Revisions to the ASHRAE-15 North American safety standard for commercial refrigeration would follow a UL proposal.
A proposal allowing higher charges in commercial cases for only A2Ls is being considered by ASHRAE-15 committee.
Member countries on IEC subcommittee approve changes to safety standard IEC 60335-2-40; next step is to prepare a final draft.
Gene Blackey also cited role of refrigerant management at ATMOsphere Australia conference.
Standards Australia’s new limits, including 500g for R290, match those in IEC 60335-2-89, edition 3.o.
Report offers quantitative risk assessment of R290 cabinet and heat pumps to help manufacturers analyze potential hazards and the effect of risk mitigation.
Some refrigeration manufacturers have begun reopening their facilities to address essential needs in expectation of complete reopening on April 14.
Stakeholders see more adoption of hydrocarbon display cases, possibly impacting market share of CO2 and A2Ls
In the wake of the IEC’s new 500-g limit, groups in North America, Europe, Japan and Australia are starting to evaluate what to adopt.