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IOR unveils revised good commercial refrigeration guidance

Organisation has partnered with the BRA to revise entirety of its nine-part guidance intended to support best practice when managing refrigeration, heat pumps and air conditioning systems

The Institute of Refrigeration (IOR) has partnered with the British Refrigeration Association (BRA) to revise the second part of its Guide to Good Commercial Refrigeration Practice with a focus on safety and environmental considerations.

Revisions that have been announced to the guide, the second part of which looks at system design and components, ties in to a wider nine-part focus on good practice for organisations working with refrigeration, heat pumps and air conditioning systems.

According to the IOR and BRA, the updated guide on system design and component selection, as outlined in part two, considers the complexities of addressing both environmental and safety considerations when planning the introduction of new cooling approaches.

A joint statement on the guide said, “It comprises chapters on compressors, chilled and frozen cabinets, condensers, refrigerant pipework, design considerations, plant room design and more. In this edition, the chapter on evaporators has been extensively revised and references have been updated throughout.” 

The second edition of the guidance on system design and component selection is expected to be followed with similar updates to the other eight remaining parts of the series over the next twelve months.

This will cover a range of topics focusing more specifically on changing safety and environmental considerations for different forms of cooling appliances, to system installation and commissioning. 

Other specific focuses of the guidance will focus on system maintenance and service, as well as a publication looking at the decommissioning and waste disposal process.

The eighth part of the series looks at refrigerant and retrofitting, with a final focus published in association with ACRIB focusing on the themes of competence, training and skills.

Members of both organisations are able to access the update free of charge, while the publication can be purchased separately by non-members.

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