Understanding Natural Refrigerants and Refrigeration Safety

At TFMCI, we offer a Refrigeration Plant Operator Program that will provide you with the technical knowledge and skills needed for those who want to begin a career as a Power Engineer. Throughout this program, you will be learning about:

– Natural Refrigerants

– How to reduce the ammonia charge in a refrigeration plant

– Refrigeration safety

…among other important areas of refrigeration plant operations in order for you to write the Technical Safety BC examination for your interprovincial Refrigeration Plant Operator Certificate.

Understanding Natural Refrigerants

Those who are not in the Refrigeration Plant Operator field don’t often know that ammonia is a natural refrigerant. It is an efficient way to run a refrigeration system, and it is actually one of the most environmentally friendly refrigerants on the market.

Understanding Ammonia Refrigeration Safety

As mentioned, ammonia is a natural refrigerant often used in large, industrial plants where its advantages can be fully utilized without compromising safety.

Thanks to ammonias thermodynamic properties it outperforms synthetic refrigerants, but it also runs the risk of toxicity and flammability, making the need for an on-site Refrigeration Plant Operator who has the appropriate training to handle ammonia in order to ensure safe operation of the system.


Curious about becoming a Refrigeration Plant Operator? At TFMCI, our programs are taught in a casual classroom style, where we will cover material such as:

  • Canadian Standards Association Code – B52
  • Legislation and Boiler Industry History
  • Basic Mathematics (Geometry)
  • Basic Sciences (Mechanics)
  • Thermodynamics
  • Electricity
  • Plant Administration
  • Refrigeration Fundamentals
  • …and more

Our 5th Class Refrigeration Operator Course begins October 15, 2018 and runs until November 2, 2018 each day, Monday – Friday, from 8:30 am to 4:30 pm at a cost of $3,295.95 per person (includes taxes).

The course will be held at the TFM Training Centre located at Unit 206 20167 96 Ave in Langley, BC, by Instructors Mike Garcia and Lou Roussinos.

Only 15 students will be accepted, so if you need additional information about this program, please don’t hesitate to contact us at info@tfmci.com or 778-873-1050 to secure your spot …and begin a career in this exciting industry anywhere across Canada!