First Chinese safety standard for cold stores

The codes should come into force in December this year
The “Safety Code for Cold Stores” (GB 28009-2011) was recently announced by the General Administration of Quality, Inspection and Quarantine of P.R. China and Standardization Administration of China, according to the China Refrigeration Administration (CRA), who helped draft the standard.
The codes should enter into force in December 2012 and set out detailed safety rules and principles for cold storage design, construction, operation and maintenance management and provide a series of requirements that apply to cold store personnel.
The standard applies both to direct and indirect refrigeration systems using ammonia and HFCs as refrigerants and provides specific indications concerning the handling of ammonia systems.
These clear new guidelines concerning ammonia are likely to raise confidence concerning this refrigerant.