Industrial Ammonia Plant Operations

Industrial Ammonia Plant Operations

This three-day course is 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.

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About this course

This three-day course is offered as a face-to-face or in-house session.

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.

Industrial Ammonia Plant Operations includes both theoretical and practical components, with visits to a working industrial ammonia plant. Certification is industry-based and provided by AIRAH.

  • Introduction to ammonia refrigerant
  • Legislative framework across Australia
  • System operation, maintenance, and fault finding
  • Multi-stage systems
  • Refrigeration fundamentals
  • Refrigeration systems
  • Lubricants and lubrication
  • Condensers and cooling towers
  • Compressors
  • Liquid recirculation systems
  • Safe work practices, management, and risk management
  • Refrigerant flow controls
This course is designed for...
  • Plant operators
  • Fitters and turners
  • Electricians
  • Maintenance contractors
  • Refrigeration mechanics
  • Boilermakers
  • Contractors

Industrial Ammonia Plant Operations is designed for...


online delivery
Delivery method
face-to-face or in-house

online delivery
Course length
3 days

Enrolment in the Industrial Ammonia Plant Operations course is capped at 12 people.


The Industrial Ammonia Plant Operations course contains two different types of assessment: theory-based exams and a practical workbook. Achieving competency in this course can only be achieved by successfully passing both of these assessments.

During the three-day course, students will need to complete 12 theory-based exams. At the conclusion of the course, students will be given a practical assessment workbook – this is to be undertaken at your workplace to reinforce the learning. It must be completed and sent to the AIRAH office for marking within three months of completing the face-to-face course.

Successful students will be issued a certificate and statement of results; certification is industry-based and provided by AIRAH. Students who do not submit the workbook within the three-month time limit will instead be issued a letter of participation.

Why enrol?

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

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AIRAH face-to-face training AIRAH offers face-to-face training opportunities to assist with your professional development in the HVAC&R building services industry.

Tuesday, May 23 – Thursday, May 25 • Melbourne, Vic

Tuesday, August 22 – Thursday, August 24 • Melbourne, Vic

AIRAH in-house training Would you like to bring this training to your place of work for an in-house session? Please email [email protected] to discuss availability.

Course fees
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Pricing includes GST.

Registration fees include detailed course notes, relevant handouts, and morning/afternoon tea and lunch.

Please note: Minimum numbers are required for this course to go ahead.
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Want to bring this course to your city/town? Please submit a request for consideration and/or to be put on the waitlist.



Please email AIRAH at [email protected] for more information.