....needless to...
  2. First question; Yes you are correct, anywhere...

    First question; Yes you are correct, anywhere from 5 to 10% is accurate.

    Second question; R-717 (Ammonia used for Refrigeration) is typically close to 99.98%.
  3. I'd consider myself a Technician (Although my...

    I'd consider myself a Technician (Although my actually title is Refrigeration Manager). The main differences between a Refrigeration Mechanic and a Refrigeration Tech (In my opinion) is that a...
  4. Sticky: I started out working with Residential HVAC...

    I started out working with Residential HVAC systems, then I got bored with that and wanted to work with something bigger, so I went to school for Light Commercial HVAC (Roof Top Units), boy did I hit...
  5. I've worked as an Ammonia Technician for 30+...

    I've worked as an Ammonia Technician for 30+ years, to answer your question, yes it's dangerous and very harmful. But with the Experienced Ammonia Techs paired with good PM's on your Refrigeration...
  6. For someone like myself who has worked with...

    For someone like myself who has worked with Ammonia for 30+ years, will you please tell me what "Pure Uncut Ammonia" is?
  7. Let me start off by saying R-717 (Ammonia) IS the...

    Let me start off by saying R-717 (Ammonia) IS the superior refrigerant, totally 100% Green, if you will.

    Secondly, I agree with motoguy128, Chillers are VERY EASY and typically Chillers are WAY...
  8. Very Cool.

    Very Cool.
  9. Nah, we do a few more things than just that. :)

    Nah, we do a few more things than just that. :)
  10. I can't speak for "other" Industrial...

    I can't speak for "other" Industrial Refergeration Plants, but the one I work for does NOT bring in other service companies when it comes to their Refrigeration Equiptment with the exception of...
  11. I'm positive.

    I'm positive.
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    The oil pump pressure is set based on the...

    The oil pump pressure is set based on the compressor size, system size and the function of the compressor, for an example; The High Stage Compressors in the Engine Room where I work at, the Oil Pump...
  13. I have been working as an Industrial Ammonia...

    I have been working as an Industrial Ammonia Refrigeration Technician for a long time. And the advice that was given to me when I was asking the same questions that you are was;

    1) Check into...
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    Nice, send it down here, Southern Florida doesnt...

    Nice, send it down here, Southern Florida doesnt normally get that cold. But seriously, that did make me chuckle a bit.
  15. No they don't use Ammona Refrigerant (R717) in...

    No they don't use Ammona Refrigerant (R717) in residential, Ammonia would eat thru the copper like water and a paper towl.

    Too bad though, a full Stainless Steal Systems with Ammonia for...
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    I've worked in the Industrial Ammonia...

    I've worked in the Industrial Ammonia Refrigeration Field my whole life. I've had a Boiler Operator's License, RETA CIRO License, and have worked on Chillers for many years and I dont make 6 figures....
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    I've worked as a Residential HVAC Technician when...

    I've worked as a Residential HVAC Technician when I first entered this industry, and I didnt make very much. Now I work as an Industrial Ammonia Refrigeration Technician and make above $36.00 an...
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    Almost 4 years ago, I was rebuilding a Vilter...

    Almost 4 years ago, I was rebuilding a Vilter 450XL Compressor (For an Ammonia Refrigerated System), got it all put back together and fired up the system....About 30 seconds after I started up the...
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    Anhydrous Ammonia Info

    First thing, Anhydrous Ammonia (R717 or Nh3) is not heavier than air. It is in fact lighter than air, the reason most videos show the Ammonia close to the ground is because Anhydrous Ammonia is very...
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