Industries like food processing, pharmaceuticals, and cold chain logistics all rely on refrigeration systems as their foundation. International standards have been developed for businesses involved in activities connected to refrigeration systems in order to guarantee seamless communication, safety, and operational efficiency. In this article, we examine why it is crucial for businesses engaged in refrigeration to adhere to international standards. These norms encourage consistent practices, strengthen security procedures, and advance interoperability, ultimately fostering the industry's excellence.
Testing procedures for cooling systems for insulated transportation - Part 2: Eutectic cooling systems
SIST EN 16440-2:2023
International standards are most crucial in the area of safety.
Handling potentially dangerous materials, using high-pressure machinery, and utilizing complicated procedures are all part of refrigeration systems. International standards give clear instructions for the use of safety-related symbols, ensuring that technicians, operators, and maintenance staff are aware of any potential dangers connected to particular system components or operations.
Companies can create a safe working environment, reduce risks, and safeguard both employees and priceless assets by adhering to standards like SIST EN 16440-2:2023.
The eutectic cooling devices covered by this European standard are designed to be used with insulated transport machinery.
Applications covered include:.
• Eutectic cooling units, with or without a compressor or condenser unit, designed to be mounted inside insulated transportation vehicles (e.g. Wagons, other transport vehicles, swap bodies, and trucks (including lorries).
It is possible to charge the eutectic elements from the liquid to the solid phase using a compressor/condenser unit mounted on the vehicle or by cooling them with a stationary direct or indirect system.
The necessary parts for the charging, transmission, cooling, and/or temperature control are included in the eutectic cooling devices, as appropriate. The eutectic elements can be equipped with or without fans.
• Eutectic cooling equipment with separate eutectic elements that need to be charged externally.
The testing methodologies are described in this standard.
This standard only applies to devices that use mono-temperature eutectic cooling.
There are no safety requirements in this standard.
Consistency and effectiveness are essential elements for success in a globalized marketplace.International standards create a common language and set of symbols for refrigeration systems, facilitating professional interaction across borders and cultures.
As a result, putting the standards into practice can greatly expand how big a business can operate.
Testing procedures for cooling systems for insulated transportation - Part 2
Regulations in various jurisdictions frequently align with international standards.
Regulations imposed by standards like EN 16440-2:2023 for safety, the environment, and energy efficiency must be followed by businesses in the refrigeration sector.
Companies can ensure adherence to these rules, stay out of legal trouble, and keep a good name in the market by upholding international standards.
This document applies to eutectic cooling systems designed for use with insulated transportation machinery.
There is coverage for the following applications:
- Eutectic cooling devices with or without compressor/condenser units designed to be installed insideinsulated transportation vehicles (e.g. wagons, trucks, swap bodies, and other vehicles used for transportation).
Either a compressor/condenser unit mounted on the vehicle, or a stationary direct or indirect system, can charge the eutectic elements from the liquid to the solid phase. The necessary parts for the charging, transmission, cooling, and/or temperature control are included in the eutectic cooling devices, as appropriate.
Fans may or may not be installed in the eutectic elements.
This document does not cover eutectic cooling devices with separate eutectic elements.
The methodologies for testing are described in this document.
The only eutectic cooling devices covered by this document are those that operate at a single temperature.
The safety requirements in this document are not stated. Compliance also shows a commitment to ethical behavior and helps businesses align with global sustainability goals.
Competence of personnel with regard to refrigeration systems and heat pumps (ISO 22712:2023)
EN ISO 22712:2023
Multinational corporations frequently design and implement refrigeration systems, or thesesystems are used in global supply chains.
Global compatibility and interoperability for refrigeration systems are guaranteed by international standards like SIST EN ISO 22712:2023.
The procedures for evaluating the competence of people who perform these activities are established by this European Standard, which also defines the activities related to refrigerating circuits and the associated competence profiles.
NOTE Because electrical and electronic systems are not considered to be a part of a refrigeration circuit, activities in this area are not covered by this standard.
Referring to national regulations or pertinent national or European standards is advised for electrical and electronic system competences.
Persons working on self-contained refrigeration systems, as defined in EN 378-1,from the product's initial design to its full manufacture are exempt from this European Standard, so long as the process is under control and the methods are approved by a party in charge of monitoring compliance with legal requirements for health, safety, and the environment.
Companies can guarantee that their systems can seamlessly integrate with machinery, software, and components from various producers and regions by implementing these standards. This compatibility lessens maintenance difficulties, facilitates easier stakeholder collaboration, and lessensoperational difficulties.
Space cooling air conditioners and liquid chilling packages with electrically driven compressors and an evaporatively cooled condenser - Terms, definitions, test conditions, test methods, and requirements
SIST EN 15218:2023
International standards are used in the refrigeration industry, which streamlines training proceduresand talent development.
With the aid of standards like SIST EN 15218:2023, new employees can quickly grasp the standardized symbols and their meanings, accelerating their learning curve and cutting down on the amount of time needed for onboarding.
With electrically driven compressors and an evaporatively cooled condenser, this document defines the terms, test conditions, test procedures, and requirements for rating the performance of air conditioners and liquid chilling packages when used for space cooling.
The evaporatively cooled condenser is cooled by air as well as the evaporation of outside water.
A specific water supply circuit or a water tank provides this additional external water.
Air conditioners with a condenser cooled by air and by the evaporation of water condensed on their evaporator are not covered by this document.
The units covered by this document include those with a water tank or a continuous water circuit supply that can function without water feeding.
This document, however, only addresses the water feeding testing of these units.
This document is applicable to ducted units made in factories. This document covers all factory-made units, whether they have fixed or variable capacities. This document addresses packaged units as well as single- and multi-split systems.
This document only applies to units that are designed and supplied as a whole when they are composed of multiple parts. Performance in the heating mode is assessed for evaporatively cooled condenser units that can also function in this mode in accordance with EN 14511 (all parts).
This document does not cover installations used to cool industrial processes.
The conditions under which performance data will be declared for compliance with the Ecodesign Regulation 206/2012 and the Energy Labelling Regulation 626/2011 of air conditioners with evaporatively cooled condensers in cooling mode are outlined in this document.
NOTICE Any language can be used with any of the symbols provided in this text.
Standardized businesses enable efficient training initiatives, facilitating consistent knowledge transfer and ensuring that workers from various sites or projects have the technical know-how to operate and maintain refrigeration systems.
The main advantages of applying global standards
International refrigeration system standards are crucial for businesses in this sector. These norms create a common language, improve safety procedures, guarantee legal compliance, encourage interoperability, and increase operational effectiveness.
Companies can create workplaces that are safer, reduce risks, and promote effective professional communication by adhering to these standards. In the industry, efficient collaboration is made possible by the use of standardized symbols, which also improve interoperability and streamline training programs.
Adoptinginternational standards positions businesses as leaders in their fields, enhancing their standing,success, and sustainability in a constantly changing global market.