New IIR Informatory Note on “Qualification and Certification of Refrigeration Technicians”
The 28th Informatory Note on Refrigeration Technologies
Qualification and Certification of Refrigeration Technicians
The 28th IIR Informatory Note summarizes global, regional and national standards and regulations relative to the qualification and certification of refrigerating systems personnel.
Due to ozone layer depletion and global warming concerns, some refrigerants used in refrigerating systems are in the process of being phased out or phased down to be replaced by more environmentally-friendly refrigerants.
However, some of the latter are toxic, flammable or operate at high pressure. Consequently, safe handling of refrigerating systems using these alternative refrigerants requires specialized theoretical and practical qualifications.
This Informatory Note describes the international standard ISO 5149, the EU “F-gas” Regulation and the European standard EN 13313 whilst also presenting state-of-art certification schemes in several developed and developing countries.
Likewise, the IIR provides several recommendations aimed at reducing the risk of injury and environmental problems as well as increasing certification implementation worldwide.
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About IIR Informatory Notes
The IIR publishes Informatory Notes designed to meet the needs of decision-makers worldwide, on a regular basis. These notes summarize knowledge in key refrigeration-technology and refrigeration-application domains. Each note puts forward future priority developmental axes and provides IIR recommendations in this context.