Industrial Ammonia Plant Operations

Course overview
Target audience
Locations and dates

This course is suitable for refrigeration plant operators who need to gain a thorough knowledge of how an ammonia refrigeration plant operates, its components, legislative requirements and maintenance. It also covers safety in the event of an ammonia leak.

Ammonia is a toxic gas. Refrigeration plant operators and anyone working around the plant should be aware of the potential hazards and the appropriate courses of action to be taken in an emergency.

This three-day course includes both theoretical and practical components, with visits to a working industrial ammonia plant.

Achieving competency in this course will be by way of assessment after each section is completed over the three days. Certification is industry based and provided by AIRAH.


General course information

Delivery method: Face to face and in-house
Length: 24 hours (three full days)
Assessment included: Included
Please contact AIRAH at or on (03) 8623 3000 to arrange an obligation-free quote to hold the three-day course at your facility.

Key topics

  • Introduction to ammonia refrigerant
  • Legislative framework across Australia
  • Refrigeration systems
  • Multi-stage systems
  • Refrigeration fundamentals
  • Compressors
  • Lubricants and lubrication
  • Condensers and cooling towers
  • Refrigerant flow controls
  • Liquid recirculation systems
  • Safe work practices, management and risk management
  • System operation, maintenance and fault findingPurpose and application of fire and smoke control


This course is designed for:

  • Plant operators
  • Fitters and turners
  • Electricians
  • Boiler makers
  • Any contractor who has not worked with ammonia and other non-refrigeration trained staff.



Please download the registration form and return it to AIRAH via email, or click on your preferred date below.

Locations and dates


May 11–13
  August 10–12  
Oxford Cold Storage, Laverton

  Oxford Cold Storage, Laverton



Please call AIRAH on (03) 8623 3000 or email for more information.