Wagner-Meinert’s Ammonia refrigeration training begins at JCJC

Written By: Teresa McCreery
Email Address: teresa.mccreery@jcjc.edu
Date Submitted: 2018-06-29 16:44:24

ELLISVILLE – Jones County Junior College’s Heating and Air-Conditioning program is offering ammonia refrigeration training as part of the college’s new partnership with Wagner-Meinert, LLC. The Ft. Wayne, Indiana, based company is also establishing a certified RETA (Refrigeration Engineers and Technician Association) Testing Center at the JCJC Advanced Technology Center in Ellisville to ensure the industrial ammonia refrigeration operator/technicians in the region can stay in compliance with OSHA and EPA standards.
The first class, Refrigeration Principles Level 1 will begin on Monday, July 9 and end Thursday, July 12 at the JCJC HVAC classroom in the JCJC Industrial Services Center, located near the athletic fields. The cost of this course is $799.  This seminar is specifically for plant engineers, maintenance personnel and all individuals concerned with a more efficient operation of their Industrial Refrigeration Systems. Based on the RETA Course One manual, it is intended as a complete and total introductory refrigeration course, mixed with practical field examples and open forum discussion. Course information includes a brief opening section describing the history of refrigeration from its beginning through the modern day, state-of–the-art Industrial Refrigeration Facility. It will also include a look at the role of technicians in the Ammonia Refrigeration Industry and the basic refrigeration cycle and its components. Other topics include refrigeration cycling, properties of refrigerants, refrigerant tables and refrigerant compressor types.
Future classes will include the Hands on Supplement to Level 1 course. It will be held on Friday, July 13, with a $299 fee. The Refrigeration Principles Level 2 class begins Monday, October 1 through Thursday, October 4, for $999.  The final fall session, Refrigeration Review Course is scheduled for Tuesday, November 13 through Thursday, November 15 for $699. 
To register for any of these courses or for more information, contact Wagner-Meinert LLC by phone: 260-489-7555, via email at registration@wmillc.com or click on the web page: http://www.wmi-safetyservices.com/general-enrollment-training-registration.html. For assistance, JCJC HVAC instructors, Jay Aultman can be reached at jay.aultman@jcjc.edu or call 601-477-4241 or for Thomas Johnson call 601-477-4247 or email thomas.johnson@jcjc.edu. 


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