Standards Australia have released five proposed new Australian/New Zealand Standards for refrigeration systems and refrigerants for public comment.
The five proposed new standards are:
- AS/NZS ISO 817:2015, Refrigerants–Designation and Safety Classification
- AS/NZS 5149, Refrigerating Systems and Heat Pumps–Safety and Environment Requirements, Parts 1 to 4.
Standards Australia state in their media release that the five proposed new standards are based on international standards published by the International Organization for Standardization (ISO) last year. It is proposed for the five new standards to supersede the current Australian and New Zealand Standards for refrigerating systems–AS/NZS 1677, Parts 1 and 2.
Standards Australia also state in their media release that the new standards were developed by the Standards Australia Technical Committee ME-006, Refrigeration. The ME-006 Technical Committee comprises of representatives from the refrigeration industry, retailers, government, emergency services and public health & safety officials.
Standards Australia state that the changes that the five new standards will implement include a revised internationally aligned system of refrigerant designation and safety classification. The classification will include an extended scope to include the environmental aspects of system construction, leak prevention, vibration, maintenance, log books, repair and recovery of refrigerant, as well as safety requirements.
Public comment is open until September 1. If you are interested in making a public comment, you can do so here.